Physiotherapy involves the holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of pain, disorders of movement or optimization of function to enhance overall health and wellbeing.
What Is Physiotherapy ?
Physiotherapists are medical professionals who specialize in preventing and treating injuries and conditions that impact movement.
It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking into account your existing health status. They focus on movement, tailored exercises and physical activity advice. Regular exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility as well as to strengthen specific parts of your body.
Manual therapy : where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body.
What To Expect ?
Your first appointment will start with an initial assessment to understand your pain or injury and your goals for treatment.
Next your physiotherapist may perform physical tests to determine :
1. Range of Motion (Flexibility)
3. Ligament and Joint stability
4. Reflexes and Sensation
5. Balance & Mobility
These will assist the Physiotherapist to make a diagnosis before curating the best treatment plan for you.
Treatment may involve:
1. Exercises that are to be done during your Rehabilitation sessions.
2. A home exercise program to manage and improve your symptoms between visits.
3. Heat or Ice Packs.
4. Muscle Massage / Manual Therapy / Stretching.
5. Muscle Strengthening.
6. Mobility Training.
7. Dry Needling.
8. Shockwave / Laser / Ultrasound / Electrotherapy.
We consider education one of the most important aspects of therapy and will provide you with information about your condition and its management. Understanding your condition allows you to take a direct and positive role in your recovery.
Following treatment, you can expect to be scheduled for a follow-up session. Most rehabilitation programmed are designed to last a period of time to ensure sustainable recovery and long-lasting outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions ?
1. How soon should I see a Physiotherapist after an injury ?
Generally you should see a Physiotherapist as soon as possible to get an assessment and advise. If you have recently had surgery, your surgeon will advise you on when best to start physiotherapy treatment. Call us and we will advise you accordingly.
2. How long will each session last and how many sessions will I need ?
Each session lasts 30-45 min including time for re-evaluation at each visit. A customized programmed will be prescribed based on your condition and goals targeting optimum results.
3. Do I have to be referred by a Doctor ?
Physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However, if you are utilizing insurance for payment, most health insurers require a doctors referral before providing cover of fees.
4. Can children be treated by Physiotherapists ?
Absolutely, our Physiotherapists work with children of all ages ranging from toddlers to adolescence for conditions like Scoliosis, athletic injuries, strength and mobility training and physical disabilities.