Physical Therapy: what we do
Physical Therapy (or Physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is a healthcare profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention while customising it to each individual’s needs to help establish a management plan. All carried out by registered Physical Therapists.
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the Physical Therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration.
Physical Therapy is an holistic and patient-centred approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue - muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Therapists use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.
Physical Therapy is founded on a tradition which recognises and values the healing properties of touch. It is proven as being very safe, non-invasive and is of course, drug free. Each treatment is individually tailored. The Therapist, after carefully noting your history will consider psychological, social and environmental factors in devising a treatment plan and in suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle, work practice or exercise.
Through patient and Therapist interaction, Physical Therapy can help restore movement and function helping patients return to their prior level of independence.
Whether you are injured, in pain or just mysteriously performing below standard, relax, you’re in the right place. If your focus is on achieving peak performance, you’re going to feel right at home too.