What is Physiotherapy?

A physiotherapist is a primary care practitioner, meaning their specific training, knowledge and skills allow them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. They have been trained to use many different techniques to address problems affecting all major areas of the body. A physiotherapist will identify and treat your particular problem using various techniques.

What does a Physiotherapist do?

A Physiotherapist will form a diagnosis of your problem based on your history, relevant information and physical assessment. To help your treatment we may employ various manual therapy techniques, exercises and advice to help you.

Do I need to commit to long treatment agreement?

No, at Vermont Physiotherapy each treatment is aimed to progress your condition as clinically indicated. Your physiotherapist will help you through establishing when and how often treatment is required and the likely time-frame for full rehabilitation to occur.

Will I learn about my problem?

Yes. At Vermont Physiotherapy we help you identify how your injury may have been caused, its best management and the ongoing steps to prevent its recurrence.

Can I have a friend or family member attend with me?

Yes. This often helps when asking questions. We especially request parents attend with their children. Carers and partners feel happier if they can attend and follow the patient’s progression.

Do I need a referral?

No. As first contact practitioners, physiotherapists are expertly versed to assess, diagnose and help you manage your condition at any stage. They may at times work as part of a multi-disciplinary team if you have been referred by your GP or specialist or can facilitate appropriate follow-ups as required. To help you decide if physiotherapy can help you, please phone or drop us a line - we’re only too happy to advise.
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