Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, exercises and education to help your body achieve its maximum healing potential. Physiotherapy can help in the repair of injuries by optimising the healing process, reducing pain/stiffness and improving function and mobility.
Common Conditions Treated:
Virtually any condition that affects your muscles, joints or nerves can be helped with physiotherapy. Common conditions include back and neck pain, shoulder and knee injuries, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, tendonitis/over use injuries, strains and sprains, and both women’s or men’s specific health issues.
Before any treatment is undertaken, the Physiotherapist performs a comprehensive clinical assessment to assist with a diagnosis of the problem to help you to understand what the underlying causes of your injury may be. After this initial assessment a variety of treatments may be appropriate,which may include:
- Exercise programmes (specific to each individual condition)
- Manual Therapy
- Manipulation (a high velocity thrust technique used to help loosen stiff joints)
- Mobilisation (a more gentle technique to loosen stiff joints and ease painful joints)
- Soft tissue techniques
- Traction (a gentle stretching manual technique)
- Muscle imbalance correction.
- Clinical pilates style exercises.
- Preventative Advice
- Correct weightlifting/gym technique.
- Posture advice.
- Ergonomic workplace assesment.
- Electrotherapy (including diagnostic ultrasound, microcurrent, laser and TENS)