What does a Physiotherapy Assessment entail?
Part 1 of your assessment with your physiotherapist will involve taking a detailed subjective history.
Your physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions regarding your symptoms, past medical history, any medications your on and your current level of physical activity. You may on occasion be asked to fill in a questionnaire. These are validated tests utilized to score you and give a measure from which objectivity can be applied to your case.
Part 2 of your assessment will involve a detailed physical examination in which you may be asked to remove some of your clothing to facilitate an accurate assessment of the affected areas. In the examination your physiotherapist may assess your strength, joint range of motion, balance, coordination, walking, posture and functional capacity.
Part 3 of your physiotherapy assessment will involve a discussion between you and your physiotherapist about the findings of the assessment and a treatment plan will be drawn up.
Depending on your particular condition some of the following treatment strategies may be used:
- Exercise Therapy to increased strength, mobility, balance and coordination.
- Pain management where appropriate.
- Application of any device that is deemed to contribute to your wellbeing/recovery.
Our Physiotherapy Services include:
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal i.e. muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs
Our Physios are big believers in curing all aches and pains, not just treating the symptoms and give you the support to manage your condition
Combining knowledge of human anatomy with knowledge of human movement to establish movement impairments associated with pain & dysfunction.
Physiotherapy for Seniors
There are many reasons your mobility may be restricted so we will undertake a full assessment and tailor a physiotherapy program that meets your needs