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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

What conditions do you treat?

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can help treat a variety of conditions.

We are trained to help treat all areas of the body. Common conditions we treat are: Lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder injuries, knee pain and foot/ ankle pain. 

We also have a keen interest in treating sports injuries and helping patients recover from tendon issues.

What is the difference between Physiotherapy and osteopathy?

We get asked this a lot! 

There are a lot if similar principles shared between Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, both aiming to get the body back to being pain free. 

Physios aim to improve movement and function within the body. They are experts in rehabilitation, and will use exercise and movement to build strength and stability.

Phyios will also use hands on techniques to help deal with joint stiffness and pain. To find out more about Physiotherapy, click here

Osteopaths will take a more 'hands on' approach and believe the health of an individual depends on 'the bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together'.  

They use a variety of techniques including joint manipulation, stretching and massaging to try to achieve a balance. 

Click here to find out more about Osteopathy. 

What should i expect at a session?

A typical session will start with a detailed case history, where we figure out exactly what the presenting issue is. This can sometimes take a while, but is critical for us to form a working diagnosis, so we know where and what to treat.

This is then followed by an examination, which is simply testing the structures in the body that may be contributing to the pain. Remember, Physios and Osteopaths work holistically, so can sometimes be looking at areas that are not presenting with pain.

Treatment then follows, which is typically a combination of different techniques, including joint manipulations and mobility, soft tissue massage and different types of stretching.

Exercises are often prescribed as well, as this is a key aspect in restoring the body to full health. 

Please remember to dress appropriately, we always recommend bringing a pair of shorts, and sports bra for females.  

Is parking available?

Yes. Free parking is available anywhere on Elmwood.

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