Physiotherapy FAQ’s

Physiotherapy FAQ's
The Tonbridge ClinicWhat is Physiotherapy and what types of problem does it treat?

Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that can help ill, injured or disabled people recover movement and function to their full potential. They are trained healthcare professionals who work in specialist areas including:

  • aches and pains
  • orthopaedics and trauma
  • sports injuries
  • neurology (including stroke)
  • men’s and women’s health (including incontinence)
  • recovery after surgery
  • mental health
  • long-term conditions
  • care of the elderly

Physiotherapists help treat physical problems linked to a number of the body’s systems, including:

  • musculoskeletal – bones, joints and soft tissues
  • neuromuscular – the brain and nervous system
  • cardiovascular – heart and blood circulation
  • respiratory – the organs that help you breathe, such as the windpipe (trachea), voicebox (larynx) and lungs
What does the treatment involve?

Physiotherapists take a holistic approach, looking at the body as a whole rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or illness.

For example, back pain can be caused by a number of different things, including:

  • poor posture
  • overstretching
  • bending or twisting awkwardly
  • lifting or carrying objects incorrectly

A Physiotherapist will look at your individual situation. As well as treating the problem, they may also suggest things you can do on a daily basis to help relieve pain and discomfort.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment techniques and approaches. Some of these include :
Movement and exercise
Manual therapy techniques

Manual therapy involves using the hands to mobilise joints and soft tissues.
There is evidence to show manual therapy is beneficial in treating some types of musculoskeletal conditions, such as long-term back pain (where the pain lasts for longer than six weeks).

Other techniques

Other techniques that can help to ease pain and promote healing include:

  • Acupuncture – fine needles are inserted into specific points of the body. Acupuncture may be used alongside other Physiotherapy techniques to help reduce tissue inflammation and pain, and to promote recovery.
How effective is Physiotherapy?

In the vast majority of cases Physiotherapy is considered extremely effective. Research suggests that Physiotherapy significantly improves the rehabilitation and recovery of most conditions, as well as being instrumental in the prevention of further injury. For example the National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommend 10 sessions of Physiotherapy consisting of specific exercise, manipulation and acupuncture for the early successful management of low back pain.

How many sessions will I need?

This very much depends on the nature of the injury or problem. Once an initial assessment has been completed by your Physiotherapist they will put together a treatment plan which will give an idea of how many sessions may be required and how long it will take for your body to heal. In some cases advice and exercises may be enough to successfully manage your condition in which case you would only need one or two sessions. In the majority of cases a short course of treatment (4 to 6) sessions should be sufficient to achieve an optimal recovery and significantly reduce your risk of relapse or re-injury. Our treatment average is under 6 sessions.

Will it hurt?

In most cases treatment will alleviate symptoms but in some instances you may experience some discomfort after a treatment. This should settle within a couple of days.

 
 
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