Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapy is a ‘whole person’ therapy, employing a scientific approach that takes into account.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Patients are given exercises to carry out between treatments to improve their condition and manage pain
This is an hour long session where we will conduct a thorough case study, giving your physiotherapist an immediate overview of your health. They will then do a physical examination to determine the cause of your pain and discomfort. Your osteopath will give you a Report of Findings and an estimate of how many follow up treatments you may need.
Typically, this will take up to 45-60 minutes; when time allows, your osteopath will begin immediately with your treatment.
You will be encouraged to take an active part in your treatment, with a mindfulness of diet and daily exercises to keep you on track between appointments.
Following your initial consultation, your treatment visits will consist of a 30 minute sessions, where treatment is aimed to relieve symptoms, improve function and promote healing. This time will also be used to consider areas of imbalance in your lifestyle that may inhibit your recovery, such as a lack of physical activity, diet and extended work stress.
Following the advice of your physio is key, it may be specific to the type of treatment they have used.
Should you feel a bit sore or achy after treatment, it should ease within a few days. This occurs because your body is adjusting to changes made through treatment. Think of it like starting to exercise after an extended inactive period, its working muscles you wouldn’t normally use.
If you have concerns involving unusual pain, please feel free to contact our clinic for advice or bringing a follow up treatment forward.