Physiotherapy FAQs

What is involved in a physiotherapy assessment?

You will be asked about your general health and your current symptoms, you will be asked to perform movements related to your symptoms and the therapist will perform specific tests on the affected area.  This will include the jaw, neck, head and general posture. The therapist will then feel the area(s) involved for any abnormality.  You will then be told about your condition and treatment options available to you.  A treatment plan is formulated together and is individual to each patient.

What is involved in a physiotherapy treatment?

This is often a hands on treatment which involves joint mobilisation, soft tissue techniques such as massage, advice and education, acupuncture (at the patients request) and exercises including pilates.

Does it hurt?

Not always.  Some treatments are pain free.  Physiotherapy usually eases your symptoms but some treatments may make your pain feel worse before it gets better.  It is common to experience some discomfort during the treatment and possibly the next day.  You will never be asked to do anything that you are not comfortable with and that isn’t tolerable and treatment can be stopped at any time.