What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy incorporates many aspect of healthcare from injury prevention to acute care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management, patient and carer education, and occupational health.
Physiotherapists use advanced techniques and evidence based care to assess, treat, manage and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.
Common physiotherapy techniques include, joint mobilisation (gentle gliding techniques), active releases, muscle stretching, neurodynamics, massage and soft tissue techniques, dry needling, taping, biomechanical analysis, physiotherapy exercises
It can help reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility, and also work hand in hand with patients, GP’s and other health providers to improve a patient’s quality of life.
How Can Physiotherapy Help You?
Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy at some point in their lives.
Physiotherapists are often known for treating injuries but in the recent years, more and more are coming to seek physiotherapy to help in managing their overall health.
This may include: musculoskeletal dysfunction, neurological conditions, orthopaedics, occupational health, sports injury, pain, support for the elderly, cardiorespiratory fitness, or just deconditioning.
A general physiotherapy session would involve the following:
- 1Assessment and diagnosing patient condition and needs
- 2Assist in setting and attaining patient centred goals
- 3Develop a treatment or prevention plan
- 4Hands on treatment, prescription of exercises and physical aides as required
- 5Communication and referral to other appropriate health providers as required
Our friendly physiotherapist will work together with you to determine an effective way for you to treat your symptoms, manage your health, and to help attain your goals.
WE HAVE A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN TREATING THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
- Management of neuromusculoskeletal injury
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Falls and Balance
- Movement disorders & any joint dysfunction
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder impairments
- Work-related posture and ergonomics
- Exercise rehabilitation