What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a client-centred, evidence-informed approach to the assessment, treatment and on-going management of musculoskeletal pain and discomfort.

Below are examples of just some of the common problems that are available from our qualified Physical Therapist;

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Upper Limb Pain/Injury – (Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand)
  • Lower Limb Pain/Injury – (Hip, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Posture-related pain/discomfort
  • Tension Headaches
  • Nerve pain
  • Pain caused by Whiplash Injury
  • Arthritis-related pain/discomfort
  • Vertigo/Dizziness – Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment (VRT)

Consultation:

A Physical Therapy consultation will take approximately one hour and each consultation is by appointment only.

During the first visit the therapist will work with you to capture a detailed case history and perform a thorough musculoskeletal assessment based on your presenting condition. If appropriate, the first consultation will usually involve hands-on treatment including some useful homecare advice.

Treatment:

Hands-on treatment may include a variety of techniques such as;

Deep Tissue & Myofascial work, Joint & Spine Mobilisation techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Rehabilitation including Postural Awareness, Homecare & Self Management Advice, and Referral to other Healthcare Professionals where appropriate

Exercise & Homecare Advice:

You will be provided with effective rehabilitation exercise programs where required, as well as homecare advice, empowering you to manage your presenting condition