What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a system of assessing and treating pain and restrictions in the body.
The Physiotherapist starts with an assessment and then explains in plain english - what is injured? what is the most effective treatment? and how long will the process of rehabilitation take?
Hands-on treatment starts on the initial appointment. It includes deep tissue massage with additional spinal or joint mobilisations, stretching and other release techniques. The purpose is to restore full movement, to reduce pain and discomfort, and to restore normal function (the ability to do what you want to do). The effects of the treatment are monitored in terms of pain reduction or improvements in range of movement.
In order to restore strength and flexibility you'll be taught a customised Pilates exercise programme (if appropriate to the injury), and given injury management advice on how best to support the healing process and get back to full fitness.