Physiotherapy takes a holistic view looking at the whole person rather than just the problem area. By using a combination of exercise, manual therapy and other treatments we are able to relieve pain, promote healing and restore movement, strength and function. Physiotherapy can improve your quality of life, allowing you to resume activities you've been finding hard to manage.
Assessment: The assessment is where I meet with you at the clinic to assess your needs. The physiotherapy assessment is done through a series of questions regarding your aches and pains including; when it started, the cause (if known), how painful it is, when it affects you most and so on. I will also complete some movement and strength tests as necessary to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. This process can take up to 45-60 mins depending on your condition. I may advise you on some home exercises to get you started in your rehab before you book in for your review session.
Review: The review sessions are the main treatment sessions. This is where I will use a combination of exercise, manual therapy and other treatment methods to aid in restoring your function, strength and pain relief. These physiotherapy review sessions can take up to 20-30 mins. I may end it with further advice on self treatment methods to aid your rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy Plus: These sessions may last longer than 30 mins and can also include alternative methods of treatment including kinesio/sports taping, acupuncture or dry needling.
What to wear:
Please wear clothing that is both suitable and comfortable. I need to be able to access the area of pain and you must be able to move freely for any treatment or exercise. So a tight pair of skinny jeans or short skirt for your knee pain is no good. It’s usually best to wear loose fitting clothing or gym wear if possible.
How will I feel?:
After the assessment or treatment you may find that you have some aches and pains. This is normal, as the body will be undergoing additional stresses compared to a normal day. This should ease within a 1-2 days, and you should start to feel the benefits of the treatment from there onwards.
How many sessions will I need?:
Everyone reacts different to the treatments and you will all have different lifestyles that can have an affect on your condition. The majority of clients I see only need approximately 4 review sessions after the assessment. Some may need less and some may need a lot more, again depending on the many variables of the persona and their condition.