Physiotherapy Following Your Injury
Why should you see a physiotherapist after you have injured yourself?
Following injury, a good physiotherapist will diagnose your injury and then provide treatment to help reduce your pain and return you to your previous level of function. The length of time required to achieve this will depend on a number of different factors, including the type and severity of the injury, fitness, age, genetics and past history. A physiotherapist will be able to refer you for xrays or ultrasound if indicated and they will also be able to refer you to a specialist if they think it is necessary.
The correct rehabilitation is extremely important. All musculoskeletal injuries require active rehabilitation. After injury, you will experience tissue damage, pain and inflammation. These factors will cause associated muscle loss. As a result, you will develop weakness and stiffness and a reduced ability in your injured area to handle loads. This loss of capacity needs to be restored before you can safely return to full sport, work activities or normal daily life.
There is no one recipe for rehabilitation as everyone is a unique individual. However, choosing a good physiotherapist is vital. Once a good history has been taken and a diagnosis has been made, a competent physiotherapist will formulate an individualized rehabilitation programme. The programme should be implemented as early as possible following injury or surgery. If you return to activity too early without restoring your normal ability to handle loads, you are likely to experience pain, weakness, instability and risk further injury.
If required, your family members and/or your employer may be included in your rehabilitation programme. It is important you seek professional advice following your injury.
At Total Physio we listen, and we care, and most of all we care about you and your wellbeing. Our physiotherapists have post graduate qualifications and training and are hugely experienced. We are very proficient at rehabilitating injuries and our goal is to return you to optimal function as quickly as possible. No injury is too small for us. So, don't delay or think twice about getting treatment. You are number one and your health is your priority.
Call 8497711 to book your appointment with us now.