physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal problems including sports injury and post-operative rehabilitation. Treatment incorporates all aspects of health education including medical acupuncture (dry needling), electrotherapy, mobilisation, manipulation and prescribed exercise therapy.

Acute injuries are assessed and treated to settle immediate symptoms and an individually tailored rehabilitation program is then formulated with the patients goals in mind to bring them back to their pre-injury health.

Physiotherapists work closely with other experts including Personal Trainers, Yoga and Pilates instructors to improve and maintain optimal mobility and core stability specific to a patient’s needs.

What Conditions Do Physiotherapists Treat?

Joints including:

  • Arthritis, injury, pain, swelling, stiffness
  • Back and neck pain – protruding / prolapsed discs
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Injuries including ligament & cartilage damage

Posture including:

  • Postural problems including chronic neck / shoulder discomfort
  • Ergonomic advice

Injuries including:

  • Sports Injuries – to muscle, ligament, cartilage, capsule and tendon
  • Muscle and ligament tears / strains
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow

Occupational including:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Physiotherapists can treat almost all conditions which have one of these symptoms; pain, weakness, stiffness, loss of movement.

Pre & Post Operative rehabilitation:

  • Joint replacements
  • Joint aches and pains
  • A.C.L. reconstructions
  • Scar tissue treatment
  • Fractures and trauma

Rehabilitation used in Physiotherapy:

  • Exercise programs that are patient specific
  • Muscle imbalance correction
  • Muscle and Joint Stability work
  • Direct liaising with your personal trainer to advise on appropriate exercise
  • Preventative advice
  • Postural re-education
  • Appropriate stretching
  • Ergonomic assessment for work place, home or sport
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