The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the health and well-being of millions of people around the world. One of the consequences of the prolonged lockdowns, social distancing, and reduced physical activity is the increased demand for physiotherapy services. Physiotherapy is a branch of health care that focuses on restoring and maintaining the function, movement, and quality of life of people with various conditions and injuries.
Physiotherapy can help people who have experienced physical and mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as:
Musculoskeletal pain: This refers to pain in the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. It can be caused by poor posture, lack of exercise, stress, or infection. Physiotherapy can provide pain relief, improve mobility, and prevent further damage through manual therapy, exercises, and education.
Deconditioning: This is the loss of muscle strength, endurance, and coordination due to inactivity or illness. It can affect the ability to perform daily activities, increase the risk of falls and injuries, and reduce the immune system. Physiotherapy can help restore physical fitness and function through tailored exercise programs, balance training, and nutritional advice.
Fatigue: That awful feeling of extreme tiredness or exhaustion that does not improve with rest can be caused by infection, inflammation, stress, or lack of sleep. Physiotherapy can help manage fatigue by addressing the underlying causes, providing energy conservation strategies, and promoting relaxation techniques.
Anxiety and depression: These are common mental health disorders that affect the mood, thoughts, and behavior of a person. They can be triggered or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic due to fear, uncertainty, isolation, or loss. Physiotherapy can help improve mental health by enhancing physical activity, reducing pain, improving sleep quality, and offering emotional support.
If you are one of the many people who have suffered from these or other health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may benefit from the variety of physiotherapy services we provide. Our physiotherapists can help you recover faster, improve your quality of life, and prevent future complications. Our team, at Advanced Physiotherapy, look forward to working with you to help you move better. Contact our office today to schedule an assessment.