1. Myth: Patient need a referral to see a physiotherapist
•Facts:Some patient feel that they require a referral or prescription to go to the physiotherapy. But it is not like that. They do not require any referral for the treatment of physiotherapy.
2. Myth: Physiotherapy is painful
•Fact:Physiotherapists seek to minimize your pain and discomfort—including chronic or long-term pain. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function.
3. Myth: Physiotherapy is only for injuries and accidents
•Fact: Physiotherapists do a lot more than just stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more serious injuries or disabling conditions—from carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder, chronic headaches and lower back pain, neckpain, paralysis to name a few.
4. Myth: Any health care professional can perform physiotherapy
•Fact: Any healthcare professional can not perform physiotherapy. Physiotherapist are best in their own field. They need to complete the degree in 5 years and after that they are specialized in neurology, orthopaedics,sports, cardiology etc. Not only that they are specialised to use different kind of manual therapies that anyone can not do. Physiotherapy is the most trustable treatment as no medicine is needed.
5. Myth: Physiotherapy isn't covered by insurance
•Fact: Most insurance policies cover some form of physiotherapy.Beyond insurance coverage, physical therapy has proven to reduce costs by helping people avoid unnecessary imaging scans, surgery, or prescription drugs.Physiotherapy can also lower costs by helping patients avoid falls or by addressing conditions before they become chronic.
6. Myth: Surgery is my only option
•Fact: In many cases, physiotherapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease, to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. Those who have recently seen a physiotherapist know this to be true.Physiotherapy can provide an alternative to surgery.
7. Myth: I can do physiotherapy myself
•Fact: Your participation is key to a successful treatment plan, but every patient still needs the expert care and guidance of a physiotherapist.Your therapist will leverage his or her specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating an individualized plan of care.