Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damaged tissue, speed up the healing process, reduce pain and stiffness, and improve function. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation following surgery or general deconditioning. However, physiotherapists don’t just offer treatment; their advice can help you prevent problems from recurring or even from happening in the first place.
What does the treatment involve?
Before any action is taken, your physiotherapist will thoroughly assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. The physio will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, and general health. This will include advice on how you can help yourself; for example, you may be shown exercises and relieving self management techniques that you can do between treatment sessions. Where appropriate, physiotherapists also advise carers how they can help.
Throughout the treatment or training program, the physio evaluates your progress at regular intervals, modifying treatment and goals when necessary and liaising with other members of your health team. Wherever possible your physio will also work with you to help you understand and manage your condition independently for the longer term.
Physica Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have undertaken Masters’ Degree level training to assist in delivering optimum diagnosis and treatment of specific musculoskeletal conditions. Our practitioners participate in postgraduate education programs to become a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist.
Our professional development programme is managed by Greg Collis-Brown who ensures all staff undertake regular professional development training, attend continuing education courses, and keep up to date with current research.
Physica Sports Physiotherapy
Sports Physiotherapists have also completed Masters’ level training to become a titled sports physiotherapist. A sports physiotherapist has developed expertise in assessing a treating sports injuries and can assist you in rehabilitating your injuries and performing at an optimal level.