Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function to the body affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability. Physiotherapy is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of conditions.
What types of problems can physiotherapy help?
Conditions treated include back pain, neck pain, muscle imbalance (e.g. shoulder impingement/rotator cuff injuries) ligament sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, bursitis, tendinopathies (e.g. Achilles Tendon, tennis/golfer’s elbow), sports injuries posture and ergonomic problems. Also physiotherapy is very important in orthopaedic post-operative and neurosurgical rehabilitation.
What does the treatment involve?
Different modalities are used at the physiotherapist’s discretion following a thorough initial assessment. This is discussed and explained to the patient and depending on the nature and severity of the injury modalities may include:
– Manipulation or mobilisation of joints
– Exercise therapy (Core stability training, stretching, Balance retraining)
– Soft tissue manipulation
– Gait Analysis (video analysis and footscan)/Orthotics
– Patient education, home exercises
– Biomechanics analysis
What can I expect on my first appointment?
You will be asked questions regarding the history of your current problem and also your medical history. This is important information to determine the possible diagnosis of the pathology and also the stage it is in – acute, subacute or chronic
This is followed by a physical examination to confirm the diagnosis and also differentiate between pathologies with similar symptoms.
How many treatments will I need?
There is no predetermined number of sessions but the diagnosis will be discussed after your assessment and advice will be given on the approximate length of treatment, exercise and possible contributing factors such as ergonomic set up, lifting techniques etc.
AB Physio Services (ABPS) are recognised by all major Medical Health Insurances:
AXA – ZZ03063
BUPA – 80011243
Cigna – 199351
WPA – 920499269
Aviva – 600077916