"Before physical therapy I was very unstable"
With attention on applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence supporting its science, Physiotherapy encapsulates its evidence-based healthcare. Informed interpretation and clinical judgement is the foundation of physiotherapy. As a form of treatment that is widely accessible, it is used by people of all ages with varying health conditions. By having a holistic view of the patient and the presenting condition, physiotherapy aims to restore mobility and function in those who are disabled, ill or have suffered an injury.
Our clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach utilising all therapy classes for best patient outcomes.
How a physiotherapist can help?
Physiotherapists help in the restoration of patient mobility and functionality, helping them move with greater freedom.
According to the Charted Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), physiotherapy is defined as the "Physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status".
What are physiotherapists trained to do?
Through their training, Physiotherapists can diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions. Generally, though, there four main complaints:
Cardiovascular- refers to conditions associated with the circulatory system and/or the heart. Such conditions may include people suffering from high blood pressure or recovering from a heart attack.
Musculoskeletal-which involves any issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and the skeleton. Examples of this include back pain, knee pain, neck pain and sports injuries.
Neurological-refers to conditions relating to the brain or nervous system. Patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or a disc protrusion are just some examples.
Respiratory- refers to conditions that affect breathing and the lungs. This can include such conditions as Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Asthma.
What will my first treatments consist of?
Since our physiotherapists assess patients from a holistic perspective, their main focus is to advise and educate patients on how to avoid recurrence of the problem. Examples of this may include showing the patient the correct way to lift and carry, how to adjust their workspace and generally how to function in a way which prevents the recurrence of injury and pain. During the examination, the patients posture is assessed to understand if it is having a negative impact on their symptoms. The main aim of the physiotherapist is to improve the patients overall health and wellbeing. One of the ways this may be achieved is by giving an exercise/rehabilitation program to improve, mobility, strength and overall health. Manual therapy, which includes the use of joint mobilization and manipulation, massage and stretching is an integral part of physiotherapy and is used to help reduce any pain or stiffness, promote the reduction of swelling, help blood flow.
How long will it take to recover?
Recovery time, like most treatments, is based on multiple factors, such as the presenting condition and duration of symptoms. The treatment plan recommended by our physiotherapist will set you on the path to recovery.
Is it affordable?
Our physiotherapy appointments are designed to be affordable so that you can take care of your health. All our clinicians are degree qualified and aim to provide a high standard of care.