(From the Greek physis – nature + therapia – treatment) includes all those methods of treatment that use no pharmacological action on the human body (i.e., drug substance), and physical factors: laser, ultrasound, magnetic field, currents, light, etc. Yes, since childhood, You are familiar with the yellow card – it is also physical therapy!
This area of clinical medicine applies the environmental factors, with curative, preventive and rehabilitative purpose. In each case, physical therapy – and the method of exposure and the duration and point of application, and the medicine is chosen individually, it depends on the individual characteristics of the organism, the disease and many other factors.
Physiotherapy complements the therapy of many conditions respond well to traditional pharmacotherapy: chronic diseases, prolonged inflammation, persistent changes in functions of organs and systems of the body. With the undoubted advantage is that with the introduction in the regimen of physical therapy, the dose and number of drugs on the course of treatment is often reduced. Correctly chosen exposure in some cases can replace some of the drugs and the duration of illness is reduced.
A significant advantage of physiotherapeutic factors is that they are able to run and strengthen the natural mechanisms of sanogenesis, i.e. mechanisms of “recovery”.
Neobhodimaja be noted that single and short-term physical impacts will cause in the body only short and unstable positive changes. Persistent therapeutic effect is possible only as a result of a course of treatment.
You need to always remember that the therapeutic possibilities of modern physical therapy are very high, but she, like every active method of treatment, requires a skilled approach. Before applying varying physiotherapy needs to consult a doctor-physiotherapist. Like any other method effects on the body, physical therapy has indications and contraindications, and identify their presence in a specific patient can only be a specialist!