what is physiotherapy:
Physiotherapists clinically assess and develop management strategies in partnership with the client. Physiotherapy aims to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability and optimise physical well-being.
- Physiotherapists use physical therapies such as exercise, manual therapies, posture control, as well as advice and education.
- Physiotherapy assists recovery from physical or cognitive adversity caused by injury, disease or from any disability. Physiotherapy is also used to optimise physical performance and well-being.
- Physiotherapy takes a “whole person approach”, including a variety of cognitive management strategies that remove barriers to recovery or achieve optimal performance.
- Physiotherapy always involves a patient specific goal which generates the end point of the rehabilitation or treatment plan.
Who should be referred to Physiotherapy?
Anyone who has movement impairment, pain, and an associated loss of function, or who wishes to optimise performance and well-being by using physical activity or loading.
Physiotherapy is a degree based health care profession that advocates evidence based practice but ultimately works with people to assess and then intervention focuses on achievement of a patient specific functional goal.
Physiotherapy offers expert assessment and management of:
- Musculoskeletal injuries/diseases/disabilities such as back, neck, shoulder, knee pain and arthritis.
- Occupational /work related problems.
- Chronic pain, stress and anxiety related problems.
- Neurological condition’s such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and brain injury.
- Cardiovascular conditions such as chronic heart disease.
- Respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hyperventilation syndrome.
- Women’s health conditions, such as incontinence and pregnancy related problems.
- Prevention, such as falls prevention in the elderly.
- Pink Pilates – Cancer rehabilitation for women and support into exercise
- Disability or loss of function from a wide range of causes.