Physical Therapy is the application of specific therapeutic soft tissue techniques to reduce pain and stiffness in the body thereby improving posture, movement and body function as well as the musculoskeletal system.
It is suitable for all ages as each case is tailored to suit the individual. There is a detailed analysis of findings determined through extensive history taking, and a whole musculoskeletal assessment.
Conditions that benefit from Physical Therapy are:
Sports injuries/joint trauma
Stress, Early arthritis
What to expect on your first session:
Firstly a questionnaire will be filled to assess your overall health and any previous illnesses.
This is followed by a detailed physical exam to determine the underlying problem.
The therapist will then summarise his findings and outline his treatment goals before beginning any soft-tissue techniques.
Questions are welcomed at any time.
The therapy can feel strong to vigorous but not overly painful and the therapist will ask for feedback throughout the session so as to minimise any discomfort.
At the end of the session home advice and exercises may be given and any questions you have will be answered.
Note:A tracksuit should be worn but you may need to remove it for treatment purposes.
Sessions are usually 1 hour long