Physiotherapy can help relieve your pain
As a chartered physiotherapist I use physical treatments to promote, maintain and restore your well-being, focusing on maximizing your capability to move freely and easily so you can enjoy and improve your health. If you suffer from back or neck pain, a sports injury, arthritis or any joint or muscle problem, physiotherapy can help relieve your pain and get you moving again. As a Physiotherapist I am trained to assess the underlying causes of joint, muscle and nerve injuries and provide effective treatment using different techniques to relieve pain, restore movement and prevent further problems.
The first consultation At your first consultation I will take a detailed medical history, including information about your lifestyle such as your level of physical activity, your work environment and your diet, together with any relevant past medical history. In order to ensure a long-term physiotherapy program to address your problem I will be just as interested in what is causing your problem as the effect it is having on your health.
After your history has been taken I examine how you move. You may be asked to remove some of your clothing (it is helpful if you are able to wear gym clothes or close fitting ones on my visit) and perform a series of simple movements. I will assess your mobility by observing your range of movement and by gently feeling your spine, joints and muscles as you perform the movements.
The initial assessment will probably last up to one hour, fifteen minutes and subsequent treatment sessions will typically last between forty-five to sixty minutes.
It should be noted that as a chartered Physiotherapists I am trained to recognize when physiotherapy won’t help and when to refer a patient to a doctor or other health professionals.
Your treatment plan After diagnosing the cause of your condition I will propose a treatment program which may consist of one or more of the following techniques:
- Postural and functional assessment, correction and advice
- Therapeutic Massage
- Manual Lymph Therapy
- Muscle Energy Technique MET
- Kinesio taping
- Breathing coordination
- Relaxation therapy
- Functional and Rehabilitative exercises (Pilates based)
- Ultrasound, electro-therapy, heat or ice treatment
- Personal exercise program
After a full examination I will discuss treatment options with you.