Physiotherapy is evidence-based treatment to relieve pain and restore movement and function to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system (soft-tissues and joints). It is often sought for the following conditions; acute and chronic spinal pain, postural and work related pain, whiplash, rotator cuff problems and shoulder pain, tennis elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, osteoarthritis and sport-related injuries.
Your physiotherapist will ask you lots of questions about your problem, the nature of your symptoms and the way they behave with activities of daily living. Following this he/she will examine the structures suspected of causing your problem and also any other structures that may be contributing or sustaining the symptoms. You will be asked to undress to a suitable degree that is comfortable for you and allows the physiotherapist to assess thoroughly. If you require a chaperone or wish a friend to attend with you this is welcomed. Following your detailed examination, the physiotherapist will explain her findings to you and discuss treatment options with you.