What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a 'science-based' healthcare profession that is involved in the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of physical conditions.

We deal with many acute or chronic conditions such as:

  • back and neck pain or stiffness
  • muscle strains/contusions
  • joint sprains/stiffness/instability
  • arthritis muscle imbalances/weakness
  • muscle spasm
  • tendonitis/bursitis
  • rehabilitation following occupational injury, surgery, sporting injuries.

We use a variety of different treatment methods to help the healing process which include:

  • manual techniques (massage, joint mobilisation, manipulation, stretches)
  • electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential, TENS)
  • heat and cold
  • therapeutic exercise
  • correction of posture, lifting techniques, sporting techniques which contribute to the problem
  • taping, bandaging, splinting

What to expect on your visit?

The Physiotherapist will first take a detailed history of your condition together with any relevant past medical history. A physical assessment will then be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis of your problem.

The physiotherapist will discuss with you a proposed treatment plan and will give you an estimate as to the length of treatment required and the proposed outcome of your treatment.