Physiotherapists are using a variety of strategies to help patients recover from injuries.
A new study suggests physiotherapy could be one of the more popular options.
The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Atlanta.
The new study found physiotherapy had been shown to be effective for a variety or disorders.
“It was an unexpected finding, and it has a lot of clinical and research implications,” said Dr. Kevin Hirschhorn, an orthopedic orthopedist who led the study.
“We really need to be cautious and evaluate the evidence in order to make decisions about what physiotherapy is right for you.”
Physiotherapy involves treating injuries to the muscles and tendons of the body, which can include: back pain, arthritis, nerve damage, swelling, and pain in the joints.
It can be a very effective option for patients who are unable to get the care they need.
“There are a number of reasons why physiotherapy may be an effective option in the short term, but it can be problematic in the long term,” Hirschwick said.
“It’s a very risky practice.”
Physicians often prescribe treatments to treat patients who have suffered a traumatic injury, such as broken bones or spinal cord injuries.
However, they do not prescribe physiotherapy for those who do not have a history of traumatic injury.
The study found that physiotherapy was associated with better outcomes for patients with multiple injuries, and those who experienced higher rates of disability and illness.
“We know that physiotherapies can be helpful for patients suffering from chronic injuries, but we also know that it can also be a risk for patients,” said Hirschorn.
“If you have an injury that is not treated appropriately, the risk of injury increases and your quality of life is compromised.”
For more information about physiotherapy, visit the Physiology Training Institute at the University of Arizona, which offers classes for the public and private sectors.