Physiotherapy is about improving the way you function. Pain and Injury prevent you functioning properly and can have devastating effects on your well-being. We diagnose and treat your injury or issues that you have and assist you in reaching goals and planning to improve your quality of life or performance.
The key to being a good physiotherapist is understanding your problems which means getting the diagnosis right on day one. We also need to understand the causes of your problem, the effects and the way it affects your day to day life. We will help you set goals and plan your treatment.
The key features of the Rouse Hill Physiotherapy treatment plan include
- Manual Therapies which includes soft tissue releases, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, joint manipulations, nerve sliders, stretches, etc. All the fun stuff. This is designed to improve the way you move and the way you feel.
- Exercise Therapy Programs should be the cornerstone of physiotherapy and are designed to get your body moving the way it should and then training it to keep it that way. This includes
- Muscles activation which is great to assist healing and pain relief from day one of the injury. This includes isometric exercises.
- Muscle control exercises to get muscles working how they should. This includes identifying what in the whole chain of the body needs to work better to improve your functional goals. By getting other muscles and joints to work better we can take the pressure of the sore area.
- Strengthening, Hypertrophy (muscle building) and power training to make sure your body can cope with the demands you want to place on it and prevent injury happening again
- Dry Needling is the use of acupuncture needles to reduce or sensitise your pain and assist with muscle compliance to assist recovery from exercise and improve function.
- Pain-Inhibiting Therapies include heat and/or ice to assist you recovering and allow your body to undergo the necessary adaptations to improve function
- Education – probably the most beneficial component of physiotherapy is getting the right education. This includes understanding what you can and can’t do and why but also understanding the way the body works and how this problem has developed and the effects of it being there.