Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness and imporving 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 returning or even from happening in the first place.
What does the treatment involve?
Before any action is taken your physiotherapist will 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 that you can do between treatment sessions. Where appropriate, physiotherapists also advise carers how they can help.
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 the mandatory continuing education requirements of being titled musculoskeletal physiotherapists.
Our professional development programme is managed by Greg Collis-Brown who ensures all staff undertake regular professional education and attendance at professional courses and literature reviews.
Throughout the treatment or re-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 learn to manage your condition independently for the longer term.