The assessment may include tests of muscle flexibility, strength, joint movement and other special tests. Physiotherapists can recommend the best way to treat problems with your muscles, bones and joints, circulatory, respiratory or nervous system. Physiotherapists can also advise you on ways to prevent potential health problems from occurring before they arise.
Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down barriers impeding physical function. Physiotherapy can help individuals living with congenital or chronic diseases or other debilitating conditions and can assist those recovering from: surgery including joint replacements; neurological conditions such as stroke; sports injuries; or age related conditions such as arthritis.
Common physiotherapy approaches that are used but not limited to include:
Strain Counter-strain techniques
Facilitated Positional Release
Ligamentous Articular Strain
Strength and Conditioning
Physiotherapists work with you to integrate your care into your lifestyle. They are skilled in providing treatment, preventative advice and rehabilitation and will develop a full treatment plan to suit your unique needs.
In its ideal form, it is both an art and a science. The art of Osteopathy is founded on the safe and effective application of the following principles:
A human being acts as a complete dynamic unit of function
The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, which are protective and self-healing in nature
Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related
Rational treatment is based on understanding and utilizing these principles
The science includes the behavioural, chemical, physical and spiritual knowledge related to the establishment and maintenance of health as well as the prevention and alleviation of disease. The goal is restore function through gentle and controlled manipulation that corrects the imbalance of the structural elements in the body. Appropriate exercises are then given to aid in the body’s restoration and maintenance of balance.