Whether you’re training every day, or maybe just exercising once or twice a week – your body is prone to the same kinds of aches and pains. Repeated stresses can lead to a slight loss of proper movement within your joints or muscles, which in turn, can interfere with the healthy working of your body. If you love exercising and have just ignored the pain and ploughed on without treatment for too long, you could end up with pain or discomfort that could eventually stop you from doing the sport you love. Many people find that they reach a ‘threshold’ of ability, and cannot improve further, regardless of efforts. Many athletes (professional and amateur) decide to consult physiotherapists to keep their bodies working at their best!
To find out more about how physiotherapy can help you, get in touch with our local practice today.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession in which physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability. This is done through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists maintain health for people of all ages, while also helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
Very much like chiropractic, physiotherapy is a science-based profession. It offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which also includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with chronic conditions or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions such as asthma, and preparing for childbirth or a sporting event. We can utilise our knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:
Physiotherapists concentrate on addressing the underlying ‘dysfunction’ that can lead to musculoskeletal pain. Moreover, symptoms can be the result of a ‘shortcoming’ of the musculoskeletal system which can also be identified and rectified using exercises and/or stretches.
We provide physiotherapy to patients based in Torquay and across the surrounding areas. Our patients have a range of different lifestyles, as contrary to many people’s beliefs, rehabilitation is not just for athletes. Furthermore, it is not just for pain or after an injury has occurred. Rehabilitation can be tailored to individuals of any fitness level and can be very effective at injury prevention too.
A functional assessment will help to identify individual ‘weaknesses’. This is so we can design an exercise programme to meet your individual needs. These exercise programmes can include any combination of muscle strength, muscle endurance, muscle flexibility, joint mobility, balance and proprioception and motor control (the way that they move day-to-day) exercises.
It is vital that patients understand their active role in this particular type of treatment. In addition, we can discuss any concerns before you agree to participate.
As well as an in-clinic service, we can offer physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home. This service is designed for those who would rather have treatment at home or who are unable to get to the clinic. Home visits can also include supporting patients with their mobility and activities of daily living. This can be after an operation or hospital stay and to promote a patient’s independence. A home visit will include a detailed assessment and individualised treatment plan, along with follow up visits to check and monitor your progress.
At our clinic, our chiropractors and physiotherapists work as a team to offer you the best possible outcome for your care. Call today to book your consultation.