How Physiotherapy Treats Muscle Strains

It is very common to have muscle strains at any given point in time. Anybody can have a hamstring pull irrespective of whether one is a sprinter or no. It is not that only bodybuilders have muscle tear, anyone can have it. 

If you’ve ever suffered from a muscle sprain, you might have been asked to see a physiotherapist by your general practitioner, a friend, or a family member. It is easy for us to choose medicines to ease and control pain over physiotherapy as we have no prior knowledge of the benefits of physiotherapy. It is very important to understand that physiotherapy has helped millions of people around the world in treating their symptoms and to prevent a relapse. There are some common reasons why people go to a physiotherapist like getting an injury treated, get rid of muscle spasms, to help in stretching and flexibility of muscles, improving body balance, etc. 

Let’s understand how does physiotherapy help treat various types of sprains and strains. Physiotherapy is a type of medical treatment that combines several factors like prevention of injury, rehabilitation, fitness, and eventually healing. It focuses more on the movement of the injured part of the body and the science revolving around it so that it can address the problem that has caused the injury. Once the problem is identified, physiotherapy helps patients maximize and restore their strength. 

The science of physiotherapy works with a mix of different methods that would help the patient regain flexibility with the help of massages and exercises, and these methods are deployed once the diagnosis is done. The final decision that is taken will tell the patient which kind of treatment they should choose. At the same time, the general treatment plan should help improve the patient’s overall well-being. When a treatment plan has been designed for you, you should immediately schedule an appointment with a physiotherapist who can help restore motion to the affected part. 

The specialists at Physio Experts are trained to treat sprains and strains and will ensure the complete overall well-being of the patient and will restore normal movement of the affected area, at the same time ensuring that there is no recurrence. Our specialists are trained to assist you in performing certain difficult tasks which will include exercises and stretching. We have extraordinary facilities with world-class equipment that can help address all sorts of problems related to movement and restore the normal functioning of the body. 

If you’re in the Kanata area and are suffering from strains, sprains, muscle cramps, or spasms, please do visit Physio Experts as we offer individualized physiotherapy services that help our clients get the best quality treatment. 

COVID-19: Our responsibility as physiotherapists

The novel coronavirus is the biggest disruption we have ever experienced in the world. 

People are getting anxious and are unaware and lack clarity on this changing situation. As a responsible physiotherapy clinic in Ottawa, PhysioExperts team would like to share important information with everyone. Please take time to read and share with your colleagues, friends and family.

Since March 2020, the province of Ontario has witnessed over 19,000 positive cases with an average number of 400 cases coming daily. This is a serious problem and we would like to promote social distancing as the first step to stop this pandemic. The objective is to reduce the spread and delay its transmission to the peak and reduce the number of cases over time to relieve the pressure on the healthcare system.

According to the WHO report the incubation of the virus is somewhere between 1 and 14 days with symptoms most likely emerging after the 5th day. Therefore, healthcare professionals are promoting 14 days of self-isolation. So, it’s important to stay protected at all times. It’s very important that you follow proper hand hygiene, follow social distancing and make use of your Personal Protective Equipment(PPE)  applicable to prevent the spread of infection. 

Hand hygiene is equally important to reduce the infection from spreading. Wash your hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. The reason is, the virus can stay in your hands for more than 30 minutes, which is enough to make your sick. In case of emergencies, always exercise caution and wear surgical hand gloves and a face mask. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water. 

We only promote the right information and always try to stop the spread of the virus as well fake news. Stay home and stay safe.