Process in a Nutshell:
Physiotherapists choose different areas of focus, such as orthopaedics and sports, paediatrics, or neurology. At POINTPHYSIO, we focus on orthopaedics and sports. An orthopaedic and sports physiotherapist is a degreed allied health practitioner skilled in orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment of the client.
Our aim is to restore our clients’ normal motion and strength, with the ultimate objective of the client achieving their goal movement and function. We achieve this by following a comprehensive and meticulous process:
Firstly, we do a thorough assessment and examination backed by solid clinical reasoning to establish a working diagnosis.
Secondly, we provide the appropriate treatment, drawing on extensive experience, evidence-based interventions and collaboration. Treatment can include:
- Hands-on techniques, referred to as manual therapy. Examples are joint mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling and massage;
- Application of modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound;
- Rehabilitation and training – prescriptive exercise for non-surgical and post-surgical conditions. This is an essential part of healing where the ownership of management shifts to the client;
- Education and lifestyle management.
Finally, we will implement professional management of your problem, which can include:
- Prescribing certain types of imaging, such as diagnostic ultrasound or x-ray;
- Working closely with medical specialists and other practitioners to ensure that you have optimal recovery;
- Providing a holistic approach to management.
Please note that treatment is limited to the domain of the physiotherapist: we cannot prescribe medication or inject. This is called treating within our ‘scope of practice’.
Clients come to POINTPHYSIO by self-referral and by referral from certain GPs, medical specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons and neurologists, allied health practitioners, personal trainers and sports coaches.