Rather than oral medication, or going under the surgeon’s knife, physiotherapy treats patients’ injuries, disorders or disability through physical methods.
Physiotherapy includes exercise, massage, movement or manual therapy, coupled with education and advice by the physiotherapist, to help improve the patient’s overall lifestyle.
If you’ve just undergone major surgery or a life-altering event like a stroke, physical therapy can be, and is used to help you recover or rehabilitate your affected limb or limbs, restore your strength and motion, even learn to use an artificial limb!
Carried out by physical therapists, these are licensed allied health professionals, who have received specific training in physical therapy, and in Malaysia, are represented by the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association as the country’s professional body.
When should you seek physiotherapy?
Besides physical exercise and manipulation, therapy also helps you recover by encouraging the production of your body’s natural painkillers
Instead of letting pain disable you, physical therapy teaches you to understand, manage your pain, then to move and function in a safe manner
Following surgery or a stroke, physical therapy around the affected areas helps you restore strength, activity and motion while alleviating pain too
Michelle Khoo Hui Li, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Michelle graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy Sciences in collaboration with MAHSA University.
A clinical physiotherapist with over 7 years of previous experience with a chiropractor specialist clinic and a sports clinic. Michelle specializes in Musculoskeletal & Neuromuscular Disorders, Kinesio Taping and Dry Needling.
She enjoys treating patients with manual therapy techniques to improve a patient’s pain and their quality of movement.
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