Physiotherapists assess and treat pain and movement dysfunction in people across all age groups, from children to the elderly. This may be the result of a sporting injury, an overuse condition, an accident, work related problems or pain from performing everyday activities.
Physiotherapists are able to assess your condition and provide a diagnosis for your pain. They can educate you on how to manage your condition and provide you with strategies and exercises to ensure fast recovery. Physiotherapists may also assist in the prevention of many painful conditions by performing movement assessments to determine risk of injury and ensuring correct techniques for all tasks such as sport or manual handling.
Physiotherapists are able to help with many conditions that affect your muscles, bones, joints and nerves. This includes:
• Sports injuries
• Painful conditions, e.g. arthritis
• Back and neck pain, including sciatica
• Pain from overuse, such as tennis elbow and shoulder impingement
• Work related injuries and rehabilitation
• Injuries in children
• Motor control, including core stability
Physiotherapists use a wide variety of techniques to ensure that the body performs optimally. They can speed up the healing process, reduce pain and stiffness, and prevent the recurrence of future pain and disorders by providing rehabilitation. This can be in the form of exercises, strengthening, core stability and restoring motor control patterns. Treatment may include:
• Soft tissue massage and release
• Joint mobilization and manipulation
• Manual therapy
• Dry needling and acupuncture
• Muscle energy techniques
• Taping and bracing
• Stretching, strengthening and stabilizing exercises
• Education about our condition and how to best manage symptoms
• Motor control assessment via real time ultrasound or EMG biofeedback
Physiotherapists at The Specialist Sports Medicine Centre use a hands-on, one-on-one approach when assessing and treating clients to ensure that optimal results are achieved in a timely manner. They are committed to providing the latest, evidence based techniques and work closely with the team of doctors and other practitioners within The Specialist Sports Medicine Centre so you get the best possible outcome.