Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals.
As physiotherapists, we treat a wide array of conditions including:
- Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. disc prolapse)
- Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears)
- Fractures (e.g. broken arm)
- Musculature problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. following a knee replacement)
- Bio mechanical problems (e.g. “flat feet”)
- Arthritic conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis)
- Neurological disorders and diseases (e.g. stroke)
- Cardio thoracic conditions (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders)
- Pediatric conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy)
Physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapy which means we are “hands on” with our patients. This may include massage and joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques. To complement our manual skills we sometimes make use of different modalities to reduce pain and inflammation including hot packs, ice, TENS, E-stim, ultrasound and laser treatment. Acupuncture and trigger point therapy is also widely practiced by physiotherapists. Physiotherapists are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give our patients exercises to do at home to help resolve their conditions.
If you have any of the injuries or conditions listed above, a consultation with a physiotherapist is a step in the right direction!