General Physiotherapy

Kin Body and Sole General Physiotherapy
York-Based Clinic

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About General Physiotherapy
About General Physiotherapy

Our York Physiotherapy clinic is built to cater to various issues that can be helped with such a practice. So, whether you’re looking to improve your mobility or musculoskeletal function or reduce pain our service has you covered.

Our mission is to get our patients in better shape and more comfortable after they have left us and always review each specific person and develop the right programs and treatment plans that work best for each individual every time. We’re ready to give you the assistance you deserve and provide the relief you’ve been looking for.

What is Physiotherapy?

This is sometimes referred to as physical therapy and is a healthcare practice to help boost the quality of a patient’s life. A physiotherapist accomplishes these activities. The definition of a physiotherapist is someone who has undergone the required training and has received certification qualifications to conduct physical therapy.

The role of physiotherapists is to use the techniques learned in their training and diagnose the clients’ needs to perform these techniques and improve overall movement and well-being.

Physiotherapists can work with any type of patient, such as athletes that are looking to keep themselves in peak condition to elderly people who may have chronic health issues and reduced motor skills. It’s meant to be able to also help anyone with an illness that restricts movement or causes chronic pain as well as those who have just got themselves out of surgery.

What does physiotherapy do?

When you get proper physiotherapy treatment you will have a professional use one of the many types of physiotherapy that makes the most sense for your condition. For example, they may choose a route to focus on Orthopaedic Physiotherapy where it’s about putting a treatment plan specifically focused on musculoskeletal injuries. Including things such as sprains, strains and fractures.

Depending on your age, it’s possible also for paediatric and geriatric physiotherapy, which have similar techniques but additional equipment and processes to help support these patients in much smoother recovery.

Another one of the major types of physiotherapy is neurological physiotherapy, which is conducted after major neurological issues occur, from getting a stroke to multiple sclerosis. The focus here is on mobility, balance and regaining coordination, so they can function properly.

Some people come in for physiotherapy for cardiovascular issues related to the heart and lungs. There’s a lot of exercise therapy used here that helps improve the ability of patients to breathe better and improve their cardiac functions.

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Taking a deeper look at the various techniques in physiotherapy
Taking a deeper look at the various techniques in physiotherapy

In many physiotherapy sessions, you can expect a mix of these types of therapy that are the most effective for your current ailments. Remember that if this is your first session, it will primarily consist of a general physiotherapy assessment. This is a key stage of the overall process where our qualified physiotherapists will ask about what brings you in and assess your current range of motion and motor skills.

From there, they can make the right assessment and treatment plan for you to have the fastest and most optimized recovery. Every session going forward will include education and advice. As you come in for more physiotherapy sessions, your physiotherapist will be able to provide refreshed guidance and a review of your overall progress and what needs to have more work on.

Then there’s exercise therapy. Here physiotherapists will show you specific types of exercise to do and prescribe you, as the patient, to do them a set amount of time each day. This exercise therapy is meant to improve flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Manual therapy can be a technique that is used where physiotherapists will mobilize joints and muscles to get them moving again. They will also manipulate soft tissues to help with pain reduction and improve how well you’re able to use those areas.

Some of our physiotherapists may also consider electrotherapy as part of your general treatment plan and therapy. But, again, this is all about stimulating the muscles with an electrical current that will help improve their function and not be as intensive as manual therapy or exercise therapy.

Kin Body and Sole General Physiotherapy
York-Based Clinic

How Physiotherapy Works in Conjunction with other medical treatments

Physiotherapists will work closely with your medical professionals if you’re looking to alleviate multiple issues. This includes doctors, nurses and occupational therapists who may be prescribing their own treatment plans.

Your safety is our top priority. Therefore, it’s essential that you let us know if you’re currently taking any medications. You may have been prescribed medication that’s specifically designed to alleviate swelling or pain. Don’t hesitate to inform us so that we can ensure the best possible experience for you. This information is essential to ensure that we provide you with optimal care and treatment. We don’t want to overexert your body during this time, as it may end up causing you discomfort later during treatment.

How should you dress for a Physiotherapy session?

Remember that you’re going to be focusing on many movements, which means you’re going to want to dress flexibly and comfortably. You’ll be pushing your body’s limits, and you don’t want clothing to restrict you and make the process harder than it should be. You don’t need to come to your full workout clothing attire either, just something you would wear for running or mild exercise activities.

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What goals will you end up seeing with proper physiotherapy?

The benefits are numerous when you set out with your physiotherapist, but to do a treatment plan it’s all about improving your ability to move, which will mean less pain. Each individualized plan is still there to address your initial issue, and we do our utmost to provide you with your desired outcome.

Get in touch with us today

Our top priority is helping you overcome any physical ailments you may be experiencing, and we’re committed to providing you with the best possible chances of a quick and successful recovery. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us and share any questions or concerns you may have. We’re always here to help! Whether it’s to the type of services we offer or to what your end-of-treatment results may look like. We are here to answer any questions such as what physiotherapy does or what is the role of a physiotherapist.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

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I met Emma after from a recommendation from another of her clients.

After snapping my Achilles tendon in June 22, I started physiotherapy with her in September, when I was still struggling to walk.

Emma provided various different exercises for me to start off with, and every session adapted them, or introduced new exercises as I was getting stronger and recovering.

I would highly recommend anyone with any physio needs to make an appointment, listen to her advice and work with the exercises set as you will not regret it.

Simon Langley

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