What is it?

 

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists achieve this through movement, exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, education and advice.

 

What conditions can be treated using Physiotherapy?

 

Neuro-Musculoskeletal Conditions:

 

Lower back & Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Sciatica, Whiplash, Sports Injuries, Arthritis, Muscular Aches and Pains, Sprains, RSI, Rehabilitation Following Surgery, plus many others. 


If you have a specific injury, illness or disability then call and speak to one of our Senior Physiotherapists, to ensure that Physiotherapy is the right sort of treatment for you.

 

How do I get referred for an Assessment?


This can happen in several ways. The most common are:


1: Self-Referral

You get in touch with us, tell us what your complaint is e.g. Back pain, and you’ll get an appointment with the Physiotherapist who specializes in that area.


2: GP Referral

Often, patients will visit their GP about one of the above complaints. If your GP deems that Physiotherapy is the best way forward to resolving your problem, then they usually write a letter of referral to the clinic.


3: Consultant Referral

If your complaint has been treated or investigated by a Consultant who is now recommending a course of Physiotherapy, they will write to us providing specific details about your case so that you get the most out of your rehabilitation.


4: Insurance

If you have private healthcare cover, then your provider will have a list of your local clinics who are registered specialists with them. They will issue you with an authorization number for treatment, which you will need to give us when you ring to make an appointment. Adroc Healthcare is registered specialist with all major health insurance companies.

 

 

What’s Involved?

 

Initial Discussion

Your Physiotherapist will take a full account of your current complaint, medical history and any medication you may be taking.  Being thorough at this stage can really aid a more accurate diagnosis of your complaint when it comes to the physical assessment.

 

Physical Assessment

Your Physiotherapist will assess the problematic area with observations, movements, neurological tests, palpation (physical touch) and performing special tests to check individual structures.
Once a diagnosis has been made the findings will be discussed with you.  A treatment plan will then be devised and tailored specifically to you and your complaint. 

 

Treatment

The types of treatment commonly used are joint mobilizations, soft tissue manipulation, massage, ultrasound, core stability training and exercise regimes.


It is important to us at Adroc Healthcare that you fully understand your diagnosis and what is involved with treatment.  That way, it will be a two-way street between you and your Therapist and you’ll gain the most benefit from treatment.  So if you’re not sure, ask. We are here at your service.

 

Further Investigations
If your Physiotherapist feels that further investigation to aid diagnosis and treatment is required, such as scans, x-rays or a referral to a Consultant, this will be discussed with you and the appropriate action taken.