Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.
Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities, and general health.
The following are common treatment methods physiotherapists may use:
Usually treatment is relaxing and rarely painful, though as the body adapts to the changes we make, you may feel stiff and sore for a few days afterwards.
As a rough guide, 3-6 weekly treatments should be sufficient for a recent, uncomplicated injury. For ongoing problems, such as osteoarthritis, 3-6 treatments should see a reduction in symptoms which could then be managed with regular maintenance.
Treatment may also include advice on posture, diet and exercise if these are contributing to your problem. What you do at home and at work can greatly affect your progress and so your involvement in any treatment plan is just as important as ours.
Your first appointment will last approximately one hour. A thorough case history of all your ailments and conditions, together with your presenting signs and symptoms, will be recorded to best understand the cause of your problem.
The physiotherapist will then run through a full health screen to determine your general state of health, including blood pressure. If anything untoward is discovered then we may ask you to visit your GP or we can (with your permission) contact them directly on your behalf.
If all is well you’ll then be asked to dress down to your underwear or whatever you feel is appropriate. Some people will bring shorts or sports bras if this makes them feel more comfortable. A standing examination will be performed to assess your range of motion; then you will be invited on to the treatment table where the treatment will be performed.
Following an accident playing football, doing the DIY or just falling over in the street, unfortunately all these can lead to some awful injuries. We regularly receive referrals from Orthopaedic Consultants following operations to fix damaged shoulders, hips, knees and so on following unfortunate accidents.
We also receive regular referrals to rehabilitate patients following minimally invasive hip and knee repairs, complex knee and shoulder ligament reconstructions, total hip and knee replacements and rehabilitation following complex spinal surgery.
If you would like to discuss your requirements further then please do contact us.
We have specialised over the years in Neck and Back Pain. For this reason we have created a rapid access diagnosis and treatment protocol to get people the right diagnosis and treatment options as soon as possible.
Please visit our specialist site for further information on this facility at www.worthingbackpainclinic.co.uk
Treatment options include referral to a Specialist Consultants including Neuro-Spinal, Orthopaedic and Radiology, or our own MSK Doctor, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Acupuncturist or CBT/Psychotherapy Practitioners.
Including Movement, Strength & Conditioning (Treat, Rehab, Train)
We have years of experience treating and rehabilitating the all ages and standards of sports people.
We have a Specialist Sports Doctor on hand to assist in diagnosis, and then we have a group of highly trained Practitioners. Most have or are working towards an MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Nutrition or other post graduate certification programmes by Internationally reknowned experts in their field of Movement and Sport & Exercise Medicine.
We have are highly equipped with Ultrasound and Shockwave Therapy on site, with MRI and CAT scans available at reduced rates locally. We also have a very well equipped Rehabilitation gym including some unique equipment not to be found locally.
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