It is likely you will have a faster recovery if you start physiotherapy treatment within 24 to 48 hours after the injury. By following a RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation ) program immediately and delaying using anti-inflammatory medication, you will be able to assist your early recovery so that further damage will be avoided until you see us.
You can come directly to our physiotherapy clinic. Prakruti Physiotherapists undergo intensive training, as per current international best practice, so that we have the necessary skills to examine, diagnose, treat and advise our patients with no previous input, or referral from a doctor.
If, upon examination, your condition needs the intervention of another medical practitioner, we will inform you accordingly. In case, your doctor has recommended Physiotherapy to you, we can work closely with your doctor, to optimise your care.
Do any of the following apply to you?
If any of the above describe your condition, you might benefit from Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapists are experts in human movement and function, with a deep understanding of the structure and working of the human body.
They use a variety of techniques e.g. Manual Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Dry Needling etc, to assist their patients. They work collaboratively with patients, to free them of pain, and to conquer specific problems, with physical motion, that hinder normal daily activity and reduce overall quality of life.
Physiotherapy is not massage. A massage training course lasts between a few weeks to six months. A BPT Physiotherapist trains for 4.5 years. A Masters in Physiotherapy trains for 6-7 years to receive their university recognised degrees. Physiotherapy is a medical requirement for rectifying underlying problems whereas Massage is primarily used for relaxation and rejuvenation. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to diagnose, assess and treat their patients. They address these concerns primarily through corrective exercises. In addition they may use electrotherapeutic modalities e.g. Ultrasound, Interferential Therapy (IFT). Several Physiotherapists also undergo specialist training such as Mulligans Manual Therapy, Maitland Manual Therapy, Taping, etc.
We recommend you wear loose and comfortable clothes for your Physiotherapy appointment.
Yes. Our physios will design an individual treatment programme for each patient, usually consisting of various appropriate exercises that are to be performed between treatments. Before you leave the clinic, our physio will run through your exercise sheet to ensure that you know understand each exercise, highlighting how important these exercises are to optimise your recovery.
After your first assessment, your physio will be able to offer an estimate of the amount of appointments needed for your case. This may vary during the course of your treatment as our physio will assess your progress on each visit.
This does depend on your type of injury, however as a rough guide only in the first 48-72 hours after an injury and if it is actively swollen, ice is usually the right thing to use. If the affected area is no longer bleeding or actively hot and swollen heat is often better. Having said this neither treatment should be painful at any time, and you should always be careful not to burn your skin with either hot or cold therapies. If in doubt contact one of our friendly Physiotherapists and they will be able to give you further advice.
Physiotherapists are qualified to treat all spinal problems. In fact a large percentage of their workload is made up of back and neck problems.
No, you don’t routinely require a scan prior to treatment. Your Physio will ask you a series of questions, and while your examination will advise you as to whether you need any further imaging to assist in your treatment.
You are very welcome to bring someone with you to your appointment and they can sit in on the consultation and treatment with you if you wish.
Please feel free to telephone or email for advice without obligation on the suitability of your problem for physiotherapy treatment.