One of the key roles of the physiotherapist is to help someone recover from a spinal cord injury. The benefits of physiotherapy are:Pain Control:
The physiotherapist helps to reduce or eliminate pain after an injury or surgery, also strengthens the surrounding muscles, and improves mobility. Recommends rest that can help provide pain relief, but active rehabilitation is often better.Movement awareness:
Improves the levels of movement and strength as well as overall well-being. Enhances movement awareness by teaching the importance of posture awareness and how to reduce the stress on the back while sitting or standing.Increase functional Strength:
In case of lost sensation and strength in certain parts of the body. A physiotherapist can recommend exercises that can strengthen weak areas.Balance and coordination:
Spinal injuries can sometimes affect balance and coordination but rehabilitation can help to relearn and adjust. Especially for older individuals who may be more prone to fall injuries after an operation, but it’s also important for athletes who want to return to their pre-injury level of fitness.Cardiovascular Strength:
Helps keep the heart healthy by engaging in aerobic exercises that help maintain good circulation and cardiovascular health following an injury to the spine. They might assist with changes to the home or in choosing the appropriate treatment plan to keep the heart healthy by engaging in aerobic exercises that promote better recovery.Respiratory muscle Strength:
Help with trouble breathing that occurs when the damage has been sustained in the cervical and thoracic areas of the spine. The therapist teaches the patient to breathe again and improve respiratory muscle strength.Improve Mobility:
Help is improving mobility by alternative ways to move, by strengthening muscles, or by teaching the patient to operate an assistive device like a wheelchair, walking frame, or crutches. Also helps to prevent the onset of scar tissue that can limit mobility, this helps to increase flexibility in a recovering area.