We believe it is important to give our clients quality ‘one to one’ education and treatment time.
Therefore in all of our treatment sessions, a large importance will be placed on education. Education encourages clients to fully understand their injury/pain needs so that they can actively contribute to their progress to achieve the best results.
All of our pysiotherapists and sports therapists are fully qualified and accredited with professional governing bodies. Physiotherapy and sports therapy services aim to help return people suffering with pain and/or injury to be fully functional within their daily activities.
Prior to Appointment
Prepare for your physiotherapy appointment. Write down your concerns or symptoms in advance, so you don’t forget them. It can be helpful to bring along any diagnostic reports related to your condition or injury (X-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc). Also bring a list of prescription and non-prescription medications you take, plus any vitamins or supplements.
What should I wear?
It is advisable to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. For upper body problems, we will require you to undress to your waist and for lower body or back problems we will require you to wear a pair of shorts. This allows us to take a close look at the area involved and we will of course do our best to maintain your modesty at all times.
Initial Assessment & Treatment
At your first consultation the therapist will take a detailed medical history, including information about your lifestyle, such as level of physical activity, together with any relevant past medical history.
The physiotherapist or sports therapist will then fully examine the area to see how you move and perform a series of simple movements to assess muscle flexibility and joint mobility. The therapist will also apply gentle pressure to the area of pain as well as the surrounding areas.
After the examination, your therapist will discuss treatment options and expected length of recovery with you. The treatment programme may consist of one or more of the following techniques:
- Joint mobilisations/manipulations
- Exercise Therapy
- Postural assessment, correction and advice
- Ultrasound and Electrotherapy treatment
- Medical acupuncture
Your home exercises will be provided to you on exercise sheets so that you don’t forget them as they will be a crucial part of your treatment plan. At the end of the session you will be advised on what further treatments may benefit you and how frequently you would be advised to attend.
The initial assessment will last up to one hour and subsequent treatment sessions will typically last thirty minutes. If you have any questions during your physiotherapy sessions please take the time to ask them.