What is physiotherapy anyway?
Physiotherapists are professionals who study at a university to deal with a wide range of neuro-musculo-skeletal (involving nerves, muscles and bones) conditions.
A physiotherapist uses his or her skills to help patients by reducing pain, speeding up recovery of injuries and doing rehabilitation back to optimal function.
Your physiotherapist can also provide information and advice about exercises, posture and ergonomic changes to help prevent injuries in the future and promote well-being.
If your condition requires additional evaluation, your physiotherapist will refer you appropriately.
Physiotherapists also play a roll in optimising recovery post-operatively, as after joint replacements or other orthopaedic operations.
We also treat respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and bronchitis, and use electrotherapy modalities to assist mothers struggling with painful breastfeeding.
What can my physiotherapist help me with?
- Back and neck pain, with or without referred pain
- Sports injuries, over-use injuries, muscle spasm
- Arthritic, painful or swollen joints
- Posture and ergonomic correction
- Rehabilitation after injury or surgery
- Chest infections (adults and babies)
- Sinus infection
- Rehabilitation after stroke
- Women's health (incontinence, mastitis and problems relating to breast feeding)
- Home visits where needed