Similar but different to Osteopathy, Physiotherapy is a science-based profession whose aim is to help people affected by pain, injury, illness or disability. At its core is the patients’ involvement in their own care promoting their empowerment in dealing with both acute and long-term conditions.
Physiotherapy helps with the alleviation and management of neck, back and specific joint pain, headache and migraine, ligament and soft tissue sprains and strains and following surgical interventions. It is also beneficial after sports injury, where a particular focus on the underlying causes of the injury helps both rehabilitate and prevent re-occurrence.
Treatment starts with a thorough assessment of the specific problem, analysing movement patterns and underlying factors which may have led to the pain or dysfunction. Working towards the patient’s goals, treatment may include
• Joint mobilisation/manipulation
• Soft tissue techniques and deep tissue massage
• Rehabilitation following surgery including ACL Repair, joint replacement, rotator cuff etc.
• Taping – including kinesiology and sports taping
• Acupuncture/dry needling
• Electrotherapy (ultrasound or interferential therapy)
• Exercise training and advice on strength and conditioning
• Pilates 1:1
Physiotherapy is about learning how to access the best movement possible from our body. This influences how we recover and how we go forward to achieve our goals whether that may be running a marathon, getting the best round on the golf course or simply living a fulfilling day with our friends and family.
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