Movement for life
Introduction into Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is the treatment, management and prevention of a variety of conditions, which may result from everyday activities, work related problems or from an injury during participation in sport.
The general aims of physiotherapy are to:-
- Relieve pain
- Improve mobility
- Restore normal function / ability
- Limit future injury or predisposition to injury
- Prevent permanent disability
- Improve patients quality of life
Dr. Nour Elhoda
Health Conditions treated by Physiotherapy
The following health conditions can be treated by physiotherapy treatments:-
- Neck, Back, Joint & Muscular pain
- Chronic pain
- Myofascial release
- TJM disorders
- Shoulder and elbow injuries(pain & frozen shoulder, tennis elbow)
- Knee, ankle and foot pain/injury
- Nerve injury or entrapment(sciatica, pyramidal syndrome)
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain/tears
- Spine and pelvic dysfunction
- Sports injuries and rehabilitation
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Postural advice
- Balance and gait disorders
- Post- operative rehabilitation
- Pregnancy follow-up (sciatica, thoracic oppression, ribs pain, etc.)
- Edema / Lymphedema
- For children: Back pain, scoliosis, headache, muscle injury
Are you moving poorly because you are in pain, or are you in pain because you are moving poorly?
What can I expect from my Physiotherapy session?
Our physiotherapist will need to begin by asking you a number of questions regarding your injury and any previous or current medical history that is deemed appropriate. This will enable them to have a greater understanding of your issue.
Once a history has been taken the physiotherapist will then need to progress to a physical examination, which will involve looking at the problem area and performing some movements / tests with you in order to determine a diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis has been established your physiotherapist will then explain and discuss with you potential treatments for your condition. Treatment can then commence and the physiotherapist will use objective measures which will be recorded in your notes to keep a objective repeatable, measure of your progress throughout treatment.