Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that assists in the recovery of physical disabilities and pathologies caused through sport, accidents, illness or ageing. A physiotherapy assessment involves undergoing thorough subjective questioning to gain a history of you, your medical history and your current ailment to develop an understanding as to what the diagnosis is. After this a physical assessment takes place where your physiotherapist will conduct a series of tests that involve testing the integrity of structures suspected to be involved as the cause of your pain. This allows your therapist to draw an accurate conclusion and thereby provide you with a working diagnosis. Once the diagnosis has been made a treatment plan can be implemented. Your therapist will take time to discuss this with you so you have a clear understanding of what you need to do in order to get back to your normal self.
What can physiotherapy help with?
Physiotherapy can help with a wide variety of injuries and pathologies. This includes sports injuries, post operative treatments and general aches and pains. Common problems that physiotherapists deal with on a daily basis include:
- Back and Neck pain
- Spinal Disc Pathology
- Shoulder pain and Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Wrist Injuries such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Muscle Strains and Tears
- Ligament Tears
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Post-surgical Rehabilitation such as Knee and Hip Replacements
- Post Fracture Rehabilitation
- Pre-hab to condition you prior to surgery
If you are unsure whether physiotherapy is appropriate for you and would like to discuss your issue, either give Sam a call or drop him an email and he can discuss your case to assess the best course of action for you.
More information regarding common injuries and how to care for them and useful tips on exercises to include in your routine to help injury proof yourself can be found on the “articles” section of the website.