Due to modern lifestyle it is not uncommon to see people suffer from knee pain, back pain, neck strain and shoulder issues. These seem to have become a part and parcel of life. When a certain type of pain does not subdue over a period and it is experienced with a specific movement, then it is advised to undergo physiotherapy. It provides a holistic approach in the pain management system.

Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, disease and disorders through physical methods — such as exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments — over medication and surgery.

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for a range of conditions and treatment can help lessen the recovery time after different kinds of surgeries.

The various fields within physiotherapy are –

  • Musculoskeletal – Also called orthopedic physiotherapy, it is used to treat conditions such as sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, incontinence, bursitis, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries and reduced mobility. Rehabilitation following surgery is also included within this category.

  • Neurological- This is used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used for rehabilitation following brain surgery.


Hydrotherapy is part of alternative medicine that uses water as a means of pain relief and treatment of different conditions, including arthritis and related rheumatic complaints.

A range of methods and techniques using water as a medium facilitate thermoregulatory reactions for therapeutic benefit. The focus of the exercises is adjusted to help a patient’s range of movement or strength, depending on their symptoms.

It is also suggested for patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery or suffer from back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.