What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that aids healing and management of many injuries, disabilities or diseases.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as arthritis, chronic pain and neurological conditions.
What physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
What to expect:
We will start with a 60 minute initial assessment, this will consist of 2 main parts:
The subjective assessment
The majority of your first session will be a discussion regarding your symptoms, lifestyle and past medical history. By asking these questions this will allow the therapist to understand expectations, limitations and adapt the assessment and treatment for each individual.
The objective assessment
The next step is to physically assess your injury. We will look at the movement you are able to achieve both actively and passively and also look at how strong you are. Dependent on the injury or condition we may also need to look at sensation, reflex’s and joint movements.
If there’s time at the end of this session, we can set goals for your ongoing treatment and you may be given some treatment, or exercises to do at home.
Your treatment will be based on goals agreed on the first session. We will start each session reviewing our goals and discussing any changes from previous sessions. Most treatments will be a mix of hands on manual treatment and exercise progression.