— What is it that makes physiotherapeutic therapies so effective?
And how can we use them to help patients cope with their pain?
A new study of more than 2,000 Canadian adults and children by a Canadian National Research Council (CNRC) research centre is shedding light on some of these questions and others.
The CNRC Centre for Physiotherapy Research & Education has published the results of its “How physiotherapy can help” series in the journal PLOS ONE, which examines the use of physiotherapy for chronic pain and chronic health problems in children and youth.
The study, published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, looked at data from over 10,000 adults and youth from all 50 provinces and territories and from all provinces and the territories, with data collected in 2015.
The study looked at the role of physiotherapist education in reducing pain and anxiety, and helping patients recover from a range of health problems including heart disease, stroke, and depression.
The main findings of the study are that physiotherapy can be used to reduce pain and symptoms associated with chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, arthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but it is also effective for improving the quality of life of those who use it.
“Physiotherapy is effective at helping people to improve their health outcomes and reduce pain, but physiotherapy also has other important benefits that are often overlooked, such it reducing the risk of injury or death,” said study author Dr. Jodie Erskine-Hicks, associate professor of medicine and director of the CNRC Physiotherapeutics & Rehabilitation Research Institute at the University of Toronto.
The research was conducted with the CNRS’ Health Outcomes and Outcomes Research Group.
It was funded by the CNRA.
“What we’ve found is that there are a number of mechanisms that physiotherapy uses, and that we can see it working in a variety of different conditions,” Erski said.
“Some of these are the same that we see in older adults who are using physiotherapy.
Others are different.
So we’re able to see how it works with other conditions.”
Erski says the research is an opportunity to learn more about the role physiotherapy plays in chronic pain in children.
“The first time that I used physiotherapy, it was as a means of helping my parents with back pain,” she said.
The experience was a very important moment in my life, but I didn’t really know how it was going to help my parents.
And that was a big learning experience for me.
“Emskine Hicks, who is the co-author of the new study, says that while physiotherapy is the primary therapeutic approach for children and adolescents, there are many more treatments that can be effective.
She believes that by studying the data from this research, we can better understand what physiotherapy does and why.”
Physiotherapist education and training programs are available at all levels of health, she says, including high school, university, and college. “
There are a variety more that can help.”
Physiotherapist education and training programs are available at all levels of health, she says, including high school, university, and college.
In addition, the CNRL Research Institute offers several research-based educational programs and clinics, such the National Physiothoracic Education Centre (NPECC) and the Physiotechnic Research Institute (PRI).
“This study provides a number the first glimpse into how physiothoracs can help people to recover from pain,” Eyskine said.
Erskina says that although the use and effectiveness of physiotharacics for pain are well-established, there is a lot more to be learned.
“We need to understand the mechanisms of the benefits of physiotactic therapy for the various health outcomes we are looking at.
It’s something that can benefit a range or patients from all walks of life.”
The study was published online in PLOS One.