First Visit & Treatment

Body Movement analysis

Body Consultancy physiotherapists will treat you holistically. This means we will be taking into account the function of your body and its controlling nerves as a complex system. We will be assessing very closely how you move. It is therefore necessary that you undress to your underwear. We have changing facilities at the premises and will provide you with gowns to wear over your underwear. Changing takes place away from any communal areas.

The fact that you have changed enables the Therapist to look at how you walk, how you stand, if you place your feet correctly, whether you’re rounding your shoulders, and so on. The purpose of this in-depth physical examination is to help your Therapist find the exact cause of your problem and reduce the chances of it recurring.

A Physiotherapist is educated to directly relate your injury to your sport, or the activity in which you injured yourself. This will help them to diagnose you more accurately, and treat you more beneficially.
They will give you a rehabilitation program designed with you and your sport in mind.

Report of findings

At the conclusion of your examination and case history, your physiotherapist will explain exactly what is wrong, how it is to be treated, and will also outline approximately how many treatments you may require. The nature and duration of the complaint obviously has a bearing on this estimation.

Blood, urine and other laboratory tests are sometimes required and these will be discussed with you at the time of your treatment. If further investigations are required we will refer you as soon as possible to the correct profession ie GP.

Treatment

It is common for your therapist to find restriction and irritation in the joints and muscles of your body. The treatment usually consists of hand on soft tissue work, mobilisation of joints, massage and stretching and rehabilitation exetcises.

It is common for your Physiotherapist to use Sports Massage, Mobilisations, Electrotherapy, Cryotherapy, Strapping, and Rehabilitation programs specifically designed to strengthen and adjust your body to prevent the injury from reoccurring.

At the conclusion of your short initial treatment plan you should be feeling very much better and symptom-free in most cases. It is important to remember that Physiotherapy in some cases does not cure your problem permanently but it does restore the problem area of your body to its normal state of function. You will then be given advice to help you to maintain this improvement

Continuing Care

If the cause of your complaint is something like poor posture, your working environment or some other complication which would be harder to change permanently, then you may have to manage the problem. This means it may be necessary to continue maintenance visits at regular intervals once the problem has been treated. This is similar to having your teeth checked regularly by your dentist. Your Therapist may also suggest exercises and possible changes in your lifestyle that can help you to keep fit, healthy and pain-free.