Physiotherapists are experts at pain management
Physiotherapy promotes injury recovery and prevents further recurrence. It involves education, exercise, workplace modifications, and an assessment of the whole body not just the area of pain to identify and correct any movement dysfunction.
Why choose physiotherapy?
When you are experiencing pain, a physiotherapist is an excellent first point of contact. Physiotherapists are trained to assess all forms of musculoskeletal pain and are able to provide early treatment and education on managing the pain and whether or not any further investigations are necessary.
Of course, if your physiotherapist assesses your pain as too severe or non-musculoskeletal they will refer you to your GP for further testing or specialist referral.
Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners and no GP referral is required. At Fountain Gate Physiotherapy same day appointments are generally available allowing you to return to your normal activities earlier and begin to improve the pain.
What to expect during your treatment?
Your physiotherapy treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment, including postural and biomechanical assessments, of your areas of pain and functional limitations.
Our team of physiotherapists will design a treatment plan based on your sport, social and work-related needs and goals. We take a team approach and will consult with your GP or specialist if necessary. Above all, throughout your treatment we will work hard to help you return to all normal functional activities.
When you are ready for discharge, you will receive a personalized home exercise program to allow you to stay healthy and further enhance your rehabilitation.
What treatment is provided?
At Fountain Gate Physiotherapy treatment is predominately hands on and is based on the latest evidence and can include:
- Soft and deep tissue massage
- Dry Needling
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
Treatment is focused on improving the way you move, returning you to your previous level of activity and preventing future recurrences of the pain.
Physiotherapy is effective in the management of all forms of pain and injuries. This includes:
- back pain
- neck pain
- headaches including temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)
- knee pains such as ligament tears
- hip pain
- foot and ankle pain such as ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis
- shoulder and arm pains such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis
- fractures and joint sprains
Physiotherapy can also assist in recovery from shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement and ligament reconstruction surgeries.