What is Physiotherapy. What to Expect

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the treatment and prevention of injury and disease by natural means. The aim of physiotherapy is to help alleviate pain, restore normal movement and function and help return the body to its natural, balanced state without chemical intervention. But it doesn’t just stop there, as well as relieving symptoms, physiotherapy teaches long term self management of musculoskeletal problems enabling people to prevent further episodes. Our physios are all highly qualified, experienced, friendly individuals who will go through your medical history, past history, current issues and your goals. They will advise you on what to expect and work out a program of treatments, exercises and self management techniques. They will also advise you if you require onward referral or other treatment modalities.  

What to Expect:

We start by taking a comprehensive history of your current injury and any relevant medical conditions, including medications, previous injuries or disorders. We will then ask about your occupation and sporting/leisure activities to get a holistic view of your lifestyle, which will assist in constructing your personal treatment and rehabilitation program.

Next, is a physical examination which will require you to undress usually down to underwear or suitable shorts/ vest top. We will then go through specific physical tests, for example raising your arms above your head, behind your back or bending forwards and side to side. These physical tests will help assess your movement and identify the structures which may be causing your problem. This information will then be put together with your history and lifestyle habits to draw diagnostic conclusions and create an individualised treatment plan that focuses around you and your goals. We will explain our diagnosis and answer any questions you may have on the prognosis, plan and exercises. Providing you are happy with the proposed management plan, treatment will usually begin in the same session. 

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Tuesday

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Thursday

8am – 9pm

Friday

8am – 6pm

Saturday

9 – 12noon