Frequently Asked Questions
PhysioWorks aims to identify your problem and assist in optimising function and wellbeing. We begin by performing a full Assessment of your condition followed by Diagnosis and an individual course of Treatment to assist in your Recovery.
The following are a list of the more frequently asked questions we get from people that may be in need of the help of a physiotherapist. If you do not find an answer to your particular query, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Yes, the therapist is highly skilled in assessing musculoskeletal problems so you can be seen without a referral from another health care professional. There is no waiting list so you will be assessed and treated promptly. Please phone and book an appointment.
You will require to let the physiotherapist look at the problem area.You may prefer to bring shorts or loose fitting trousers for lower limb problems or a vest top for shoulder and spinal problems.
It may also be helpful to bring your running shoes or trainers as they may be contributing to the problem.
Liza will explain the purpose of the taping and the technique to be used.You will also be given tips on the care of your tape.You can strap and tape many areas yourself.The physiotherapist will show you how this is done.Some areas can be a bit tricky to tape but relatives or friends can be shown how to do it.
Back Pain, Sciatica, neck and associated arm pain, headaches, slipped/prolapsed discs, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, Joint problems, repetitive strain injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow, shoulder pain and impingement, frozen shoulder, postural problems and associated pain, fractures, post-operative rehabilitation, knee surgery and lower limb soft tissue problems.
Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Head Injury, general decreased mobility and balance problems. A home visit is advised for patients who might find the few stairs at Podofit difficult.
Your first session will be 45 minutes. This gives time to assess your problem thoroughly so that you can have an understanding of what is wrong and then commence treatment with advice on how to manage your symptoms.