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Physiotherapy

At PhysioSpace our experienced Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability return to function through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They will help prevent recurrence of similar problems in the future. All of our Chartered Physiotherapists hold a degree in Physiotherapy, and all are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a qualified professional. 

 

What type of issues can our physiotherapist help with?
 

At PhysioSpace our experienced Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability return to function through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They will help prevent recurrence of similar problems in the future. All of our Chartered Physiotherapists hold a degree in Physiotherapy, and all are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a qualified professional. 

 

Joint Problems and Muscular Injuries
 

If you have injured yourself playing sport, whether the problem has flared up suddenly or gradually, a physiotherapist will be able to get you back in action as soon as possible. Even if you are not an athlete you may experience muscular and joint issues like back pain, or other aches and pains which can be associated with a sedentary lifestyle or ageing. All of which can be helped with physiotherapy.

 

Pre and Post-Op Physiotherapy
 

There are very few orthopaedic procedures/operations which wouldn't benefit from physiotherapy input both pre and post op. It is essential to go into any surgical procedure in the best possible physical condition so that you come out the other side ready to start the rehabilitation process. In the case of a total knee replacement, pre-operatively you must get as fit, from a cardiovascular point of view and as strong, from a muscular point of view as possible as both of these will inevitably deteriorate post op. 

 

In hospital you'll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as infection or DVT's. You should also be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you'll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress. Post-orthopaedic surgery, you'll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation. 

 

At PhysioSpace we'll happily assist you in your post-operative care. We are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopapedic Surgeons in Cardiff and Vale. We'll happily liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.

 

What Treatments Will Physiotherapists Recommend?
 

Following a detailed initial assessment and examination, a physiotherapist is likely to recommend one of the following methods of treatment.

Education and Advice
General advice about activity and lifestyle often plays a major part in making sure that issues do not recur. A physiotherapist may recommend simple things like taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight, along with improvements to your posture and lifting technique.

Exercises
For some conditions, a physiotherapist will suggest a programme of exercise. This may include whole body exercises like swimming or walking, especially when you are recovering from an operation, or need to restore general mobility. Exercises carried out in warm water (hydrotherapy) can also be recommended to help with this kind of issue. Most often, the physiotherapist will prescribe a programme of exercises designed to strengthen and/or increase mobility in a specific area. This will be particularly common in relation to muscular or joint problems, and the exercises will normally need to be done for a period of weeks in order to take full effect. Sometimes, the exercises will be designed to be carried out indefinitely to ensure a sustained benefit.

Manipulation and Massage
These types of manual therapy can help to ease pain or stiffness, enhance mobility, improve circulation, and even help you to relax. Physiotherapists are highly trained in such techniques, and will often employ them to ease your symptoms or help your recovery.

Other Treatments
Our Physiotherapists are able to K-tape and strap to provide support for a painful area, allowing normal activity to be resumed more quickly and pain to be reduced. We also offer acupuncture for our clients in order to ensure that they have access to everything they can to aid recovery.

Next Steps
If you are suffering from any of the problems mentioned here, make an appointment to see one of the team at PhysioSpace. Our experts will do their utmost to help you.
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