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Physiotherapy helps to restore function and movement when one has been affected by injury. Working with both hands on and an exercise rehabilitation approach. It can also help reduce risk of future injury through pre-rehabiliation exercises (prehab).
The patient is involved directly in their own care, and empowered with prescribed exercises and movements to help improve injury.
What to expect from Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is provided by specially trained and regulated practitioners. In clinic you can expect your physiotherapist to take a full case history, as well as consider any recent or older scans taken of the injured area. Once the case history is complete they will conduct a thorough clinical examination assessing ranges of active and passive movements. Looking at positions that may cause aggravation or relief.
Combining the information gained in the case history and assessment and working diagnosis can be developed.
Your physiotherapist may use manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and stiffness they can include deep tissue massage, joint articulation. They offer education and advice on activities that can affect your daily life, such as lifting technique and posture to help prevent injuries. They will also give advice around physical activity and tailored rehabilitative exercises to strengthen specific joints or parts of your body which can be completed in-between treatment sessions.
Physiotherapists not only treat acute pain such as sports injuries or long standing chronic problems, but also help maintain and improve a healthy well rounded approach to life. They take a holistic approach to the body and address each patient individually and formulate a realistic treatment plan that encompasses reducing any future risk of injury or pain. For this reason Physiotherapy can treat the expectant mother or new born baby right through to the nonagenarian.
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