Do I Need Physiotherapy?

Nitesh Mistry Uncategorised 22 Comments

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By: Nima Rajan

You might be surprised to know that you might actually benefit from physiotherapy even though you think you don’t need it. Physiotherapy has come a long way from its traditional role of a paramedical therapy that was only useful for post trauma treatment.

Everyday work activities like driving or standing for extended periods of time, sitting on your desk in a poor posture, lifting boxes, or carrying bags around can all cause the onset of early arthritic changes. Many of the light physical activities like household work can also cause our bones to degenerate in the long run.

Going for early physiotherapy sessions can help alleviate and prevent the onset on many of these degenerative affects.

Physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial for pregnant and pre-natal women. Most women experience a lot of aches and pains during pregnancy, which are caused because the body has to learn how to support added weight. Pains also occur because the body’s centre of balance can shift multiple times in a relatively short period of time during pregnancy. All this can result in strain and stress on muscles and joints.

A physiotherapist led exercise program can help in strengthening your body, preparing it to carry the additional weight of the child, provide relief to the lower back, reduce strain on soft tissue and the likelihood of injury.

Coming back to post-accident trauma: after a car accident, because of the adrenaline and your body’s natural response to trauma (which is swelling up), you will not feel the full onset of physiological pain for up to a week; this can cause problems with the alignment of the spine.

Hence it is recommended to get a physiotherapy assessment done right after facing any sort of accident.

For more information contact us at 905-488-1223




Comments 22

  1. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that physiotherapy can help prevent problems. I just got a new job, and I sit hunched over a desk a lot more for this one than my previous job. My back is starting to hurt occasionally, so I’ll definitely look into getting physiotherapy so I can prevent any future problems. Thanks for the great post!

    1. Hi Lillian!

      Physiotherapy is definitely an option for reducing and eliminating back pain. Physiotherapist will also be able to educate you – showing you stretches and small postural changes that could help you from experiencing pain at all!

      If you would like to book an appointment (905-488-1223), we would love to assist you in creating an effective treatment plan that works for your body!

      Thanks for reading!
      Meaghan – Pro Active Health Group

  2. I really like the idea of visiting a physiotherapist while pregnant. I’ve heard that pregnancy is full of aches and pains of all sorts, and I want to be able to have as easy of a pregnancy as I can. Also, do most physiotherapists do pre-natal exercise programs? That’s something else that I’m really concerned about with pregnancy and I’d like to be able to exercise safely.

    1. Hi Tara!

      Thank you for the comment! Every woman experiences pregnancy in a different way, some have more aches and pains than others, however, stretching and the appropriate exercise can help your body prepare for pregnancy as well as assist in eliminating aches and pains during the course of the pregnancy.

      Physiotherapists are trained in prescribing exercises and stretches that are safe for pregnant women at various stages of pregnancy. Your doctor will also be able to advise you as to what is and is not safe throughout the course of the pregnancy.

      If you would like to book an appointment, we would love to help you through your pregnancy! Give us a call at 905-488-1223.

      -Meaghan- Pro Active Health Group

  3. I have a friend who just started doing physiotherapy and I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, so I appreciate this information on how it is beneficial. It is interesting to me how you point out that physiotherapist led exercise programs can help in strengthening your body. I imagine that that added strength would help prevent injury as we are getting older. Maybe I will have to see if physiotherapy could benefit me as well. I will be sure to look more into this!

    1. Hi Jen!

      Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy! Weather you are an athlete and are looking to maximize performance, stressed from work or school, or are recovering from an injury physiotherapy can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

      We would love to book you in for an assessment and determine how we can help your body function at its optimal level!

      Give us a call at 905-488-1223, we would love to hear from you!

      -Meaghan- Pro Active Health Group

  4. I had never thought that a physiotherapist could be a good resource during a pregnancy. I can see how it would be a really good idea though. When my wife was pregnant, she was always aching. Perhaps next time we should try a physiotherapist. Thanks for the info!

    1. Hi Nash!

      We are glad that you enjoyed the article and found it educational! Pregnancy can be a challenging time especially the first time around, its hard to know what resources are most beneficial for your body and baby.

      We are always here to help, feel free to give us a call and book an appointment with us next time! We would love to help your wife have the easiest most pain free pregnancy possible.

      Meaghan – Pro Active Health Group

  5. I haven’t really thought about physio therapy until recently but based on what I’ve read in your post I think I see the benefits. I think it will help me with my current pains as well as preventing future problems as well. I’ll be taking the advice you shared here.

  6. It’s interesting that normal day to day activities can cause pain and arthritic changes. I’ve noticed that sitting at my desk gets more uncomfortable each day, and I think it’s due to my back, I’ll have to look at getting therapy to help as it’s hard to concentrate when I’m uncomfortable.

  7. Too many of the everyday work activities you listed apply to me. Standing for long periods of time, sitting with poor posture, those kinds of things. I’ve started to feel stress from it, so it’s starting to bother me. I didn’t know that something like physiotherapy could help me! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Braden!

      We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing stress and discomfort but happy that our article has offered a potential solution!

      If you are in the Brampton area, please feel free to give us a call at 905-488-1223 to book an appointment. We would love to do a consult and get you feeling like your best self!

      Meaghan – Pro Active Health Group

  8. Heya i’m for thhe first time here. I came across this board and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you
    helped me.

  9. I’ve always believed that exercise is good medicine. You make a great point about how it’s important to care for our muscles and joints to maintain your body as you age. Seeing a physiotherapist when you have knee or back pain can help you put together a stretching and exercise routine that will help speed up recovery and prevent future damage. Thanks for your great post.

  10. I think it would be nice to go through physiotherapy. It would really help me out especially since there are a lot of past problems that I have had from lifting incorrectly. I would just like to correct my posture and strengthen my back muscles.

    1. Hi Charles!

      Physiotherapy can definitely help you with proper lifting techniques as well as postural correction and strength!

      If you are in our area one of our therapists would be happy to treat you! Feel free to book a consult at 905-488-1223.

      Thanks for reading.
      Meaghan Pelley
      Pro Active Health Group

  11. I agree with the article, sometimes I feel like I need to visit a physiotherapist’s office since I sit on a chair at work. I alway thought you have to have terrible pain to see one, but I guess it pays to go to make sure you are feeling on top of your game. I want to go and make any appointment soon, and see what they can do for me.

  12. I had no idea that physiotherapy could help pregnant women. My sister is pregnant and has lots of back pain from it. I think I’ll suggest to her that she try physiotherapy. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I never knew how much the every day activities could have a negative effect on us. I know that there are ways like drinking milk and things like that to increase bones structure. I think that this would be an awesome way to help keep the bones from degenerating.

  14. I’ve been trying to figure out whether or not I could benefit from physiotherapy. I didn’t know that every day activities could effect the stress on your body! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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