What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. It is a treatment technique addressing the musculoskeletal systems of the body. When we get an injury or pain disorder, our body is in a state of imbalance and measures must be taken to restore that balance.
Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury or are the result of ageing or life-changing events. Physiotherapists use a variety of hands-on techniques and exercise therapy to get you back to normal and in your optimal condition. They are skilled in a number of areas from soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation, stretching, strengthening, postural alignment, core stability and exercise prescription.
The benefits of Physiotherapy:
If you have had an injury to joints or muscles, your physiotherapist will be assisting in your recovery.
Receiving physiotherapy will speed up your recovery by:
Massaging tissue to assist their healing capability and mobilising.
Stretching and mobilising joints so that they are at their optimal functioning level.
Helping you to retrain postural muscles that may be weakened and hindering your recovery.
Helping you to retrain movement patterns that may be dysfunctional.
Who needs Physiotherapy?
Anyone who wants advice on exercises and posture.
Anyone with back pain or neck pain.
Anyone who needs rehabilitation after surgery.
Anyone with recurring problems and chronic condition of the physical body.
What techniques are used?
- Deep massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Muscle mobilisation
- Joint mobilisation
- Dry needling
- Muscle stretching techniques
- Exercise therapy including core stability and stretching
- Neuromuscular techniques
- Taping, bracing and supports
- Injury prevention