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What does a physiotherapist do?
Specialist in postures and movements
A physiotherapist (or physical therapist) is a specialist in posture and movement. Walking, standing, bending, jumping, you take it for granted until you get a problem. This can be caused by sporting, working, an accident or illness, a ‘wrong’ movement or simply because the body is getting older.
A physiotherapist can give you advices, treatment and guidance to help you to continue your daily routine as good as possible.
At the first appointment the physiotherapist will ask you questions and examines you to get better insight in your physical problem. What follows is a plan for treatment which is specifically for you, because every problem is different and every body reacts differently.
With proper guidance you’ll learn responsible movement. In that way you’ll be aware of what’s good and what is causing the problems, so you’ll prevent repeating or worsening the problems. That’s the best for you in the long run. The goal is that you can do as much as possible independently. It’s important that you cooperate in reducing the problems. By doing exercises. And by telling what you’re feeling and asking for explanation if there’s anything unclear. Good communication between yourself and your physiotherapist will add to your recovery.
Here you can find an overview of physical complaints Active Fysio can treat:
• neckproblems, painful/stiff neck, arthrosis, whiplash, torticollis
• Headache, Migraine, Tension Headache
• Backproblems, stiff/painful back, lumbago, arthrosis, disc hernia, sciatica
• Hipproblems, bursitis, arthrosis, hip replacement, stiffness and pain
• Pelvic problems, pelvic instability, groinpain, piriformis syndrome, SI joint problems
• Knee problems, arthrosis, painful kneecap, knee replacement, cruciate ligament
• Ankle problems, ankle distortion, arthrosis, ankle sprain
• shoulder problems, bursitis, tendinitis, arthrosis, stiffness and pain
• Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tear
• RSI problems, CANS (complaints Arm Neck Shoulder)
• TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
• Elbow problems, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, epicondylitis
• Wrist and hand problems, stiffness and pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling in hand/arm/fingers, arthrosis
• Quervin’s disease, Dupuytren’s disease, ski thumb, trigger finger
• Iliotibial band friction syndrome, Runners Knee, Jumpers Knee, Osgood Schlatter, patellofemoral painsyndrome
• Foot problems, Hallux Valgus, flat feet, sagging forefoot, faciitits plantaris, Achilles tendinopathy
• whiplash of calf muscle or hamstring muscle, Shin Splint
• Sports Injuries (muscle tears, cruciate ligament tear, fractures, shoulder luxation)
• medical rehabilitation after surgery or injury (fractures, hip/knee replacement, cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscectomy)
• treatment of scar tissue
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• cardiac rehabilitation
• Diabetes, Overweight
• Fear of Movement