MYTH 1: PHYSIOTHERAPY IS ESSENTIALLY A TREATMENT WITH ELECTRICAL MODALITIES (MACHINES)
FACT 1: Electrotherapy (Treatment with machines) is just one of the wide spectrum of treatment methods in physiotherapy.It constitutes less than ten percent of the various treatment methods.Effective physiotherapy can be given even without using electrical modalities.
MYTH 2: ALL PHYSIOTHERAPY PROCEDURES ARE PAINFUL AND HURTING
FACT2: The “NO PAIN, NO GAIN” principle DOES NOT APPLY to physiotherapy. In reality, even the “STIFFEST” joint can be mobilized without a speck of pain.
MYTH 3: PHYSIOTHERAPY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR OLD AGE PEOPLE
FACT 3: Geriatric population(old age people)are the ones who are highly in need of physiotherapy to stay free from complications of osteoporosis(bone weakening), falls, muscle de-conditioning, deep vein thrombosis, pressure sores etc.
MYTH 4: PHYSIOTHERAPY IS ONLY A COMPLIMENTARY (SUPPORTIVE) AND ADJUNCT (ADDITIONAL) TREATMENT
FACT 4: Physiotherapy is the only primary, curative and restorative treatment for various ailments like MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN, ARTHRITIS, SOFT TISSUE INJURIES, POST- TRAUMATICSTIFFNESS, NERVE INJURIES, MUSCLE PARALYSIS, FACIAL PARALYSIS, CEREBRAL PALY, OBESITY, SPORTS INJURIES, DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY IN CHILDREN and the list is endless.
MYTH 5: PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR A VERY LONG DURATION
FACT 5: Physiotherapy treatment methods have advanced in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Swift recovery is possible through advanced methods like manual therapy, kinetic control, Kinesio –tapingand so on. As like any other treatment, the time for recovery is greatly influenced by the stage of the disease, patient’s willingness to strictly follow the guidelines, diet and lifestyle patterns.
MYTH 6: PHYSIOTHERAPY HAS SIDE EFFECTS
FACT 6: Physiotherapy is an evidence-based, scientifically validated, self-sufficient, assessment-based, treatment approach with absolutely no side effects.