TREATMENT

Initial Assessment

During the first appointment the physiotherapist will start by taking a history. We will ask the about symptoms, lifestyle, work and hobbies to help us build a complete picture of the stresses and strains on the patient’s body, as well as finding out about any injuries or trauma. We will also ask about relevant medical history and past injuries. The physiotherapist will then carry out an examination to test what structures and tissues are involved in the problem.

At the end of the assessment, the physio will explain their findings and will discuss an individual treatment programme with the patient. This may include:

  • manual therapy (soft tissue and joint mobilisation)

  • trigger point release

  • postural advice

  • exercise therapy (exercises to mobilise joints and strengthen weak muscles)

  • acupuncture

  • electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential, TENS)

  • advice regarding ergonomics/work station

  • advice on sport training programs

Follow-up Treatment Sessions

The physiotherapist will monitor progress and update the treatment plan as necessary. We encourage patients to talk to their physio about symptoms or treatment at any time - we are always happy to discuss any aspect of the patient’s treatment and believe that the best results are gained when we work together! All physiotherapy is carried out with complete patient confidentially.

Final Treatment Session

After the final treatment session, we usually send the patient’s GP a discharge summary, however, we ask that patients let us know if they would prefer for us not to do this. The final treatment session does not mean that we can no longer help! We are always willing to speak about any concerns or queries our patients may have and arrange a further appointment if necessary.

Referrals

Our patient’s wellbeing is our primary concern. At Geraldine Turner Physiotherapy we have a wide network of contacts and if an appointment with a specialist or another health professional is needed we can help find the right person. Our contacts include:

  • consultants (rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists)

  • physiotherapists specialising in neurological and respiratory conditions

  • massage therapists

  • pilates instructors

  • personal trainers

  • podiatrists