Frequently Asked questions
Physiotherapy is the health care profession which aims to enhance and restore functional ability to physical impairments and disabilities (basically the treatment of poor movement).
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
Physiotherapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent the recurrence of these problems.
Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation, for example, helping people who have had strokes to relearn basic movements. However, physiotherapists don't just offer treatment; their advice can help you prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.
Virtually any condition that affects your muscles, joints, or nerves can be helped by physiotherapy. Common problems include:
- Painful conditions such as arthritis
Chiropractic is is the health care profession that specialises in joint movement (in particular the spine) and how that impacts the function of the body, and the function of the nervous system, which is protected by the spine. Abnormal movement patterns and/or alignment of the spine may irritate, compress or compromise the function of the nervous system, which controls body function.
Chiropractors don't just deal with spinal problems. Many Chiropractors also deal with peripheral joint function (i.e.. the elbows, knees, hips, etc.) and also the cranial bones (particularly in children).
Chiropractors are also trainer radiographers (they can take x-rays) and are also trained in the reading and interpretation of these x-rays.
The fantastic, and unique thing about our clinic, is its completely your choice! If you are unsure, give our clinic a call and we will advise you based on your condition and presenting complaint. If you end up seeing the Physiotherapist or Chiropractor, and they feel you would be better served seeing someone else, you will be referred across. As we work in the same clinic, on the same computer database, so its an easy process!
When you visit one of our clinicians in our Mooloolaba or Noosa clinics you know that if your problem can be assisted by including the skills of other therapists then we have the capacity to do that.
Absolute Health are highly effective at treating all neuromusculoskeletal injuries and disorders. This is primarily due to our multidisciplinary approach.
Yes absolutely. Physiotherapy is a common treatment for back and neck pain. The downside to Physiotherapy (in our opinion) is that when specific joint motion is required to mobilise joint movement or for specific joint alignment, physiotherapy techniques (even manipulative physiotherapy) is if limited use. For many years Physiotherapists have attempted to replicate what Chiropractors are the specialists in.
The same goes for Chiropractic. Chiropractic is of great use for many conditions, but when rehabilitation is ignored, the patient can only progress so far. As with the above example, many Chiropractors "attempt" to do the job that Physiotherapists excel in. That is specific rehabilitation. Chiropractors are typically poorly trained in comparison to Physiotherapists in rehabilitation.
The unique advantage that our clinic has, is that we have both Chiropractors and Physiotherapists working together. In fact, a large percentage of our patients attend both the Chiropractor and the Physiotherapist to receive the care that the parishioner specialises in.
No, its absolutely up to you. Some patients prefer to see a Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist. We may recommend you see one or the other, but ultimately the decision is up to you!
Physiotherapy and Specific Health Conditions
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