Physical Therapy

A natural drug free form of treatment utilising many therapeutic approaches. Providing an effective treatment for many types of disorders such as long standing pain including back, muscle & joint related problems. A fully hands on approach to treat & help prevent problems that arise in the musculo-skeletal system due to injury or stress. Our approach does not conflict with conventional medical treatment as they are based on the principles of anatomy and physiology

Consultation

Your first visit to the clinic will consist of a consultation with your Physical Therapist. This will involve a comprehensive history taking and full assessment. Your therapist will want to know how the problem began and identify among other factors. Main site of discomfort, aggravating factors, duration of discomfort, relieving factors. This information will help the Physical Therapist build a picture of the possible cause of your condition. At this point your Physical Therapist will ask if you wish to proceed with a physical assessment which will enable the Therapist to locate which aspects of your neuromuscular and skeletal system are dysfunctional.

Assessment-Diagnosis

Should you choose to proceed with the physical assessment your Physical Therapist will achieve this through an examination of soft tissues & joints using palpation, passive, active & resisted ranges of movement & various scientifically based tests. Your Physical Therapist will be able to identify the specific structures involved in your muscular/skeletal dysfunction through these various tests. Based on the information and findings gathered through the history taking and assessment your Physical Therapist will explain to you what is causing your condition and inform you how they can help treat your condition or if required refer you to the appropriate health care professional.

Treatment

At this point your Physical Therapist will ask you if you wish to proceed with an appropriate course of treatment. If you decide to proceed a treatment plan will be designed specifically for you based on the above findings. The number of treatments required depends on many factors, the condition itself, the length of time the condition has been present & reaction to the treatment. As part of the treatment various soft tissue, myofascial, joint mobilisation and muscle energy techniques will be used in order to achieve the desired result.