Physiotherapy treatment is based on the therapeutic effect of natural or artificially created physical factors, such as light (phototherapy), temperature (infrared radiation, cryotherapy), electric currents, ultrasound, magnetic field, laser radiation, etc. Due to the influence of physical factors, inflammation in the tissues, swelling, and pain are eliminated, and blood circulation and metabolic processes in tissues are improved.
Physiotherapeutic procedures have both a local effect on individual organs and areas of the body and a generally beneficial effect on the human body. Physiotherapy, as a rule, is prescribed in combination with other therapeutic and rehabilitation measures, but sometimes it can be specified as the primary treatment. Physical therapy does not cause side effects or allergic reactions. It is compatible with drug therapy and other treatment methods. However, only a physiotherapist can prescribe an effective and safe treatment regimen.