Initially physiotherapy involves an assessment session with both questions and a physical assessment. Treatment sessions involve a variety of techniques depending on the nature of the problem. These can include mobilisation of joints and soft tissues, exercises, taping and education. Some clinics have specialist rehabilitation such as the AlterG treadmill and Watt Bike.
A session will normally begin with being greeted by a Physiotherapist and being taken through to a consulting area. Here the Physiotherapist will ask a number of questions regarding the patient’s problem and generally about their health. Normally there will be a discussion of goals and some agreement of both realistic short term and long term goals and how they will be reached. Once this has been completed the rehabilitation will begin under the Physiotherapists guidance.
The session involves answering some questions in order to obtain a detailed history of events, followed by a physical examination. We consider how whole body moves and how this may relate to your symptoms. We would therefore request that clients wear appropriate loose fitting clothes / shorts, to allow a thorough examination.
Throughout, we aim to keep the client at the core of the process through discussion of findings, education, empowerment and participation in their goal setting and treatment.