Physiotherapists Help You Strengthen Yourself And Meet Fitness Goals


Many people wrongly assume that only those who have been injured or have severe enough problems for a doctor referral can benefit from physiotherapy. However, this is not true. People set goals every year to get in shape but do not always develop a healthy routine.

Pinpointing The Problem

In March, it is common to see gyms full of people who are ready for a new start. Many people feel uncomfortable and self-conscious at gyms, and others simply do not have the time to commit to regular workouts if the gym is far or does not have ideal hours of operation. It is easy for people to feel disheartened when they compare themselves to others who may have been going to the gym regularly for years. Discouragement and lack of motivation are the two biggest reasons why people stop going to the gym.

Some people stop going to the gym because they injure themselves. They may try to lift weights that are too heavy or may have tried a routine that is not ideal for their specific needs. Perpetual inactivity only worsens aches and pains, and these discomforts become an excuse not to return. Additionally, some people stop going to the gym if they feel that the areas they wanted to strengthen are not showing improvement.

How A Physiotherapist Can Help

Physiotherapists are professionals who are trained to understand muscle, bone and tendon function. They know how all components work together to create movement and build strength, and they know what can impede proper movement. After any type of injury occurs that is severe enough to warrant staying home from the gym, talk to a physiotherapist immediately. Working with a physiotherapist is the best way for anyone who wants to build strength and meet fitness goals to succeed.

A physiotherapist will recommend specific exercises that are designed to remedy mechanical dysfunction. They also recommend activities to help strengthen the injured area. Resting and avoiding movement or exercising may only weaken an injured area and leave it prone to worsening damage. Also, physiotherapists can determine what activities may fuel the problem, and they can suggest what to avoid based on individual abilities.

First Visit: What To Expect

Insurance may or may not cover a physiotherapist’s services. The first visit is usually a consultation. The physiotherapist asks several questions to assess the problem. He or she asks about past health history and injuries, current activities and other health issues. All of these factors are considered when developing a customized treatment plan. Physiotherapists create a schedule as well, which makes it easier to commit to treatment instead of falling into the trap of making excuses not to exercise.

See Measurable Improvements

Seeing and feeling the results of an effective treatment plan will be worth the time and work of seeing a physiotherapist regularly. Clients receive feedback after each session to measure their improvement. When all goals have been met, it is easier to keep a regular exercise and strength maintenance routine at home or at the gym. Preserving fitness is a lifelong commitment but is possible with the right support, knowledge and motivation.


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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