Expert Physiotherapy Treatments in Edinburgh
As experts in physiotherapy we can help get you active again using a range of treatments and techniques tailored to you. Our experienced physiotherapists are passionate about providing quality care to a diverse patient group.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, pain, illness or disability through movement and exercise, hands on therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. All Physiotherapists are educated to degree or masters level. At ProMOTION Physiotherapy we are an experienced team of Chartered Physiotherapists with many years postgraduate experience and additional training. We strive to offer you the best Physiotherapy treatment and care possible.
Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to provide a range of treatment techniques to help you recover from injury and pain. These techniques include the following:
Knowledge is power! We believe that you should have a thorough understanding of your pain/injury and what treatment and actions will help you get better. One of our main roles as Physiotherapists is to educate you on your condition and provide advice on what treatment can help you get better by using our knowledge of the latest evidence.
Exercise and Rehabilitation:
The scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of exercise is indisputable. Therapeutic exercise is one of Physiotherapy’s core skills, we are experts in prescribing exercise for injury, pain and health.
Types of Exercise:
- Flexibility Exercises
- Strength and Conditioning techniques
- Proprioception and Balance exercises
- Relaxation exercises
Hands-On Physiotherapy Techniques:
Physiotherapists are trained to use various manual (or “Hands On”) techniques to help improve movement and relieve pain. These include:
- Joint Mobilisation (gentle joint gliding techniques)
- Joint Manipulation
- Trigger Point Release
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Soft Tissue Techniques
Gait analysis is the process of looking at the way you walk or run in detail and putting this into the context of your pain or injury. Physiotherapists are highly skilled at analysing the way people move through years of training. We can do this in different ways; by simply observing your movement in real-time or using cameras to video your walking or running pattern and then analysing these videos. When treating running injuries we use the latter technique.
Strapping and taping techniques can assist in recovery from injury and provide pain relief and improved function. We use a variety of specialist tapes depending on our treatment aim.
Many of our physiotherapists have undergone additional training in acupuncture which they use to help treat musculoskeletal pain alongside the treatment techniques outlined above.
Should I See A Physiotherapist?
If you are unsure whether you need to rest or keep moving, stretch or strengthen, have hands-on treatment or exercises? Our Physiotherapists can provide you with individualised advice and treatment on many painful musculoskeletal conditions.
We have successfully helped thousands of patients over the years. Have a read of our many testimonials and reviews to see how our patients have benefitted from our service.
From those suffering with a Sports Injury, to the stiff and sore desk-based worker, to the various DIY related injuries and many more. Irrespective of your age or activity levels, you can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life!
What To Expect At Your Physiotherapy Appointment
When attending ProMOTION Physiotherapy for the first time or with a new problem we will undertake a thorough assessment and analysis of your injury or pain. This will involve talking to you about the history of your specific issue, carrying out specific physical tests depending on your problem and communicating a diagnosis of your problem in a way that you can understand easily. This initial appointment is up to 60 minutes in duration.
Following assessment we will then discuss appropriate treatment options for you. Treatment plans are individualised to you and your condition. Your physiotherapists will advise on treatment timescales and outline appropriate follow-up treatment sessions. Each follow-up treatment session is 30 minutes in duration.
We will help you achieve your highest physical potential in a friendly, caring and professional environment.