Physiotherapy

The aim of physiotherapy is to help you regain movement and function after experiencing injury, illness, or disability. Our physiotherapist Mr Matt Mortimer uses a diverse range of treatments and techniques to optimise physical ability, alleviate pain, improve well-being and quality of life of patients.

Through a combination of exercises, manual therapy, and specialized techniques, Mr Mortimer works to rehabilitate patients with musculoskeletal conditions. By assessing individual needs and designing personalized treatment plans, he will help you regain independence and achieve optimal health.

Whether you’re an athlete recovering from a sports injury, a senior seeking to maintain mobility, or someone coping with a chronic condition, physiotherapy offers a path towards recovery and enhanced well-being. 

What Is The Purpose Of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy aims to enhance mobility, alleviate pain, and improve overall physical function. By using a wide variety of skills, our physiotherapist Mr Mortimer will help you manage your condition. These skills include;

  • Rehabilitation and exercise prescription
  • Manual therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Soft-tissue therapy

 

What Can Physiotherapy Help With?

Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Orthopaedic problems like arthritis, back pain, and joint replacements
  • Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation

 

What Are the Three Types of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy comprises three types of treatment, namely;

  1. Manual Therapy: Involves hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation to improve mobility and reduce pain.
  2. Exercise Therapy: Includes prescribed exercises and physical activities tailored to address specific impairments, improve strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  3. Electrotherapy: Utilises electrical modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to manage pain and promote tissue healing.

 

Which Type of Physiotherapy Is Best?

To determine which is the most effective type of physiotherapy for you, Mr Mortimer will firstly perform a comprehensive assessment. He will evaluate your specific needs, condition severity and treatment goals. This will then dictate the most appropriate treatment plan for you. 

What Type of Physical Therapy is Undertaken at Kinvara Private Hospital?

The physical therapy performed at Kinvara Private Hospital is orthopaedic physical therapy. This focuses on musculoskeletal injuries and conditions affecting bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. 

How Many Types of Exercises Are There in Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy incorporates various types of exercise, that are tailored to meet specific therapeutic goals. These include;

  • Range of motion exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Balance and coordination exercises
  • Endurance exercises
  • Functional training exercises

 

What Are the 7 Pillars of Physical Therapy?

The seven pillars of physical therapy encompass key principles and components of effective rehabilitation:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Treatment planning
  • Intervention and implementation
  • Patient education
  • Outcome measurement
  • Continuity of care

 

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments you will need depends on a number of factors such as the nature and severity of your condition, your response to the treatment, and treatment goals. Mr Mortimer will conduct an ongoing assessment to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. 

Do Physiotherapists Do Massage?

Yes, physiotherapists often incorporate massage therapy as part of their treatment approach to address soft tissue injuries, muscle tension, and pain. Massage techniques may include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and manual lymphatic drainage, among others. 

How Long Is a Physiotherapy Session?

The duration of your physiotherapy session will range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your treatment plan and goals. During your session, Mr Mortimer assess you, perform hands-on therapy, guide exercises, and provide education and advice to support your rehabilitation and recovery.

The most important role of physiotherapists is to educate, reassure, and provide patients with the tools to self-manage and improve their symptoms without feeling overly reliant on them. Empowering patients to take control of their health and well-being is fundamental to achieving long-term success in physiotherapy treatment.

 

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