Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by pain, injury, illness, or disability.
Physiotherapy is a degree- based healthcare profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment, and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with treatment of back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term conditions such as persistent pain or arthritis, and in preparing and recovering from surgery or sport events.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions that affect a person’s physical function. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions that can be having an impact on health.
Physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial in helping with:
A GP or Consultant referral is not required for self-referral to Physiotherapy.
On your first appointment you will be seen by a member of the Physiotherapy team.
The therapist will discuss with you the reason for your referral. You will be asked questions about how your problem affects you as well as your general health and lifestyle.
This will be followed by a physical examination to determine what might be responsible for producing your symptoms.
At the end of the assessment, the physiotherapist will explain their findings with you and discuss a proposed plan of action including the need for any further appointments. Every opportunity will be given for you to ask questions.
The physiotherapist will agree acceptable goals with you and discuss the most appropriate action to take. This may be advice and home exercises, a period of treatment at the practice or referral to another service.
Physiotherapy treatment will always include condition advice and education, targeted rehabilitation and exercise prescription. Depending on the nature of the problem, treatment may also involve manual therapy such as massage, mobilisations and manipulation of the body, acupuncture or electrotherapy to stimulate the healing process.
At Protec we pride ourselves in offering our patients the latest technologies to help you achieve your outcomes.
To create your tailored exercise prescription, we use software by PhysiTrack, providing you with high quality videos to watch and download.
Physiotherapy can help with problems of continence, prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction. Our Visiting Pelvic Health Specialist Physios, Lizzie and Faye can provide assessments to understand what factors are contributing to the problems and will develop a tailored treatment plan. Treatment may include a muscle strengthening programme, techniques to improve your symptoms, lifestyle advice and lots of reassurance. A digital copy of your treatment plan will be provided to you. Follow up appointments may be recommended as indicated.
Appointments to see a Pelvic Health Physio can be made here: