Healthcare profession, Physiotherapy, is an effective treatment and management avenue of muscle, joint and nerve disorders that aims to restore your normal function, improving your quality of life. Injuries can occur in many different ways, including through aging, injury, disease or environment factors. Physios are able to identify the cause or source of your pain/injury, and are highly trained to them manage and treat your injury based on your needs. Physiotherapists treat sports injuries, occupational (work place) injuries, motor vehicle injures and general injuries with unknown or unique causes. Further, they play a critical role in the rehabilitation of more serious injuries or conditions including post-surgery.
Initially, in a first consultation, the physiotherapist will complete an accurate and comprehensive assessment of your current condition, ensuring to consider your medical history, circumstances and daily activity. Treatment options vary, depending on your injury, however, physiotherapists possess the knowledge and expertise to discuss the options for treatment that would best suit you and your recovery.
The treatment techniques used by physiotherapists target specific areas, mainly the muscles, joints and nerves to relieve pain and re-enable free movement. Physiotherapy treatment is likely to improve muscle strength and endurance. This is likely to accelerate the body’s natural healing, therefore, you will feel better sooner. Physiotherapists are able to determine and identify the underlying biomechanical causes of a condition and correct and balance out these factors. This well considered and comprehensive approach ensures that your body will be in a state free from injury and able to help prevent recurrence of your injury.
There are a range of physical conditions that physiotherapists have experience treating. These include back pain (including disk injuries and pinched nerves), neck pain and stiffness (including injury from whiplash), headaches, sporting injuries, occupational (workplace) injury, post operative rehabilitation, sciatica, ligament and muscle tears and strains, joint conditions (arthritis, bursitis, impingement, and instability.
There are various treatment techniques that physiotherapists use. These include joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue massage, trigger point release, exercise programs (sometimes including clinical Pilates), electro physical agents (therapeutic ultrasound, inferential, TENS machines), taping, bracing, dry needling, acupuncture, and education(lifestyle, posture, fitness, diet).
At Physical Health Care, we provide people from the Northern suburbs of Melbourne with quality physiotherapy treatment. With locations in Preston, Lalor, Gladstone Park, Bulleen, Thomastown, St Kilda and Sydenham, we are available in a range of areas to help you, no matter your physical condition.