We also provide home visits for physiotherapy.nd education we deliver treatment techniques to alleviate your symptoms as quickly as possible.
There are many different types of physiotherapists, also known as physical therapists. Each focuses on a different kind of patient and their common injuries and conditions. For example, orthopedic physical therapists manage and treat issues with a patient’s musculoskeletal system. Geriatric physical therapists help older adults deal with common ailments that come with age. Neurological physiotherapists work with patients who suffer from neurological disorders or diseases. Cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapists treat patients suffering from heart and lung conditions. Pediatric physiotherapists only treat children and collaborate with pediatricians to create a treatment plan for their patients.
In orthopaedics physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments Orthopaedic Physiotherapy also includes pre and post operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder and knee.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following Evidence Based Guidelines. Initially the physiotherapist will carry out a clinical assessment and this is followed by appropriate treatments. It is important to get to the source of the problem and prevent a re-occurrence.
The treatment goal of the orthopaedic physiotherapist is to provide pain relief, increase joint movement, improve strength and flexibility and restore the patient to full function.
Physio treatments of orthopaedic conditions can include the following:
- Manual therapy: This is a carefully graded system of moving the joints to reduce pain and restore normal mobility of the joints. It includes mobilisation, manipulation and other related techniques.
- Massage-Techniques: vary from relaxing light pressure massage to deep friction massage to breakdown scar tissue in muscle or ligaments.
- Ultrasound Therapy: An electrical machine which produces ultrasonic waves which are transmitted into the affected area using conducting gel. This in turn causes a micro-massage effect which promotes circulation, reduces pain and increases regenerative powers of tissues and helps muscle relaxation. It is very helpful in the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
- Interferential Therapy: This is an electrical current delivered to the injured part via 2 or 4 electrodes. It sends two interfering currents into the body part which feels to the patient like pins and needles. It can be used to relieve pain. reduce swelling and optimise the healing process.
- Neuromuscular Stimulation: An electrical machine with variable currents which is applied using electrodes to strengthen very weak muscles. This is very useful following knee surgery to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Portable version are now available to rent or buy.
- Taping for joint support/alignment. This will ease pain and facilitate normal movement.
- Program of Rehabilitation Exercises: Home Exercises are scientifically designed to help your posture, improve the mobility of your spine and joints ,stabilise and strengthen the muscles that support your bones .This will be taylor made and graded so you will reach your full potential. This is a critical part of your journey to return to full health.