R&D Physiotherapy: What to expect
The initial treatment session will consist of the physiotherapist taking a detailed history, followed by a physical examination in order to make a clinical diagnosis. The physiotherapist will advise you on the management, recovery times and a self management programme to help with a speedy return to full function.
Our physiotherapists use manual and rehabilitative techniques to diagnose and clinically reason what’s causing your problem. They will use their manual therapy skills to work on releasing the tension in muscles and joints to work on the cause of your problem. This can be away from the direct site of your pain however when you start to feel better you’ll have the rehabilitation aspect of physiotherapy.
This is important. The physiotherapist employs movement assessment techniques, finds out the cause of your problem in more depth and trains you to move better with less pain. It can be as simple as sitting, standing and moving correctly to prevent any recurrence for the future.
Our physiotherapists have wide ranges of skills and techniques including acupuncture, sports massage, joint mobilisations and manipulations.
Most important is we educate you on what’s going wrong. We then start on working to get you to your goals! It could be walking without pain, cycling for 3 hours, improving your running economy or general day to day activities!
What to bring?
- A pair of shorts/ vest tops for the therapist to be able to view the area of injury
- Any doctor referral letters or scan reports
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- Any insurance authorisation numbers
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