Physiotherapy aims to treat injury, disease or deformity by using physical methods like massage, exercise & heat treatment rather than drugs or surgery.
Physiotherapists are movement specialists whose training involves the study of such areas as anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics and psychology. Physiotherapists have been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen the muscles and improve strength, mobility and flexibility. These exercises have been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways that you can solve or prevent pain and injury. Physiotherapists employs a wide variety of treatment techniques, depending on the patient and the condition to be treated. Three of the main approaches a physiotherapist may use are:
- Education & Advice
- Movement & Exercise
- Manual Therapy
- pain and stiffness
- improve blood circulation
- help drain fluid more efficiently from parts of the body
- improve the movement for different parts of the body
- promote relaxation
- Car Accident Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Dizziness (inc Vertigo, Imbalance etc)
- Frozen Shoulder
- Heel and Foot Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pediatric Conditions
- Pelvic Floor Conditions
- Post Operative Care
- Repetitive Strain (RSI)
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Running Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Tennis Elbow
- Whiplash injuries
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Your first appointment is normally an assessment to help determine what treatment you might need as well as offering education and advice.
One of the key aspects of Physiotherapy involves looking at the body holistically or as a whole, rather than focusing on the individual injury or condition.
Providing general advice about ways to improve your wellbeing such as regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight in accordance with your height and build, forms an important part of the treatment.
More specific advice which can be applied to everyday activities to reduce the risk of pain or injury and generally look after yourself.
For the treatment of back pain for example, it may be advice about good posture, correct lifting technique and avoiding awkward twisting, over-stretching or prolonged standing.
Physiotherapists normally recommend a course of movement & exercise to improve the mobility and function. These can include exercises specifically designed to improve movement and strength in the particular part of the body suffering from the condition or injury & these usually need to be repeated at regular intervals for a set length of time.
More general activities may be advised that involve the whole of the body, such as walking or swimming (particularly useful if recovering from surgery etc) and this may extend to maintaining your physical ability and keeping active in a safe and effective way.
Other treatments may include the use of mobility aids as a means to help you get about.
A physiotherapist may also recommend exercises that you can continue doing to help you manage pain in the long term or reduce the risk of repeating the injury.
Manual therapy is where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate and massage the body tissues to help relieve:
Manual therapy may be used to treat specific problems but is also be useful for treating a range of conditions that don’t affect the bones, joints or muscles such as improving quality of life for some with serious or chronic conditions by managing anxiety and improving quality of sleep etc.
Some conditions Physiotherapy can help treat: