The stresses and strains of daily life can cause pain, stiffness and immobility. This may be the result of repetitive strains of daily work, postural weaknesses, prolonged computer use, driving, sports injuries, trauma, pregnancy, or even following an operation.
This pain may have suddenly started or have been slowly worsening over the years. It is the physiotherapists priority to restore well-being, speeding up recovery time and aiding future prevention.
The physiotherapist will take a detailed history of the problem, and further carry out a physical examination on the joints, muscles, nerves and ligaments to identify the cause of the problem. Postural and biomechanical patterns of movement will also be assessed as they frequently contribute to muscular imbalances and secondary joint stiffness. Occasionally the location of the underlying problem is not directly around the site of pain. All assessments are very thorough and individually tailored to each individual’s requirement.