Physiotherapy

Aims to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy – The main aim of Physiotherapy is to restore function. The Physiotherapists at Medipod Clinics assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment programs that aim to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury. A combination of manual and exercises therapies are used to achive this. Advice on posture and ergonomics is always provided aiming for the prevention of further injury or dysfunction.

With “Physio Direct”, all patients undergo a thorough assessment prior to treatment to identify the exact nature of the injury and what underlying factors could contribute to the pain. Treatment is based on accurate manipulation of the affected area to gain rapid pain relief. Re-training of the muscles following an injury is essential, and we provide exercises aimed at restoring good posture to minimise the risk of re-occerance. A good posture also helps you to achieve the look of a healthy and well balanced body.

Conditions we treat

Physiotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions that cause pain:

Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain/swelling/stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet.

Spinal problems – including collapsed disks, degenaration, sciatica, stiff/painful necks and referred arm and leg pains

Injuries – to muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendon problems. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery eg:hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery

Fracture – treatments to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed

Neurological conditions such as strokes, head injuries, nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, ME, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and any other neurological conditions

Circulatory problems – such as Raynaulds disease, wounds, ulcers, cardiac rehabilitation

Sports Massage

Our Physiotherapists also offer Sports Massage. Massage has a number of benefits both physical, physiological and psychological. Sports massage can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, reduce muscle spasm, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.

Sports massage can also suitable for non sports people.  It is a great way to relax muscles and reduce tension and fatigue.  Regular massage improves circulation and removes waste products leaving your muscles more flexible and refreshed.

Physiotherapy – Please Contact Us for more information