What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. It helps restore movement and function when you are affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as: 

  • Neurological (brain or spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash, ligament injuries, arthritis)
  • Cardiovascular (stroke, chronic heart disease)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)

The physiotherapy profession helps to encourage development, and aid recovery, enabling people to continue to work or remain independent for as long as possible.

 

How does physiotherapy work?

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and well-being, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. A core element is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment, and participation in their treatment.

Physiotherapists use movement and exercise, manual therapy, and education and advice to help people of all ages manage pain and prevent disease.

 

Home visits

Jane offers treatments at the Neroli Clinic, but appreciates that travelling to the clinic may not always easy, so she also offers a home visit service. Jane feels passionately that patients who require support but would like to remain in their own home can have the choice and the care that they need. Treatment can be specifically tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle, and Jane will liaise with other medical and healthcare providers to support your choice.

What does physiotherapy treatment involve?

Jane is covered by all major insurance companies.

You can refer yourself for physiotherapy or be referred by your GP. Jane will assess the nature and extent of your problems and ask some questions about your general health and lifestyle. Treatment will be tailored to your individual problem and could involve manual techniques to manipulate joints; soft tissue massage; electrotherapy including ultrasound, and exercise prescription. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. 

The first time you attend a physiotherapy session it can take approximately 60 minutes. Follow up appointments take about 45 minutes. The number of sessions suggested will depend on the nature and complexity of the problem and the speed of your recovery. We will assess your progress on a session by session basis and make that decision together. 

 

Why choose physiotherapy?

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing a long-term medical condition such as asthma, chronic pain and preparation for childbirth or a sporting event.

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Following a short programme of physiotherapy my discomfort had been successfully dealt with and the site of the initial injury identified and similarly treated. The marked improvement in my freedom of movement, the lack of stiffness and pain, along with the improvement in my energy levels has been quite remarkable.
— Steve