Hello, everyone! It’s the team at Move4 Physio here to challenge some misconceptions about physiotherapy that may be hindering your recovery and well-being. As a patient-centered physio clinic that values education, empowerment, and innovation, we believe in dispelling myths and promoting evidence-based practice. So, let’s get to it!
Myth #1: Physiotherapy is painful and uncomfortable.
While physiotherapy may involve some discomfort or soreness as you challenge your body’s limits and adapt to new movements, it should not be excessively painful.
A good physio will work with you to set realistic goals, explain the rationale behind the treatment, and modify the intensity and duration of the exercises to suit your tolerance and progress. They will also encourage you to communicate your feedback and concerns, and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
Sometimes physiotherapy treatment can be uncomfortable, whether that’s soft tissue treatment in the guise of sports massage, or mobilisation of stiff and painful joints, be assured that the treatments we have at our disposal are not always painful.
Myth #2: Physiotherapy is a passive treatment that relies on machines and gadgets.
While physiotherapy may use some equipment and tools to aid in assessment and treatment, it is primarily a hands-on and patient-centered approach that emphasises active participation and education. Physiotherapists are trained to listen to your story, assess your movement patterns, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs and goals. They will also teach you exercises, stretches, and self-care strategies that you can do at home or work to complement the therapy and promote long-term results.
At Move4 you won’t see many gadgets or gizmo’s, we believe in strength, empowerment and our patients leading the way and taking control of their rehab journey with us by their side.
One thing we assure you is that when you come to us at Move4, you will absolutely not be asked to lie down while we attach you to a machine.
Myth #3: Physiotherapy is only for old people or people with chronic conditions.
While physiotherapy can certainly benefit older adults and people with chronic diseases, it is not limited to them. Physiotherapy can help people of all ages and backgrounds to recover from injuries, surgeries, and sports-related issues, as well as to prevent or manage common musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.
Physiotherapy can also enhance your athletic performance, improve your posture, and boost your mental health and well-being.
You don’t even have to be injured to benefit from our services, what we offer is about making you more robust and provide longevity into your golden years.
Myth #4: Physiotherapy is expensive and time-consuming.
While physiotherapy may require some investment of time and money, it can be a worthwhile and cost-effective investment in your health and quality of life. Physiotherapy can help you avoid costly and risky procedures such as surgeries, injections, or medications, and reduce your reliance on healthcare services.
To add some context, a physio appointment will cost you as much as a 2-course dinner for 2 at your local restaurant (without drinks). Now think about the impact your physical health has on your life, and weigh up these two options – the expense pails in comparison.
Myth #5: Physiotherapy is a one-size-fits-all approach.
While physiotherapy may follow some general principles and techniques, it is not a cookie-cutter or standardised approach. Physiotherapists understand that each patient is unique and requires a personalised and dynamic treatment plan that reflects their goals, preferences, and lifestyle. Physiotherapists also keep up-to-date with the latest research and trends in the field, and integrate them into their practice to offer you the best possible care.
We hope this blog post has clarified some of the common myths about physiotherapy and encouraged you to seek the help you need from a trusted and qualified physiotherapist.
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at Move4 Physio. We are here to help you move better, feel better, and live better!