What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also called physical therapy, is a form of health care and rehabilitation focused on helping individuals with bodily function, mobility and injury prevention. Physiotherapists are highly trained healthcare professionals who use a combination of evidence-based exercises, manual therapy techniques, education and advice to help their patients move better, reduce pain, rehabilitate an injury and prevent injuries from occurring.
What’s the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy?
Osteopathy and physiotherapy are both types of manual therapy that aim to alleviate pain and improve function in the body. However, the approach and techniques used by each profession can differ. Osteopathy is a holistic approach that emphasises the relationship between the body’s structure and function. Osteopaths use a variety of manual techniques, such as manipulation, mobilisation, and soft tissue therapy, to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. They also take into account a patient’s lifestyle, posture, and diet when making a diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.
Physiotherapy, on the other hand, focuses more on the science of movement and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, such as exercise therapy, manual therapy, and electrotherapy, to help patients recover from injury or illness and return to their normal activities. They often work with other healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses to provide comprehensive care. In summary, while both osteopathy and physiotherapy can help relieve pain, improve movement and restore function, Osteopathy takes more holistic approach by considering patient’s lifestyle, posture and diet while Physiotherapy focuses more on science of movement and rehabilitation.
What should I wear to a physio session?
When coming to your physio session at In One Healthcare clinic, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing so that your physiotherapist can easily assess what’s going on with your body. Loose fitting gym clothes are usually best—think t-shirts and shorts/tracksuit pants or yoga leggings. It’s also a good idea to bring a pair of runners and some water if needed.