Repair Damaged Muscle through Physiotherapy!

Posted on April 28th, 2013 at 8:30 pm by

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Injuries can occur at any time during sporting activities like weightlifting.  In most cases, muscle injuries result from uneven or excessive straining of the body’s muscles.  One of the sure ways of avoiding these injuries is by carefully adhering to the rules and guidelines provided by your sporting trainer.  Fortunately, damaged muscles can be repaired through various physiotherapy procedures.

Let us now look at the various mechanisms and methods by which physiotherapy helps to restore damaged muscles to their original status.

Massage:

There are many forms of massages that you can use to repair your body’s muscles.  Massages are suitable for all patients but it is best to to choose a massage service that best suits your muscle injury.  Each entails a number of patterned and sequenced hand movements on the affected areas.  This in turn helps to ease tension and eliminate cramps in the muscles and around the joints.  In addition, it helps to ensure blood circulation thereby guaranteeing that muscles get a sufficient supply of nutrients.  It also helps to prevent accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles during physical activity.

Electrotherapy:

This is a more advanced form of physiotherapy and involves the use of specialised electrical equipment.  It involves the use of carefully  photo electrotherapy_zpsa54aa9ff.jpgmonitored and regulated electric shocks which helps to increase nerve activity, foster regeneration of muscles cells, as well as reduce muscle pain.  The electric current that is usually used in this procedure is quite low, hence, the process is painless and more effective than other muscle therapy procedures.  Depending on the issue at hand, the physiotherapist may decide to incorporate ultrasound and laser technology in order to aid the healing process.

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Hydrotherapy Procedures:

This is normally carried out in a specially designed swimming pool, however, it can also be carried out in a conventional pool as long as it contains relatively warm, shallow water.  During a hydrotherapy session, the patient is advised to indulge in various exercises which exert pressure on the water.  This in turn helps to strengthen the muscles and joints.  In addition, it significantly helps to boost blood circulation and reduce one’s risk of heart complications and high blood pressure.  Other activities that are carried out in this procedure include massages and water jets which have been proven to be very effective in stimulating nerve activity.

Body Movements and Exercises:

This is one of the core aspects that each physiotherapy procedure has to include for it to be effective in attaining the expected result.  Body movements and exercises help to stretch the muscles, eliminate muscles cramps, minimize stiffness and improve flexibility and endurance.  It is advised to start with low intensity exercises in order to give the body enough time to get acquainted.  For example, patients are advised to carry out stretch exercises at least once every day for several weeks or months until the muscles are healed completely.

As a result of the above, physiotherapy procedures are definitely the best muscle healing activities.

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