Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession with an emphasis on the use of physical approaches for the promotion of health and the prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. It addresses problems with movement, dysfunction and pain. These can arise from musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, and chronic disability conditions, or from mental illness and intellectual impairment.

Physiotherapy will help any individual with problems affecting the level of functionality of the musculo-skeletal system. This therapy specializes in the fields of sports and physical fitness. Our patients can expect to improve their balance, their endurance, their strength and their coordination, which will help them stay active every day.

The process involves maximizing the functional potential of an individual with disease, dysfunction or injury & also facilitates health promotion, lifestyle modification & fitness training. Staff work closely with medical, nursing and other allied health staff. Goals are achieved through comprehensive assessment with individualised treatment combining education, continuous support, home exercise programmes and advice.

In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.

Q.   How long will my treatment be?

A.   The length of your appointment will vary depending on your situation. Initial appointments can take about 45 minutes, subsequent visits +/- 30 minutes. It will consist of an assessment, treatment, education and exercise program.

Q.   Do I have to be over a certain age to be treated by a physiotherapist?

A.   No. We treat clients of all ages.