Assessment, Treatment, Rehabilitation
Injury assessments, treatment and rehabilitation are available with Heidi for all types of sporting, occupational or day-to-day injuries.
Your first appointment will usually last between 45 and 60 minutes, consisting of a subjective assessment (thorough medical and injury history) followed by an objective assessment (examination of the injury). The objective assessment will more than likely include observing the injury as well as the joints above and below the area of pain, your posture and movement patterns. Joint specific testing can then be performed to highlight particular structures.
Assessment is a critical part of treating an injury. The assessment allows your therapist to determine the most likely cause of your complaint and how to treat it for the best results. After the assessment, a treatment plan can be devised and will usually begin the same day.
Treatment methods which may be used:
- Sports massage
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Proprioception / balance training
- Core stability exercises
- Strapping / taping
- Postural re-education
- Medical Acupuncture and Electromedical acupuncture
- Orthotic prescription
In most cases, exercises may be prescribed to help with the treatment – usually to improve mobility or strength. It makes a massive difference if these can be done at home, on a regular basis and in most cases, this means the pain or injury recovers a lot quicker.
Please be aware that if you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice (or do not attend an agreed appointment) there is a 50% cancellation fee.