Physiotherapy side effects can include fatigue, muscle soreness, and tenderness. These sensations are normal and should not cause pain. However, during physiotherapy sessions involving mobilization, stretching, and strengthening of the affected area, it’s common to experience soreness following the session.
Other potential side effects of physiotherapy may include mild headaches or dizziness if the treatment involves the manipulation of the neck or head. Some people may experience short-term muscle spasms or stiffness after a physiotherapy session. These side effects are usually minor and should resolve on their own within a few days.
In rare cases, physiotherapy may aggravate pre-existing conditions or cause new injuries. It’s crucial to inform your physiotherapist of any pre-existing conditions or injuries you have before starting physiotherapy treatment.