Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage by speeding up the healing process, reducing pain and stiffness, and returning to the activities you love.
Techniques that I use can include hands on treatment (mobilization and massage), heat treatment, ultrasound for pain relief, taping, acupuncture and exercise to restore your life to its fullest potential
Increasing age can affect your body's ability to work to its best capacity; certain conditions (arthritis, bursitis or chronic anything) can make recovery and the ability to take on new activities a bit more difficult. Physiotherapists have the ability to direct you into a new activity, slowly and the way your body will cope. Injury or aggravation of a problem in the process can be treated by using treatments (as mentioned above) and exercises aimed at strengthening, stretching or improving movement, and balance, you could be back on road again sooner that you think.
Injury can occur anywhere, at any time of your life; Accidents, sport, work, or doing unusual activities can cause injury.(eg: the new fitness regimen or painting the house). Physiotherapists are able to assess and treat any of these injuries and give advice to prevent them from disrupting your life again.
Aches and pains can sometimes be part of the pregnant body, the pregnant body releases a hormone called "relaxin" that tends to loosen joints and can cause pain. Physiotherapy can help these issues and advise you on how to minimize them. We use massage, tape, muscle techniques, core and pelvic exercises and lots of advice about managing your body aches and pains during pregnancy.