If you have an injury or chronic pain that is interfering with your daily activities, consider physiotherapy. After surgery, such as a hip replacement, or an accident such as a heart attack or stroke, your doctor could refer you to physiotherapy.
If you intend to use health insurance to help offset the cost of physiotherapy, double-check that the physiotherapist is covered on your insurance company’s website. You will not be allowed to use the services if the physiotherapist is not covered by the insurance provider, and you will have to pay the entire cost of care.
Please add this text below video: Author: Raja Challuri
Clinical Director at Ravenscroft Health – https://ravenscrofthealth.co.uk/
Physiotherapists concentrate on prevention as well as recovery. Treatment is available for accidents, illnesses, and disabilities. Such instances are as follows:
- Neck and back pain are caused by muscle and skeleton issues.
- Arthritis and the after-effects of amputation can cause problems in the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments.
- Asthma and other lung disorders
- As a result of heart attacks, you’ve been disabled.
- Childbirth-related pelvic disorders, such as bladder and bowel problems
- Mobility loss as a result of brain or spine damage, or disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
What to expect in physiotherapy sessions?
Since it is all about you and your personal needs, your session at Ravenscroft Health Milton Keynes will be one-of-a-kind. Here’s what happens in general:
- Your medical history is discussed with the physiotherapist.
- Your condition is measured and diagnosed by the physiotherapist.
- You’ll be given a care plan with targets.
- You will be issued an activity routine as well as any required assistive equipment.
Manage your pain
Arthritis may cause pain in a single region of the body or pain in multiple joints and muscles. Medications can aid, but a physiotherapist will inform you about other pain-relieving options that can be used in combination with your medications. Between appointments, you’ll be able to proceed with some of these procedures on your own:
- To relieve sticky, swollen joints, apply ice packs.
- Heat packs assist in the relaxing of stressed and exhausted muscles.
- Splinting swollen or sore joints may be useful, for example, during a rheumatoid arthritis flare-up. Temporary splints can be given by your physiotherapist or occupational therapist (OT).
Overdoing stuff, as well as not doing enough, may intensify your pain. Your physiotherapist will help you raise your activity level at a speed that is comfortable for you, as well as find the right balance between rest and activity. You’ll be able to do the things you want to do if you schedule your tasks so that you don’t overdo it.