What does a physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapists are specialists in musculoskeletal conservative care. Physiotherapists assess the human biomechanical system (joint mobility, nervous system function, muscle strength and endurance, ligament/cartilage structural integrity and assess injuries). They will create a treatment plan and tailor you session in order to get you feeling your best as quick as possible.
When can physiotherapy help me ?
In general, physiotherapy deals with trauma and rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, nerve pain and nerve damage, recurrent pain and tension, improving athletic performance, preventing disabilities, and assessing physical fitness.
Further explanations for seeking physical therapy:
Common worries - Muscle tension, back pain, neck pain, radiating pain in the arms or legs, before / after a long flight, starting a new sport, posture related issues
Athletes - Overload injuries (Achilles tendon, knee pain, shoulder pain), trauma, ankle twist, knee trauma, shoulder trauma, wrist trauma, constant pain during training, performance optimization, recovery
Office workers - tension in the back, tension in the middle of the back, numbness of hands, buttock pain, back pain, neck pain, elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome
On the doctor's recommendation - pre- or post-operative, trauma that does not require surgery, pain for which medication does not help, chronic pain
Older people - long-term pain, arthritic pain, back pain, radiating pain
It is not always necessary to consult a physiotherapist with a specific problem, routine check-ups are always helpful to make sure that the physical ability meets the client's wishes.
How many sessions do I need ?
It completely depends on the causes and nature of the problem and how long the problem has lasted. Therefore, we cannot say exactly how many times it is necessary to attend physiotherapy sessions, in general, a considerable difference is noticed with 1-3 sessions. The physiotherapist will definitely be able to advise on the expected number of sessions after the first visit.
How can a physiotherapist help?
Physiotherapists use the body's own healing potential, modification of sports and daily activities, various manual therapy techniques, modalities (cold, hot, ultrasound, electrotherapy, etc.) and independent exercises to resolve pain, discomfort and stiffness as quick as possible.
Depending on the problem, as a rule, after your assessment, we will start with a manual therapy session to prep the body for change. Manual therapy means that a physiotherapist manipulates the body's soft tissues, joints and nervous system to speed up healing processes, change muscle activation, movement patterns or reduce the load on a certain area of the body to allow rapid healing.
In addition to manual therapy, the physiotherapist can also use other treatments, such as kinesiotaping, dry needling, acupuncture, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
How to prepare for my session?
If you have had any diagnostic imaging done or have seen a doctor for your issue bringing any information that is available to you would be great! If we are your first point of contact, we are very grateful for your trust in our abilities – visiting a doctor before coming to us is not required!