What is physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are trained in movement analysis. They assess the whole body to discover the cause of pain or dysfunction, and use evidence-based techniques to treat this root cause. The exercises are based around strengthening and improving flexibility and ensuring that the right muscles are doing what they should be doing. In fact, physiotherapy exercises are designed to work your neuromuscular system as well as your muscular system, so you’re retraining your brain as well as your muscles. This is why physiotherapy can be so powerful for long-lasting physiological change.
Physiotherapists treat an array of conditions from musculoskeletal, to respiratory and neurological. Physiotherapy can also help with long term conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, vestibular issues (balance problems) and workstation related issues, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). At York Clinic, we work with all age groups, from babies to the elderly.
Physiotherapy in York
Relieve pain and restore mobility with targeted exercises that work muscular as well as neuromuscular systems.
About your treatment
Your physiotherapist will use a variety of techniques to relieve your pain, such as mobilisations to ‘free up’ the joints, and soft tissue techniques to ease tension and inflammation. This will improve the function in the muscles, joints and tendons, which is needed for healthy tissue repair. They may also use dry needling and kinesiology taping, to alleviate pressure and increase blood and lymphatic flow – this would be explained in detail during your session.
Your physiotherapist will create a rehabilitation plan for you to do between sessions, and this may include Pilates based exercises, which are often incredibly beneficial to the healing process.