Physiotherapy helps restore function and movement to as near normal as possible when a person is affected by an injury, illness, developmental or other disability. Physiotherapists at Chitra Physiotherapy Clinic use a wide variety of treatment techniques such as manipulations, mobilisations, modalities and exercises to get you back as quickly as possible. The most common conditions we treat are:
Yes, if you have possession of any medical notes, letters or investigations such as X-rays or scans then please bring them along. It is not a problem if you don’t have them and if your therapist would like more information (with your consent) they can write and request these.
This can vary and will depend on a number of factors such as the problem and its severity. Sometimes it is more effective to see you more frequently, and with other cases appointments are weekly or fortnightly. Rate of recovery will also depend on other factors such as your general health, age and how frequently you perform your exercises in between treatment sessions. Your physiotherapist will be able to give you an opinion on how many sessions are likely to be necessary at your first appointment.
The first appointment will include both assessment and treatment. It is usually longer in time to allow for detailed discussion and questioning with the therapist so as to ascertain what the problem is and to help understand how the problem affects you personally. They will perform an examination to assist diagnosis, investigate contributing factors and make baseline measurements against which improvement can be measured. The treatment plan will then be explained and will usually be commenced in the first session.
Yes, we treat many different neurological, orthopaedic problems and injuries in children of all ages. In all cases, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied to the initial appointment by a parent or legal guardian for reasons relating to medical consent.
Exercise therapy is a key component of your physiotherapy treatment and may include exercises to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. Balance training, postural re-education and core stabilization exercises will also be a part of your physiotherapy treatment plan. Your in-clinic and at-home exercise programs will be progressed at precisely the right time. You will be given written and pictorial exercise sheets so that you can easily complete your home program.