What is physiotherapy ?
Physiotherapy is a profession which helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery. This enables people to stay in work and activity while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
Physio is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. It includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
When do I need Physiotherapy?
You may need Physiotherapy if you find yourself in situations where movement and function are threatened. This may be from ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.
After all functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
A physio may be able to help you if you have suffered from pain or difficulty. This can help the function or movement of any part of the body.
No matter what age you are, or how long you have lived with difficulties related to an injury or disease!
If you have pain during or after, or if you have had to cease an activity or sport because of discomfort then you should get it checked out by a Physiotherapist.
Sometimes you may have pain from sitting for long periods of time. Or if you notice your posture is not quite what it should be. A Physiotherapist can assess and provide you with a plan to remedy this.
If you are physically limited in sport and activity and want to get more from your body, they can help teach you ways to move more efficiently and powerfully.
Your Physiotherapist will refer you on to a Doctor or another health practitioner if required.
You do not require a referral to see a Physiotherapist.