What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy involves a holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of disorders of movement or function.

Physiotherapists are educated on anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system, how and why structures of the body move and where pain and injury can occur. Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating injuries relating to bones, joints, muscles and nerves.

What does Physiotherapy treatment involve?

Physiotherapy treatment involves application of therapies aimed at reducing pain, restoring normal movement and preventing any further problems. Our physiotherapists offer a wide range of hands-on treatment including mobilisation, massage, stretches as well as exercise prescription to help your condition and make you feel better as quickly as possible.

What will happen at my first visit?

During your first visit the physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your complaint / injury, including any past medical problems that might be of influence on the current problem. Your posture will be assessed, followed by range of movement tests and specific muscle, joint and nerve tests to diagnose your problem.

At the end of this assessment the physiotherapist will have a comprehensive understanding of your problem and will determine with you which treatment is most appropriate. The physiotherapist will work with you to develop a plan of action to solve the problem as quickly as possible and prevent any future relapses.

Our physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Work related injuries such as overuse
  • Posture related problems
  • Sport injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Muscle and ligament sprains and tears
  • Whiplash
  • Post operation rehabilitation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprained ankles