Remedial Exercise and Rehabilitation
The remedial exercise and rehabilitation department offers the following services:
- Personalised strengthening and conditioning programmes
- Laser therapy
- Therapeutic massage
- Facilitated stretching
- Proprioception training
- Athletic training advice
- Core stability exercises
Physical therapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals and populations to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is a central element in what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. It involves the interaction between the therapist , patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to our therapists.
Fitter Feet's physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after Podiatric surgery. This specialty of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Our therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative Podiatric procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions and amputations. Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, hot/cold packs, and electrical stimulation e.g. therapeutic laser, to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting. Additionally, an emerging adjunct to diagnosis and treatment is the use of sonography for diagnosis and to guide treatments such as muscle retraining. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons of the body will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist specialized in the musculo-skeletal system.