Physical therapy(PT) is care that aims to ease pain and help you function,
move, and live better. You may need it to:
Improve movement or ability
Prevent or recover from a sports injury
Prevent disability or surgery
Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
Work on balance to prevent a slip or fall
Rehabilitation is an essential component of universal health coverage along with
promotion, prevention, treatment and palliation.
There is an increasing need for rehabilitation worldwide associated with changing health and demographic trends of increasing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and population ageing. The proportion of individuals aged over 60 is predicted to double by 2050 and there has been an 18% increase in the prevalence of
noncommunicable diseases in the last 10 years.
Sports injuries occur during exercise or while participating in a sport. Children are particularly at risk for these types of injuries, but adults can get them, too.
You’re at risk for sports injuries if you:
haven’t been regularly active don’t warm up properly before exercise play contact sports Read on to learn more about sports injuries, your treatment options, and tips for preventing them in the first place.