What will happen at my physio appointment?
Often, your physiotherapist will carry out some treatment after the physical examination, such soft tissue massage or joint mobilisations on your first visit to see how you respond. You will also be given a few exercises and advice on things they would like you to do at home before your next appointment.
What do you do in physiotherapy session?
movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body. manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body.
Do I have to take my clothes off for physio?
The Physiotherapist will often need to look at the area concerned and with your consent; you may be asked to remove some clothing. It is often better to wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily taken on and off.
How long does a physiotherapy assessment take?
Initial pilates assessments are 60 minutes long, as this is a very comprehensive assessment.
How quickly does physiotherapy work?
Minor injuries you might expect 2-3 sessions of physiotherapy; soft tissue injuries you would be looking more towards 6 – 8 weeks, as this is roughly how long it takes for soft tissue to heal in most cases; and more chronic or serious conditions taking 2 or more months of treatment depending on the level of progress …
Do physios do massage?
Soft tissue massage techniques are a big part of today’s Physiotherapy treatments. Our Physios are trained to use their hands as part of their undergraduate degree. Massage and soft tissue techniques are a part of that training.
Why is physiotherapy so painful?
Here are some common reasons you may experience some pain during physiotherapy: Scar tissue has formed – when an injury is healing, scar tissue forms around the injured area. Like filling a hole in a wall with plaster. Your body needs to do this quickly so it slaps that plaster down any which way it can.
How do you feel after physiotherapy?
Why would this feeling be normal? As strange as it may sound, it is perfectly normal to feel a bit battered and bruised after a session with your osteopath or physiotherapist. In the treatment session your therapist may address any tight muscles and/or stiff joints within your body.
What should I wear to my first physio appointment?
The best type of clothing to wear to your physiotherapy appointment is comfortable, loose clothing that doesn’t restrict movement and allows access to your specific injury or pain problem.
What is the dress code for physiotherapists?
Conservative, professional and non revealing attire is expected (e.g. clothes must be neat and ironed; shirts sleeves must be at or longer than the mid-humerus level; shorts and skirts must be knee length). No denim, jeans, track pants, training pants, shirts with logos, sleeveless shirts nor shirts with cap sleeves.
How long is a physiotherapy session NHS?
Your first appointment will last up to 30 minutes.