Visiting an NDIS physiotherapist can have a variety of benefits for anybody, regardless of age, gender or physical activity level. It can also help those with medical conditions or those who have suffered injuries return to normal functioning. A customized program from an NDIS physiotherapist can help to return those affected by injury to normal functioning, as well as encourage activities and exercises that can help them to prevent injury in the future and improve their health in general. It is for these reasons that doctors will often refer patients to an NDIS physiotherapist when they see a problem to do with the functionality of the body. Even if you have not suffered an injury or have a problem with the functionality of the body, it is still a good idea to see an NDIS physiotherapist at some point.
Here are some of the benefits of visiting an NDIS physiotherapist.
Reduce or eliminate pain
An NDIS physiotherapist can offer treatments such as exercises to do with strengthening and manual techniques which can help with soft tissue and joint mobilization, as well as treatments to do with ultrasounds, electrical stimulation and taping.
These treatments can help to reduce or even eliminate pain from injuries or other ailments, as well as helping to restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain overall. These treatments can help to prevent pain from returning to the affected areas. This is especially helpful to those who have been affected by injuries which may cause them long term pain or even chronic pain. This can often be debilitating, and an NDIS physiotherapist can help to recommend treatments to ease the pain and help the patient return to normal functionality while their injury heals and they recover.
Avoid surgery and improve mobility
If treatments recommended by an NDIS physiotherapist can help you to eliminate pain and recover from an injury, you may be able to avoid surgery as a result. Furthermore, if you still need surgery, having treatments beforehand can help to benefit your surgery as you will recover faster. By being stronger and slightly recovered before the surgery, you will recover much faster to normal functionality after the surgery than if you had no treatments beforehand. You may be able to avoid surgery completely.
It can also help you if you are having trouble with walking, standing or running around, especially if you are older. Strengthening exercises and exercises to do with stretching can help to increase mobility. They can also help to fit patients with a mobility device such as a cane or crutches. Through the customization of a care plan, any activities which would be important to a patient can be adapted and practiced in order to maximise optimal mobility.
Manage and treat heart and lung disease
An NDIS physiotherapist can help those who have recently suffered heart attacks through cardiac rehabilitation as well as improving their daily functioning if it has been affected. For issues to do with breathing and the lungs, physical treatments can be given to help to improve quality of life through exercises to do with breathing, as well as helping patients to clear fluid which may be trapped in the lungs.
This shows the range of physical treatments that an NDIS physiotherapist can provide, as they cover a variety of different issues and conditions, not only injuries and muscle and joint related problems.
In summary, an NDIS physiotherapist can provide various benefits to anybody regardless of age, gender and level of physical activity. They are especially helpful to those who have suffered injuries or have conditions that make daily life functionality difficult.