This piece of chiropractic research was published in 1993 and indicate that the treatment could help the health authorities save money in decreased drug costs, decreased return visits to the GP.
Physiotherapy can be very effective in helping restore movement and function. Like Chiropractic, physiotherapy is a natural conservative form of healthcare offering an alternative to treatment and surgery. Physiotherapy can be helpful for all ages with a wide range of conditions.
At Isis Chiropractic Centres our physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness and work alongside our chiropractors and osteopaths to help patients with chronic pain conditions.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are highly trained regulated health care professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.
The physiotherapists at Isis Chiropractic Centres work alongside our chiropractors and osteopaths to treat chronic conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines and much more. Physiotherapy is non invasive and proven to be very safe. Treatment is comfortable and pain free.
How Can Physiotherapy Help Me?
Physiotherapy is a highly effective form of healthcare that can help restore movement, function, and quality of life. Physiotherapy can be beneficial for people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and can help with a wide range of conditions. Here are some of the ways physiotherapy can help you:
- Pain Relief: Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and discomfort caused by injury or chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Physiotherapists use a range of techniques including manual therapy, massage, and exercise to help alleviate pain.
- Improved Mobility: Physiotherapy can help improve mobility, range of motion, and flexibility, making it easier to perform daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and reaching for objects. By focusing on specific areas of the body, physiotherapists can help strengthen muscles, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls.
- Rehabilitation: Physiotherapy can help with the rehabilitation of injuries and conditions such as sports injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation. By providing tailored exercise programs, physiotherapists can help speed up the recovery process and improve outcomes.
- Prevention: Physiotherapy can also be used as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of future injuries and conditions. Physiotherapists can provide advice on proper posture, ergonomics, and safe lifting techniques, as well as recommend exercises to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Overall, physiotherapy is a safe, non-invasive, and effective form of healthcare that can help improve quality of life and wellbeing. Whether you are experiencing pain, mobility issues, or simply want to improve your overall health, physiotherapy can provide a range of benefits and help you achieve your goals.
What do Physiotherapists do?
The Physiotherapists at Isis Chiropractic Centres assess, diagnose and treat a whole range of symptoms and conditions.
The Initial Consultation
At your first visit, the physiotherapist will take a full and detailed medical history and carry out a thorough physical, orthopaedic, neurological examination. Other investigations might also be necessary, such as X-rays or MRI scans which can be organised for you. The consultation takes about 45 minutes.
The purpose of the consultation is to find out what is causing your symptoms, find out if there are any contraindications to treat you, how we need to apply the treatment methods we use to make sure the treatment is going to be effective, comfortable and safe for you.
The physiotherapist will do what is possible to ease your symptoms but it might not be appropriate to treat you directly after the consultation. This will depend on the nature of your problem. If it is appropriate, the physiotherapist will treat you.
The Second Appointment – Report of findings
During the report of findings we will:
- Explain the findings from the examination
- Discuss any x-rays or scans and explain the findings.
- Explain the diagnosis and the treatment plan.
Once all of your questions have been answered and you are happy to start, we commence the treatment. It is important that all of your queries have been answered and that you have a good understanding of your problem. Our patients have found that this helps them achieve better long-term results.
Our Physiotherapists use manual therapy. This is where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body. Our Physiotherapists offer massage therapy, education and advice. General advice about posture and the correct lifting and carrying techniques to prevent injuries, this advice will be tailored to your lifestyle. Our Physiotherapists will also give you movement and physical activity advice and will often recommend exercises to improve your general health and mobility. These exercises will be specific to you to strengthen the areas of your body that you have identified as causing issues and pain.
The number of treatments required depends on the nature of the condition, how long it has been present and also, importantly, what you want out of the treatment.
If you have been suffering from a recurring problem or have certain indications that puts you at risk from developing a recurrent problem your physiotherapist will take this in to account when making the treatment plan to give you long-term benefit.
The pain only tells half the story. Just because the pain has eased, it does not mean that the problem is gone. A common mistake is to ignore the problem once the pain is gone, just to find the problem returning all too soon.
Once the pain has settled, further treatments will help to stabilise the vulnerable area and prevent reoccurrences of the problem.
We always suggest a long-term exercise programme to help you stay pain free and improve your overall health.
If you are unsure which specialists is right for you then please contact us.