What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, deformity or disease by using physical methods such as exercise, heat treatment, or massage rather than surgery or drugs. Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment approach, putting you at the centre of your care.
Physiotherapist is a protected title meaning only those who have completed a physiotherapy degree and are registered with the Heath and Care Progressions Council can practice under the title of physiotherapy. This means that all our physiotherapists are fully qualified and safe to practice.
What sort of problems can be treated with physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of different problems for example:
- Back and neck pain: prolapsed discs or trapped nerves
- Arthritis, pain, swelling, injury, stiffness
- Frozen shoulder
- Knee injuries: ligament and cartilage damage
- Muscle and ligament tears/sprains
- Sports injuries: muscle, ligament, capsule, cartilage and tendon damage
- Trauma or fractures
- Golfers elbow, tennis elbow
Pre and post -operative rehabilitation:
- Pre and post arthroscopy
- Scar tissue treatment
- Joint replacements: hip, knee, shoulder
- ACL reconstructions
- Ergonomic advice
- Postural problems including shoulder, back or neck problems
- Head injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinsons disease
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Balance issues
- Personal injuries e.g. accidents at work, from driving, falls
- Repetitive strain injuries e.g. typing
What can physiotherapy do?
Physiotherapy has proven to be effective at reducing symptoms and there are several benefits of physiotherapy including:
- Reduced pain
- Increased range of movement
- Increased strength
- Improved posture
- Education about your condition
- Increased sporting activity
- Increased functional activity
What treatment techniques are used by a physiotherapist?
Your physiotherapist will fully assess you initially in order to find out what the problem is. They will then create a treatment programme for you based on what they find.
Treatment techniques include:
- Joint mobilisations
- Joint manipulation
- Soft tissue massage
- Trigger points
- Muscle energy techniques
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Taping (postural and sports)
- Gait analysis
- Manual traction
- Ergonomic/work based assessments (Desk)
By visiting a physiotherapist as quickly as possible this will mean that you can recover quickly and therefore will spend less time away from sport or work.
Why Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.