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.

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.


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.
  • Rehabilitation in stroke patients, help improve how you sit, stand, walk, and use your arms including balance, muscle strength, range of motion, sensation, coordination and endurance

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