Physiotherapy in Hua Hin

Physiotherapy is mainly used to treat problems of the musculoskeletal system, but can also be used to treat spinal problems, respiratory diseases and many other conditions.

A Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist helps people who lost their motor functions due to illness, age or accidents, determines root cause of the trauma, counseling patients, creating a rehabilitation plan, creating plans like strength training, exercises, physical manipulation or stretching to help in easy recovery; educating patients on keeping them motivated during therapies and finally tracking the progress of patients.

Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.

Some of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:

  • Education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries
  • Movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body
  • Manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body.
Physiotherapy Treatment

Some of the treatments that physiotherapists use are as follows:

  • Massage to ease soft tissue pain ,mobilization or manipulation of joints it is a manual technique,
  • Ultrasound therapy to relieve pain and inflammation, reduce muscle spasms, and accelerate healing,
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS; uses low voltage electrical current to provide pain relief)
  • Exercise; an exercise plan that will likely include strengthening, mobility, or balance-building exercises.

If you are looking for a Physiotherapist in Hua Hin, we would like to introduce you to Khun Wan Nannapat, who works as Physiotherapist at Spine Clinic, Hua Hin.

Wan Nannapat
Wan Nannapat
Khun Wan has successfully completed her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at Walailak University with the certificate in physical therapy and with clinical experience in Orthopedic (musculoskeletal system, fracture, muscle strain, ligament sprains, post-operative conditions, tendinitis and bursitis) and Neurological (stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis).
She has worked in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Bangkok Hospital in Bangkok. She worked as a member of the cardiac rehabilitation team, helping to evaluate cardiac function, assess impairments that limit the mobility, and prescribe progressive exercise and physical activity to help the patients return to the normal lifestyle after a cardiac event (chronic heart disease rehabilitation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis).

She further gained experience as sport PT in Hua Hin at the Football World Cup, working with the team from the Spine Clinic treating the injuries of the football players.

She was also interviewed by Radio Surf 102.5 FM on the topic of physiotherapy, where she was able to talk about her work experience and health and educate people about these topics.