Physiotherapy is a governed and protected professional title. Physiotherapy aids in restoring movement and function when someone is affected by injury, degeneration, illness, or disability.
Physiotherapists help people by utilising a few key aspects of therapy including:
Ranging from basic movement reintroduction to the highest sporting performance recovery.
Specific manipulations, joint, soft tissue, or nerve mobilisations
Such as Taping techniques, ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), TENs or Acupuncture.
It is a Physiotherapist’s target to ensure that each patient is well informed, conscious of all therapy benefits, and therefore can provide informed consent. A well-informed patient enhances their own target achievements in the short or long term.
Areas of speciality include:
The spectrum of complaints include
- Paediatrics (the care of children)
- Respiratory (breathing/chest)
- Care of the elderly
- Women & men’s health
- Musculoskeletal (skeletal frame, joints, muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves)
- Sports injury/therapy
- General lower backache
- Specific spinal issues
- Knee pains
- RSI conditions
- Neck pains
- Shoulder pains
- Hip & thigh issues
- Hand, wrist, and forearm issues
- Sports injuries
What happens at your first appointment?
Your Physiotherapist will:
- Take a full medical history
- Discuss your condition you wish treated as also your desired outcome/target (s)
- Carry out tests to examine the condition
- Provide a diagnosis where required
- Discuss the proposed treatment plan
- Initiate your treatment