There are many reasons why you may be considering physiotherapy, whether you have an injury, require post-operation rehabilitation, or are experiencing a chronic condition or pain that you would like advice on how to manage.
The aim of physiotherapy is to return you full function, and/or maximise your potential, as quickly as possible.
A full assessment involves questions about your current injury, condition or concern and relevant past medical history, followed by a physical assessment. I look beyond your biomechanics to also consider the emotional and physiological impact of any injury or condition.
An initial consultation lasts about 45-60 minutes. The aim is to assess your issue and agree a treatment plan. A treatment plan may consist of some or all of the following:
a home exercise plan, involving strengthening, mobility or movement
targeted muscle activation homework
Physiotherapy is suitable for anyone who wants to take responsibility for their own healing, under the guidance of a qualified professional.