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Hey! My name is Marley and this is my health advice blog. Maintaining your health is easy when you are young. However, as you get older, you may develop illnesses and disorders as a result of your lifestyle choices. When I hit the age of 50 years old, I suddenly realised that I had a lot of problems which I had been ignoring for a long time. I decided to visit my doctor and seek help. Over the past year, I have worked closely with my doctor to improve my lifestyle and my health. I hope my blog inspires you to do the same.

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4 Signs That You Should See a Physiotherapist

Grace Henderson

Avoid thinking that you should only see a physiotherapist when you are recovering from a major injury. Physiotherapy can enhance your wellbeing by addressing issues that limit how well your muscular and skeletal systems function. This article discusses some of the signs that should prompt you to see a physiotherapist.

Loss of Balance

Have you been finding it hard to balance as you move or sit in one position? You may have issues with the structures inside your inner ears. A physiotherapist can design exercises that target your neck, eyes and head so that your body can learn to cope with the balance challenges triggered by problems in your inner ears if the vestibular defect cannot be cured.

Intermittent Pain While Sitting

You should also consider consulting a physiotherapist in case you get on and off pain when you are sitting. The pain may take the form of backaches, eye-aches or headaches. Talking to a physiotherapist will enable you to identify the specific causes of the pain. Remedial measures can then be agreed upon so that you no longer have to feel that pain when you sit at your desk.

Constant Pain

Pain usually accompanies most kinds of injuries. That pain gradually reduces as one is healing from the injury that he or she suffers. However, some people may not notice any reduction in the magnitude of the pain experienced after suffering an injury. Such people need to see a physiotherapist so that the reasons why the pain isn't abating can be identified. For example, the person may be exerting pressure on the injury site, such as the ankle, during the recovery period. Physiotherapy consultations can result in recommendations on how to take one's weight off the injured part so that it can recover fully.

Reduced Flexibility/Movement

Do you now find it hard to bend and touch your toes?  Are you no longer capable of moving your body as freely as you used to? Talk to a physiotherapist so that he or she can recommend specific remedies that will increase your range of motion and flexibility. For example, the professional can recommend stretching exercises to make your back and legs stronger so that you can find it easier to walk for longer distances.

Physiotherapists usually ask you detailed questions and examine you before recommending any treatment plan. You should, therefore, be assured that any treatment that you receive will be specifically tailored to address your condition. Just make sure that you have selected an experienced physiotherapist.


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