When should I see a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are equiped with the skills to assess and diagnose almost all injuries. This makes them a great first contact in a lot of situations. Some common examples, we manage, include if you:
Physiotherapists are equiped with the skills to assess and diagnose almost all injuries. Most of these a Physiotherapist will be the primary health practitioner or a main member of your healthcare team, in rare situations that fall out of their scope, the therapist will be able to connect you to the necessary services. This makes them a great first contact in a lot of situations. Some common examples we see include if you:
- have any bruising, swelling or deformity
- have sustained any injury (at home, in a car accident or playing sport)
- are experiencing muscle or joint aches or pains (particularly high levels of pain or over long periods)
- experience muscle weakness
- have pins and needles or numbness
- have problems balancing or experience falls
- need advice on managing weight and using exercise programmes
- need advice on exercise or improving strength, fitness or flexibility
- returning to activity or sport from an injury or surgery.
- want to improve your sporting performance
- have recently had a baby and are experiencing pain
This list is by no means exhaustive and if you have a question about a specific problem you can talk to our awesome team of physios. There is no charge for advice.