Physiotherapy is a science based healthcare profession that uses a wide range of methods to treat pain and restore dysfunction. Using an advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, we are able to assess, diagnose and treat your neuro-musculoskeletal problems.
The aim of physiotherapy is to restore normal movement, improve function, alleviate pain, improve strength, and very importantly, help you to prevent the same reoccurring.
- massage / myofascial release techniques
- posture correction
- exercise prescription
- electrical treatments
- pilates type exercise
- dynamic stability training
What to expect
At your first appointment you will be asked questions about your current and past health, what medications you may be taking, any surgical procedures or medical interventions you may have had.
- The problem, how and when it started
- what makes it better or worse
- what you can and cannot do because of it
We will examine the problem area, this usually means undressing to underwear. Please bring shorts and vest tops if you would be more comfortable.
Your posture will be noted in sitting and standing, and how far you are able to move will be noted.
Your physiotherapist may do neurological tests such as reflexes if necessary.
You will be given an explaination of the findings and the most appropriate intial treatment will be explained. Following this the physiotherapist will often retest certain movements to ascertain effectiveness.
You may be given an estimate of the number of likely sessions required, or time scale if appropriate.