Physiotherapists are specialists of physical medicine and have a unique role to play in healing and recovery. I am a strong proponent of hands-on therapeutic interventions. This is for various reasons, but primarily it comes down to 2 factors, namely: I can get a feel of the state the tissues are in and how they respond to my interventions and secondly, there is healing in touch as well as a trusting relationship that develops between patient and therapist.
However, being a manual therapist is not the only skill to have. I strongly believe that exercise therapy, movement dysfunction correction, as well as postural and lifestyle factors must also be addressed to get the best outcomes. This works well with my previous background in sport and exercise science, where I can look at all possible causative factors and assist you on the path to full recovery.
The combination of hands-on therapy, together with lifestyle modification and a strong emphasis on the correct exercise prescription, can be used for all patients. Whether the patient is a housewife, office worker, elite athlete or weekend warrior, acute injury or overuse strain. I look at how all the different tissue and systems work together and how to optimize them for the best recovery.