Initially your physio treatment at our Birmingham clinics will begin with a case history, where we will ask questions about you injury as well as your general health.
Your physio will be particularly interested in how it began, the factors that aggravate it and also ease it.
Following the case history your Physiotherapist may conduct further medical, orthopaedic or neurological tests. They will explain the relevance of these as they proceed.Physiotherapists use their hands to assess areas tension, tenderness, restriction and also strain. Additionally, they will perform various passive stretching movements to your joints to evaluate your mobility. Once your Physio has arrived at a diagnosis they will explain in detail what has gone wrong. Often they will use models, pictures and diagrams to aid your understanding.
They will explain the most appropriate treatment for you and give you an indication of how many treatments you are likely to need and how long it will take to improve your condition.
It is our procedure at the Guildhall Practice that if there is no significant improvement within six treatments we reassess your case with a colleague.
97% of patients; after their first treatment gave 10/10 when asked:
“How likely are you to recommend a close friend or family member?”
Physiotherapist will carry out a series of tests which will help in determining a more accurate diagnosis. It is important to us that all of our patient’s feel comfortable during your physio treatment. Your Physiotherapist will certainly do their best to respect your modesty at all times. However, it is important that you communicate with them whenever you feel uncomfortable.
During the examination and treatment you may be asked to remove some of your clothing.
Therefore, you may bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to wear if it makes you feel more comfortable. You are free to bring along a friend or relative with you to act as your chaperone.
In most cases we will commence treatment immediately.
This normally takes the form of soft tissue massage, articulation, strapping, stretches and also manipulation. However, treatment is different for every patient and depends on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
At The Guildhall Practice we are keen for our patients to become better informed as to ways they may self manage an injury.
We will give you advice with regards to your posture, ways in which you may adapt your work station and appropriate exercise.
Research has shown that frequently patients may feel some degree of aching following physical therapy.
This normally lasts for between 24-48 hours.