Who hasn’t experienced overwhelming, sharp, intermittent or even persistent pain at least once in their life? You may want to ignore the pain because you think you can tolerate it, that it will go away or that there is nothing you can do about it. But physiotherapy could be a great help! The symptoms you are experiencing (pain, stiffness, dizziness, etc.) do not appear without reason.
They may be the result of an old or recent injury related to an accident, a sport, repeated movement, bad postures, etc. Whatever the cause, if your symptoms persist, they deserve special attention. You don’t know when is the right time to come to physiotherapy? Here are the 5 signs- identified by our physiotherapists– that you need to see in a clinic or via video consultation.
1. Presence of pain
Pain is always a sign that you should consult. Why tolerate pain when it can be managed by a professional? Whether it is after personal efforts to reduce or eliminate pain or following a trauma, a physiotherapist can help you to alleviate or eliminate your pain and prevent it from recurring. With his or her knowledge, the physiotherapist will prevent, relieve and treat your physical problem while helping to maximize your abilities.
Be aware that a consultation can be done even if the pain is not constant or recent. Regardless of the history and intensity of the pain, it can still have a significant impact on your activities of daily living. The physiotherapist’s goal will always be long-term relief.
Would you like to start a new activity without developing pain? A physiotherapist will advise you on the safe practice of your activities, such as running and cycling. Advice on posture and work ergonomics can also be provided by a physiotherapist.
3. Rehabilitation following surgery, a car accident or a work accident
It is also recommended to consult a physiotherapist following a trauma, for example: a road accident, a fall, a sports injury, etc. Following a trauma, impacts can be observed on your body, such as pain, compensations, reduced mobility and many others. The physiotherapist will then promote optimal recovery from this traumatic event. Following all these traumas, occupational therapy is also an important asset.
4. Numbness and tingling
Numbness and tingling often hide a nerve disorder. This nerve disorder can be caused by various physical problems. During your physiotherapy consultation, the therapist will be able to identify the cause of these sensations and advise you on treatments adapted to your condition.
5. Dizziness and balance
Dizziness and loss of balance have a real impact on an individual’s daily life. Vestibular rehabilitation is a real secret weapon against vertigo and loss of balance. These sensations usually hide a problem in the inner ear. The treatment of these conditions requires specific knowledge from physiotherapists. By properly targeting the cause of these balance losses, the physiotherapist will be able to provide treatments adapted to your condition to facilitate the return to your activities of daily living.
Looking for help?
Are you experiencing difficulty with movement and strength? Get in touch with an expert physiotherapist at Performance Physio. With over 10 years of experience, the clinic specializes in hands-on physiotherapy treatments. The highly qualified therapists of the clinic make use of a multitude of techniques to treat all aches, pains, and injuries.
Long and thorough consultation sessions are also offered to fully understand your problem. Located within an excellent Personal Training Studio in Caulfied South, the clinic offers access to a variety of equipment. Whether you need sports injury treatment or rehabilitation therapy, book an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists. All treatments are tailored to your individual needs.