Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy provides services to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. Physical therapy involves the interaction between the physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.

Physiotherapists can help patient in following process

  • Undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group
  • Evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgments regarding patients/clients
  • Formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
  • Provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional
  • Implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme
  • Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
  • Make recommendations for self-management
 
Joint Pain Arthritis, bursitis, lupus, degenerative joints, poorly aligned joints, joint instability
Muscle Pain Torn muscles, pulled/strained muscles, tight muscles, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, calf strain, pulled hamstring, groin strain, strained gluteals, abdominal strain
Soft Tissue Injuries Tendinitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis), patellar tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, whiplash, back strain, neck strain, rotator cuff injuries, iliotibial band syndrome (ITB)
Joint Injuries Joint sprains, dislocated joints, sprained ankle, sprained knee, sprained wrist, sprained elbow, degenerated meniscus, torn cartilage, unstable joints, joint hypermobility
Overuse Injuries Carpal tunnel, repetitive stress syndrome, shin splints, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, tension headaches
Swelling and Edema Lymphedema, swollen joints, edema, lymphatic congestion, chronic joint or muscle inflammation
Postural Problems Poor posture, round shoulders, scapular instability, muscle weakness, muscle imbalance, poor muscle tone, hypotonia
Recovery from Surgery Athletic injury surgery, reconstructive surgery, joint replacement surgery, meniscus repair, ligament surgery, tendon surgery, lymph node removal
Bruising Bruising following injuries or surgery, contusions
Foot Pain Plantar fasciitis, fallen arches