Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that aims to restore movement and function within the body. It focuses on stretching, strengthening, and mobilising the tissues, joints, and muscles to enable fluid and pain-free movement in the body. After an operation or injury you may be referred to a physiotherapist to ‘re-train’ your body to restore it to it’s optimum function. Our physiotherapists may help with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders.
Common injuries treated by physiotherapy include:
- Sporting sprains and strains
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain injuries such as Tennis Elbow
- Muscle imbalances
- Post surgery rehabilitation such as with ACL (cruciate ligament) surgery
- Chronic pain
At your first assessment your physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your current complaint and discuss any previous medical issues. Following this they will look at any relevant scans and letters, taking into consideration any concerns, goals and aims that you may have. Assessing your functionality and movement they will aim to diagnose your specific problem, and from this put together a specifically tailored treatment programme to improve your condition. At the end of the session you’ll be given a programme of exercises to work on at home, and further treatment sessions will be booked as necessary.