Upon your first visit, the physiotherapist will ask you a number of questions relating to your condition and general health. This leads on to a physical assessment of relevant body areas and movements to identify the cause of your symptoms.
Muscle Re-education and Exercise Prescription
Your physiotherapist may choose to instruct you in some home exercises which enhance muscle function and aid recovery.
Mobilisation / Manipulation
Joints that have become stiff or inflexible can be treated using hands-on physiotherapy techniques. These can range from gentle oscillatory mobilisations to manipulations or thrust techniques.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Physiotherapists are experts in assessing these tissues and can use various techniques to treat any dysfunction.
Biomechanics / Foot Orthotics
Faulty biomechanics of the foot and ankle can cause pains within the foot, ankle, knees, hips or spine. This can be treated with custom made foot orthotics (insoles).
Acupuncture can be used to reduce pain. Physiotherapists often administer acupuncture as an adjunct to other techniques but it may also be used in isolation.
Postural Correction / Ergonomics
Poor posture, sustained positions or repeated movements (work, leisure or sport-related) can cause pain. Your physiotherapist can help you to improve your poor posture through advice and exercise.
Electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound and TENS) can help alleviate pain and promote healing.
Traction can be applied manually by a physiotherapist to give a stretch to the spine.
Golf Screenings / Rehab
Golf-specific assessments of the body can be done. Specialised rehabilitation aimed at improving one’s golf can then be prescribed.
Core stability exercises are useful in the recovery of many conditions and Pilates-based exercises can be issued either with 1:1 instruction or in a class setting.
Dizziness can have different aetiologies, some of which can be addressed with specific manuveurs or exercises.