What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy treatment can aid the recovery of anyone with an injury, by assisting the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness. At Avenues Physio-Fitness our physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals, who are trained to assess, diagnose and treat physical illness, injury and disability.
Our physiotherapists can also assist with advice on avoiding further injury and preventing re-aggravation of old injuries. If you are uninjured but want to take a pro-active approach to your health and well being then our physiotherapists can create a personalised programme customised to your lifestyle and needs.
How do I choose what treatment I require?
The highly trained physiotherapists at Avenues Physiotherapy will firstly explain your diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan that can be tailored for your specific needs and goals. After gaining informed consent treatment will commence. To ensure the best possible results your physiotherapist will use a combination of hands on manual therapy such as massage, ultrasound and mobilisation with exercise therapy such as Pilates, reformer and gym work. In addition you may be given some advice and exercises to work on at home between treatment sessions.
Which Physiotherapist do I choose?
At Avenues Physio-Fitness all our staff are highly qualified, continually up-skilling with further education and post graduate qualifications across a variety of treatment specialties. We work as a friendly enthusiastic team and ensure your treatment is tailored to optimise your goals. On occasion this may mean being recommended another team member reviews as aspect of your care to provide a specific treatment approach for example in our Clinical Pilates, Hydrotherapy or Gym based sessions or in the Breathing or Paediatric clinics.
Do I need a doctors referral ?
No. You can self refer to physiotherapy. Simply book an appointment and the physiotherapists can assist with all the necessary paper work. If your physiotherapist feels you would benefit from x-rays or an ultrasound scan that can also be organised. Likewise your physiotherapist (with your consent) can refer you to your GP and appropriate orthopaedic and sports specialists if needed.
Do I need to have a specific injury?
No. While we treat all people with a wide variety of injuries including sports and accidental injuries we also take pride in utilising all aspects of physiotherapy treatment, rehabilitation and fitness knowledge in order to provide our patients with their optimal health and fitness outcomes.