Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation, for example, helping people who have had strokes to relearn basic movements. However, physiotherapists don’t just offer treatment; their advice can help you prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.
Physiotherapists assist people with movement disorders which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or the result of life-changing major events.
Physiotherapists can help solve and avoid many of the painful problems that you may encounter throughout life. Whether you’re young or old, active or taking it easy, there’s a good chance you could benefit from physiotherapy at some point.
What seeing a physiotherapist will entail:
- Your movement and your overall physical condition will be observed and assessed.
- Your problems will be analysed and identified.
- A treatment program will be developed with you.
- Your progress will be evaluated and treatment modified if necessary
- Once your goals have been reached, treatment will stop and a separate maintenance programme will be developed with you.