Physiotherapy and Injury Rehabilitation
Fit For Work's physiotherapy practices provide superior treatment and management of sports, general, and work related injuries. Our physiotherapists assess, diagnose and provide treatment for your specific symptoms and injury to help you get back to your activities as quickly and safely as possible. You do not need a referral from your GP to see us.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the practice of restoring normal movement and function to those who have been affected by an injury, disability or health condition. Common methods include massage therapy, mobilisation of joints, heat treatment and exercise, as opposed to drugs or surgery.
How can a Physiotherapist Help?
A registered physiotherapist can help provide exercises and treatment to improve your mobility, strength and pain in the affected area. You are likely to require subsequent sessions with your physiotherapist in order to manage your pain and restore movement.
Our physiotherapists have a broad range of specialised interests including working with amputees, shoulder injuries, back strengthening (including core stability and Pilates), as well as functional and post-operative rehabilitation.
Types of Injuries We Manage:
Sports injuries can be frustrating, especially if you are a competitive athlete and where training is important to you (and your livelihood). We have a range of physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to get you back on your feet and back into your training programme in a short-time frame. We can also help with advice on how to avoid any further injuries.
Not only do we assist athletes with rehabilitation services, but we help people of all ages and physical abilities who have suffered a general injury such as an ankle or knee discomfort or neck, back or shoulder issues.
We help people who have had an accident at work and need physiotherapy or rehabilitation to get them back into the workforce. Such examples are people who have slipped/fallen down stairs, injured their backs from heavy lifting, been standing too long or are susceptible to poor posture from prolonged sitting at their desks.
We have a purpose-built gym facility specially designed to help patients restore physical mobility and optimum health. Your therapist will use this gym as part of your treatment and can prescribe you with exercises to carry out at home.
Our equipment includes: stationary bikes, treadmill, weights machines (including chest press, seated row, lateral pulldown, leg press, leg extension and shoulder press), free weights, fit balls, mats and parallel bars.
Pre-operative Management and Post-operative Care
Should you require surgery for an injury, our physiotherapists can assess your situation and provide a pre-operative exam and treatment plan. We are able to liaise with your surgeon to get an idea of pain and discomfort levels, as well as strength, functional ability and range of motion in order to offer the best post-surgery care. We can also assess any at-home requirements such as equipment or safety adaptations post-surgery.
We have experience in working with surgeons to establish a post-operative care plan tailored to your needs. Physiotherapy post-surgery can help with recovery time and return you to full mobility and daily life duties as soon as possible. We work closely with Sports Physicians and Orthopaedic surgeons to achieve your pre-operative and post-operative goals.