FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does a physiotherapist do?
Physio’s treat a variety of conditions from sports injuries to postural strains, RSI overuse conditions and biomechanical corrections in movement. Treatment is aimed at reducing pain, improving range of motion where there is stiffness, and strengthening where there is weakness.

What do you specialise in?
My special field of interest is Neuromusculoskeletal physio. This is a wide field of physio encompassing biomechanics, sport, orthopaedic manipulation therapy and the Integrated System Model. This means that I am a very ‘hands on’ physio. You will be taught new exercises and might even have a session in the gym or studio floor.

How soon after an acute injury can I have physio?
Treatment in the first 24 – 48 hrs after an injury is aimed to reduce swelling and micro trauma and is called the RICE regime. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation can be administered at home, or as soon as possible, field side or where it is needed. Taping can be very helpful in this stage as well, and then rehab as early as possible. It is then really important that you administer this treatment as soon as possible to an acute injury, and then see your physio as soon as possible.

Can you help me post surgery?
Yes, absolutely. Physio plays a very important role post surgery in the recovery and rehab. It is important at this stage to address symptoms and pain as well, because it can cause compensatory mechanisms. Physio treatment will ensure to keep this to the minimum. The surgeon will determine after considering all influencing factors, how soon rehab can be started. Your physio will work closely with your surgeon and communicate during the rehab to inform of your progress or challenges.

Do you treat fingers, knees and toes?
Yes, I treat the whole body in a holistic approach. This means that not only the area that is injured, but also other areas that may be affected or may be compensating for the injury, get treated.