What is physiotherapy?
The principal focus of treatment is then on restoring normal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. And, because it is ‘abnormal’ asymmetrical movement that often leads to injury. Physiotherapy is the diagnosis and treatment of injuries involving the physical body.
Damage to any of the structures in your body may result in pain, ‘pins and needles’ or tingling and numbness, swelling, bruising, stiffness or weakness. As a Physiotherapist, its my role is to establish which structure has been damaged. By understanding what caused the injury we can focus on treating it and prevent the injury from recurring.
In addition to spending time listening to each patient’s recount of their injury, I will perform numerous diagnostic tests to determine both the nature and the probable cause of the injury. Once I know what it is, I may use my hands to mobilise stiff joints and/or release tight muscles, provide a program of exercises to strengthen weak structures, and advise as to what activities to do or to avoid in order to accelerate you recovery.
I’m interested, what happens next?
At My Therapist Group Frankston we are first contact practitioners, meaning you don’t need a referral to come see us. You can just pick up the phone and make an appointment. Call 0401 825 644 now!