Physiotherapy in Hong Kong: Who Can Benefit and How it Can Help Us

    Emerging research and data points to physiotherapy as an effective form of treatment for chronic pain causes. For instance, physiotherapy treatment has been noted as a successful MRI alternative and drug free pain relief option for ailments such as tarsal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. The benefits of physiotherapy have also been found to extend to mental well-being as well as savings in treatment costs.

    The Role of Physiotherapy and Physiotherapists in Hong Kong

    Why is this important? The effects of COVID-19 on the general population In Hong Kong has resulted in more people staying indoors and not engaging in routine physical activity, thus causing a significant increase in aggravated muscle pain and other numerous back/mobility issues among the public. In addition, the high number of white collar occupations in Hong Kong means many workers spend the majority of their day hunched over a desk, contributing to a rise in poor posture and back issues among the general population.

    Bringing Awareness to Physiotherapy in Hong Kong

    By promoting the use of physiotherapy in Hong Kong, many of these issues can be addressed. The public can experience reduced stress and costs from treating injuries before they require extensive surgery or intensive medical care. A better understanding of what harms our body’s long term health can also help provide the opportunity to rethink our current practises and how we can readjust our lifestyle to facilitate a healthier way of living for their body.

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    References

    1. Gellhorn, A., Chan, L., Martin, B. and Friedly, J., 2012. Management Patterns in Acute Low Back Pain. Spine, 37(9), pp.775-782.
    2. APTA. (2020). Value of Physical Therapy in Reducing Falls. [online] Available at: https://www.apta.org/patient-care/public-health-population-care/balance-and-falls/research-on-falls [Accessed 9 Feb. 2022].
    3. Gallup (n.d.). Americans Prefer Drug-Free Pain Management Over Opioids. [online] News.Gallup, Gallup, pp.1–8. Available at: https://news.gallup.com/reports/218495/s.aspx?g_source=link_wwwv7&g_campaign=item_217676&g_medium=copy [Accessed 9 Feb. 2022].

    Topics: Long COVID, Physiotherapy

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