What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a comprehensive treatment that combines ‘hands on’ manual treatment and key exercises to treat a range of muscular, joint and neural problems. Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and aid repair of damaged tissues by optimizing the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that you return to your normal routine, be that work or sport, as soon as possible. Research has shown that prompt physiotherapy assessment and treatment may help the recovery of many of the conditions below. Even if you have been suffering for years, Physiotherapy can help to change habits, lifestyle and both general and specific muscle/joint fitness, that may reduce pain.
Physiotherapy Techniques:Our physiotherapists use a combination of techniques chosen to suit your individual needs and condition.
Physiotherapy treatment may involve different ways of relieving pain, restoring function, flexibility and strength. Skills and techniques used may include mobilisations of joints, soft tissues or neural tissues, manipulation, postural correction, electrotherapy, dry needling, exercises and muscle rehabilitation.
What to expect:
Your first physiotherapy appointment will last approximately 45 minutes and will include a full assessment and treatment. Your physiotherapist will take a full medical history and ask questions related to your particular problem. Your physiotherapist will then perform a full physical examination. Shorts and gowns are provided. It is usual for patients to be taught a little about the mechanism and causes of their problem so that they can understand the exercises they may need to carry out, and so they can help to prevent re-occurrence of their problem.