Should you go to the physiotherapist?

At first: who actually is a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a person with medicine education who takes care of patient’s mobility. He or she can help with all mobility problems, muscles-aches, contusions. The physiotherapist can use kinesiology, mechanical force and movements, exercise therapy, sometimes electrotherapy to solve mobility problems and improve a patient's quality of life.

Who should be in touch with a physiotherapist?

First at all, the sportsmen. This is a social group who has the biggest risk of contusions. And – what is important! – you shouldn’t wait for your first injury. The best thing you can do is to go to the physiotherapist before you start to train. He or she can advise you what kind of exercises will be best for you and what part of your body is the weakest. This helps you to plan your training properly and healthy.

But remember: a physiotherapist isn’t only “a doctor for sportsmen”. He or she works with other people too, for example patients after strokes or accidents, who have some mobility problem. There a group of physiotherapists who specialize in “office illness” and help corporation’s employees with their backaches.

You can ask a physiotherapist for help in every case of mobility problem. Your knee hurts? Go to the physiotherapist. Do you have problem with bending down? Go to the physiotherapist. Do you suffer from text neck syndrome? Go to the physiotherapist. He or she really can help you improve your life’s quality.