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10 Interesting Facts About Physiotherapy You Probably Didn't Know

March 30, 2022

Even though Physiotherapy is such a popular field, many people still don't completely understand the full extent of what physiotherapists can offer their patients.

10 Interesting Facts About Physiotherapy You Probably Didn't Know

Generally speaking, physiotherapy takes a holistic technique to rehabilitate both movement and function after an injury or illness or in the event of disability.

Here are ten interesting facts about physiotherapy that you probably didn't know:

  1. Physiotherapy began after World War One

During WWI, numerous Canadian soldiers were injured and lost part of their function or mobility; as a result, Canadian physicians invented this therapeutic modality to help patients regain their previous physical features.

  1. Physical therapy and physiotherapy are the same things

Many people use these terms to mean entirely different practices. There is a distinction between physical therapy and physiotherapy in other countries, but in Canada, these two mean the same thing.

  1. Physiotherapy treats more health conditions than you probably think

A common misconception about physiotherapy is that it's only a treatment option for people who have sustained an injury after an accident. But that's just one aspect of physiotherapy. Far from what most people believe, it is also an excellent treatment course to relieve and manage symptoms of different illnesses.

  1. Physiotherapy can treat vertigo

Vertigo is usually brought about by an ear infection in the vestibular system, essential for maintaining your balance. Patients often feel dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, and these symptoms can go away with physiotherapy.

  1. Physiotherapy can reduce your treatment expenses

People with lower back pain who sought out physical therapy before any other type of treatment had 72% fewer costs than those who went a different direction.

  1. Physiotherapy can relieve severe pain

Recurring pain drains out your energy. It can take a toll on your emotional, physical, and social health. Instead of living off painkillers that only provide momentary comfort from burning back or pelvic pain, visit a physiotherapy clinic for long-term pain relief.

  1. Physiotherapy incorporates massage techniques

Physical therapists use massage to reduce tightness and tone and improve tissue mobility of specific muscles that may be inflamed and causing you pain.

  1. Physiotherapy prevents injury from reoccurring

Long-term optimal health is the principal focus of physiotherapy, not a quick fix. Prevention is the key; Physiotherapists work together with clients to develop ways to continuously manage the problem and prevent it from happening again.

  1. Physiotherapy is a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free option

The practise of physiotherapy is entirely drug-free; it relies on exercise, stimulation, massage, and stretches to be effective.

  1. Physiotherapy isn't just for adults

Physiotherapy isn't just for adults, but not everyone knows this. As a result, some children who could benefit from physiotherapy don't receive them. Babies, infants, children, and youth of all ages can benefit from the services provided by a physiotherapist.

Are you wondering how you can get started with your physiotherapy journey? KL Kinetic is here to help! Contact us today at +60 12-669 3151 to speak with one of our specialists.


Mr. Dharvin C. Pillay
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy
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Mr. Tilakh Bahadur
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy
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Ms. Wahidah Othaman
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