What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with helping people across the lifespan move and participate in life and in their communities, especially when movement and function are threatened by ageing, sport or work related injury, long periods of inactivity, disability or disease.
- Use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, taking account of variations in health status;
- Assess, diagnose and treat people to facilitate as much movement and physical independence as possible so they can resume their normal job or lifestyle, engage in normal physical activities, avoid injuries, maintain a fit, healthy body, and enhance their quality of life;
- Are science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery;
- Consider exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core; Are involved in health promotion, exercise prescription, injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in order to maximise potential; and
- Have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors, which influence their clients.
The physiotherapy process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, treatment or rehabilitation. The core skills used by physiotherapists include a wide range of drug-free techniques to relieve pain, restore function and movement, and prevent further problems including, for example:
- Therapeutic exercise and stretches.
- Movement re-education.
- Soft tissue massage.
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation.
RHP Physiotherapy prides itself on highly skilled and thorough assessment of all patients. With a combined 75+ years of clinical experience you can be assured there is a great wealth of knowledge to ensure the highest quality of treatment. We have a commitment to one-on-one treatment sessions, using hands on techniques rather than machines or hot packs. RHP offers more than treatment of a local joint issue.
Our physiotherapists are unique in their focus on identifying contributing factors and underlying causes of local pain and dysfunction. We can also identify the underlying cause of your neck pain or headaches, low back or sciatic pain, or hip and knee pain. Our hands-on treatment sessions can then target the required areas whether they be other joint restrictions or malalignment, surrounding muscles imbalances, poor movement patterns, postures, visceral restrictions or cranio-sacral dysfunctions.