The Benefits of Physiotherapy: How It Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

The Benefits of Physiotherapy: How It Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

The Benefits of Physiotherapy: How It Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

03 July 2023  | Article is written by Nur Athika binti Azhar* (Resident Physiotherapist, BP Healthcare Johor)

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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy focuses on body function and movement, aiming to maximize physical potential. It improves quality of life through health promotion, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation.

Contrary to popular belief, we think that EVERYONE (yes, even those without any pains) can benefit from physiotherapy. Read on to find out how physiotherapy can benefit you!

How Physiotherapy Improves Your Quality of Life
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Reduce Pain To Regain Normal Activity

This can be achieved through thermal therapy, soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilization and exercise therapy. Some complimentary approaches like electro-modality and acupuncture may also be employed.

May Avoid The Need For Surgery In Some Cases

Early physiotherapy intervention may prevent disease progression that may lead to permanent joint deformities, which may necessitate surgeries in some cases.

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Enhances Recovery After Intervention

Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. cardiac, abdominal) is important for healing. This comprises pain management, flexibility and
strength improvement, and return to daily routine.

Promote Independence By Improving Muscle Strength And Joint Stability

Physiotherapy can promote self-dependence among the frail elderly as well as children with delayed motor development through enhancing muscle strength and joint stability. Education for carers is also imperative to reduce the burden of care at home.

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Advocate For Safe Exercise Regimes To Perform At Home

At-home exercise prescriptions will be given to patients and the patient’s comorbidity and fitness level will be taken into account. Even among healthy individuals, this may be beneficial in maintaining joint and muscle health.

Encourage Better Understanding Of Disease And Active Involvement In Therapy

A visit to the physiotherapist will also empower you with all necessary knowledge regarding disease progression and what you can do at home to take control of your recovery. This ensures a proper continuity of care outside of your physiotherapy clinic.

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Who should undergo physiotherapy

Whether you’re an athlete seeking peak performance or an individual recovering from an injury, physiotherapy offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to healing and rehabilitation. Embrace the power of physiotherapy and embark on a journey towards improved physical health, functionality, and well-being.

BP Healthcare offers a comprehensive physiotherapy which can be personalised to fit your individual or collective needs.


*Nur Athika binti Azhar is our resident physiotherapist, based in Klang Valley as well as Johor. She graduated with a Bachelor of physiotherapy (Hons). Her vast experience includes service provision in different settings – in-patient, out-patient as well as housecall geriatric patients. She is a firm believer of manual physiotherapy and is proficient in Bahasa Melayu, English and Mandarin.