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Physiotherapy

To deliver a quality standard of physiotherapy in physical rehabilitation & sport; it requires placing a value on evidence integration, clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills in practice.


Prospective Patients

Clients of any age and / or assortment of health conditions can benefit from interaction with physiotherapists. A physiotherapist can help with a wide range of health related circumstances ranging from:

  • Pain Management
  • Rehabilitation from acute injury (i.e. sprained ankle)
  • Recovery from joint replacement surgery (i.e. hip & knee)
  • Obesity management
  • Neuro developmental therapy (NDT)

Evaluations

  • A physiotherapist will assess you using a detailed history-taking in addition to specific physical tests and measures such as flexibility or range of motion.
  • They will then analyze the assessment findings and use clinical reasoning to establish diagnosis.
  • Together, you will explore your current abilities and functional needs.
  • The physiotherapist can then plan treatments consistent with your goals and general health status.
  • The knowledge and skills unique to physiotherapists can assist patients suffering from physical challenges related to managing pain while improving strength, mobility and endurance.

Physical therapy includes specific exercises, manual therapy and education. This optimizes physical independence and provides healthy activity for those coping with immobility.


Treatments

Physiotherapy treatments may include the following:

  • Airway clearance methods to assist people with breathing difficulties
  • Functional activity and tolerance testing / training
  • Hot & cold packs / modalities to improve movement & function, reduce swelling, relieve pain & speed up the healing process
  • Joint mobilization & manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Management of incontinence including pelvic floor re-education
  • Soft tissue manipulation & therapeutic massage (i.e. for limb oedema)
  • Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion and function
  • Work & occupational re-training / Return to work planning