Physiotherapy services are usually employed for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. An experienced physiotherapist should be able to help you with common types of pain like back pain, as well as neck pain and even some forms of joint pain. If you are not sure about your injury for whatever reason, you should get a physical assessment to try to find the issue. We can perform comprehensive assessments to diagnose the cause of your injury and accurately prescribe the best course of recovery. We will let you know if we can help you further or we can refer you to the right practitioner or specialist accordingly.
“Diagnose is only a matter of applying one’s anatomy” (Cyriax)
Here are some of our service tools we choose from to optimise our physio treatments:
- Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT)
- Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Dry Needling Therapy
- Cupping Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Neck and Back Care
- Kinesiology Taping (RockTape)
- IASTM (connective tissue release)
- Sports/exercise therapy and devise of personal exercise programs
- LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy), TENS (Electro Therapy), US (Ultra Sound)
Physiotherapy is a means of improving the movements of the muscles, joints and limbs. It is based on scientific foundations and provides support for traditional medical methods of physical therapy treatment. Physiotherapy is a diverse discipline and can subsequently be used to treat a vast range of conditions.
The scope of conditions which can benefit from, and be treated by, physiotherapy is larger than most people realise. Here are some of the conditions commonly treated at our practice on Sunset road:
- Sports Injuries– Sprains / Strains. Rehab after injuries and providing advice on prevention and recurrence. For example a runner’s knee, quadriceps/hamstrings strain, sprained ankle or a rotator cuff tear.
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation. Restoring mobility and strength after hip, knee and shoulder replacements, spinal operations, accidents, arthroscopy, meniscectomy, cruciate ligaments or MCL repairs, acromioplasty, rotator cuff repair, ORIF’s, etc..
- Repetitive Strain Injuries. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. De Quervain tenosynovitis.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries. Very common on the island of Bali, which can cause any kind of injury, such as fractures and dislocations. Fractures are mainly treated in the hospital with surgery and need rehab after.
- Joint problems like arthritis, osteoarthritis, degeneration, frozen shoulder,TMJ (Jaw) Disorders and instability.
- Muscle and tendon problems, such as tennis and golfers elbow, sprains/strains, tendonitis, impingement-syndrome, stiffness, weakness, imbalance, postural problems, plantar fasciitis, snapping hip injury, groin strain, groin herniation, calf strain, shin splint, trigger points.
- Spinal problems, such as neck and back pain (acute and chronic), scoliosis, headaches, spondylosis/degeneration, stiffness, dizziness, disc herniation, whiplash, sciatica, spinal stenosis, fracture of the vertebrae.
- Neurological diseases: maximise your mobility and function if you have a neurological disorder such as a CVA/Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal cord injuries, Head injuries, Cerebral Palsy.
- Elderly care– maintaining mobility and independence, falls prevention, rehabilitation after falls and operations, treatment of arthritis.
- Fibromyalgia / Chronic & Neuropathic Pain
- Do I need a Doctor’s referral to receive physiotherapy treatment?
- How do I know if physiotherapy is the right treatment for my condition?
- What can I expect when I see a physiotherapist for the first time?
- How do I make an appointment for physiotherapy and how quickly will I be seen?
- How long will the appointments last and how many sessions will I need?
Q: Do I need a Doctor’s referral to receive physiotherapy treatment?
A: You do not require a referral from a Doctor to receive physiotherapy. However if you are using private medical insurance to cover the cost of treatment it is best to check with them first as they sometimes require a Doctor’s referral.
Q: How do I know if physiotherapy is the right treatment for my condition?
A: There are many treatment choices available but physiotherapy aims to treat the cause of pain rather than treat the symptoms. Therefore, the healing process can sometimes takes longer with physiotherapy, however the problem is less likely to return as the cause itself has been addressed & eliminated as far as is possible.
Q: What can I expect when I see a physiotherapist for the first time?
A: Initially the physiotherapist will ask a number of questions and allow you to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible in order for a subjective assessment of the problem to be made. Next the physiotherapist will examine you physically, it is therefore important that you wear suitable clothing. Following the full assessment, the physiotherapist will then discuss the findings, cause of the problem and a suitable treatment plan. If possible, the treatment can then commence at that first session.
Q: How do I make an appointment for physiotherapy and how quickly will I be seen?
A: You can make an appointment using the information found on the contact us page. For urgent treatment, appointments can normally be made for the same or following day.
Q: How long will the appointments last and how many sessions will I need?
A: The first appointment normally takes 45 minutes to allow a full assessment and initial treatment. Subsequently follow up sessions can be shorter but it depends on the condition and the type of treatment required. Each condition varies in terms of recovery time, however following the assessment your physiotherapist will be able to provide an estimate of the number of sessions needed to fully resolve the problem. A herniated disc treatment might be longer than back pain management, so consider your symptoms. There are elements of the rehabilitation process that you must undertake independently, these might include exercises, stretches, hot/cold therapy, but they will be fully explained to you by the physiotherapist.