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We bust FIVE physiotherapy myths

Physiotherapy can be a massive asset to everybody's well-being and health. However, many myths have arisen over time that may lead people to avoid physiotherapy practices due to misinformed preconceptions that they may have.


Today, the physiotherapy team at Bankstown Physiotherapy has made it our goal to spread the truth about these myths so that you will feel more confident in seeking the right kind of treatment for your injuries.


MYTH ONE- PHYSIOTHERAPY ONLY TREATS PAIN

Of course, physiotherapy is generally used in order to rehabilitate injuries, especially those incurred during sports. However, there are also many other benefits of physiotherapy treatment can provide. This includes;




MYTH TWO- YOU NEED A MEDICAL REFERENCE

Contrary to what many people may believe, visiting a physiotherapist does not require a doctor's certificate or note. While a doctor's note may give a clearer indication of the type of physiotherapy treatment that you may require, there are no other significant benefits of visiting the doctor prior to physiotherapy treatment.


MYTH THREE- PHYSIOTHERAPY IS PAINFUL

The primary goal of physiotherapy is to treat injuries and bring ease to aches and pains that patients may be experiencing. While some of the treatment procedures used by physiotherapists may bring small discomfort, treatments are generally painless and are able to quickly soothe muscles and joints.


MYTH FOUR- PHYSIOTHERAPY ONLY TREATS MUSCULAR INJURIES

Once again, physiotherapy primarily focuses on muscular injuries, however, there is also a mass of other pains, problems and health issues that physiotherapy can help to treat. These include;


MYTH FIVE- EXERCISING AT HOME MEANS YOU CAN AVOID A PHYSIOTHERAPIST

While your physiotherapist will show and provide you with exercises that will assist with rehabilitation, exercise is not the only factor in physiotherapy treatment. Physiotherapy itself requires a large amount of hands-on treatment, such as massages, that can only be properly provided by a qualified physiotherapist. It is important that you visit a physiotherapist if an injury persists as rehabilitating exercises alone may lead to further injury rather than healing.




If you or anyone you know is interested in physiotherapy treatment, contact us on 97933119 to make a booking or inquiry. Alternatively, you can visit our website to find out more!

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