What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the treatment of pain, injury or deformity of the body by physical methods such as massage, taping, joint mobilisations and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. These days Physiotherapists will have a degree in Physiotherapy and often do extra study into alternative treatment methods such as acupuncture and Pilates.
What does Physiotherapy at EMPP involve?
Subjective Assessment - You will be asked 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 your Physiotherapist reach a diagnosis.
Physical Assessment - This will involve an examination of your body where we look at movement, strength, do some structural tests and palpate the area.
Discussion - Once the examination is complete, we will discuss your diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.
Treatment - Treatment may include exercises, stretches, taping, massage, joint manipulation or mobilisation and acupuncture depending on the findings.