What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the treatment of pain, injury or deformity in the body by physical methods such as massage, taping, joint mobilisations and exercise rather than by the use of drugs or surgery.
What does Physiotherapy at EMPP involve?
Discussion of symptoms
You will be asked a series of questions about your general medical health and the history of your pain or condition. This may include details of any accidents or injuries plus what makes your pain worse and better. This can help us reach a diagnosis.
This will involve an examination of your body where we look at movement, strength, general posture and perform some structural tests and palpate the area.
Once the examination is complete, we will discuss your diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. We can then guide your rehabilitation to ensure a full recovery and prevent symptoms from recurring.
Rehabilitation will include exercises to both strengthen the injured part of your body and correct any bad habits of movement and function in your body. We often use Pilates based exercises as part of our treatment plan.