Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses related to the body’s musculoskeletal system.
Whether your injury is posture-related, exercise-related or work-related, Physiotherapists are trained first contact point practitioners meaning you don’t need to be referred by a doctor in order to receive treatment.
You should see a Physiotherapist when:
- suffering from neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain
- struggling from a recurrent injury that is not getting better on its own
- having mobility issues
- suffering from arthritis or osteoporosis
- pain or injury that is impeding your enjoyment of usual activities such as exercise, work and hobbies
- you are wanting to live a more active, healthy lifestyle
Physiotherapists can help you from simply being able to walk and sit down more comfortably or get back to the things you love most, such running, lifting weights and tennis.
How can a Physiotherapist help you?
The first session with a Physiotherapist begins with an in-depth history. Following that the Physiotherapist will perform an assessment, giving you a better understanding of the diagnosis, causes of the pain or injury, underlying weaknesses and lack of flexibility, that could be contributing to your current condition.
After this the Physiotherapist will begin treatment, which can involve many different modalities that are scientifically proven to be the most effective treatment for your specific condition. Finally, the therapist will prescribe exercises to correct any biomechanical issues. Doing your exercises is essential to a speedy and full recovery.
If you are suffering from any of the above issues or just want advice on how to live a more active healthy lifestyle feel free to call and book an appointment at 052 608 5262