Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

What is it?

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercises, manual therapy, education and advice. It is an active and passive therapy where the physiotherapist collects information from you to build up a subjective history, set out a rehabilitation programme and allow you as the patient to take control of your recovery. The active part involves assessing physical attributes such as muscle tone, range of movement and muscle length to gait patterns, balance and coordination. Physiotherapists are members of a professional governing body; the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and are very much an evidenced based profession.

At KH Physiotherapy, your initial assessment will last around an hour and you may be asked to remove some items of clothing. Hands-on assessment is an important part of a physiotherapist role and you will be asked to perform certain movements and tests to help determine the nature of your problem. Physiotherapy isn’t a quick fix to injuries, a large part being education and advice so that as the patient you can begin to understand why you have pain and how to address this to get on the road to recovery. The body will naturally heal over time and it is important to understand this process and how physiotherapy plays a vital role in supporting this process.

Who may benefit?

Anyone!! Physiotherapists work in a variety of varied roles and settings. At KHPhysiotherapy I work with anyone from recreational runners right through to older adults with more complex needs.

ideal for;

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Balance & Coordination
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Pregnancy Related Pains
  • Weak Bladders
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Whiplash

FAQ's

What should I wear to my appointment?

A full assessment means being able to observe, feel and move the body part that is affected so you may be asked to remove some layers of clothing. Shorts are required generally if it is a lower body injury. For upper body if you are not happy getting down to skin and underwear a vest is advisable.