Kieran is a chartered physiotherapist, registered nutritional therapist and corrective exercise specialist. Using physiotherapy, exercise, nutritional therapy and education, he puts together a plan to help you get back to what you do best.
Helping people in chronic pain get back to what they do best
MSc, BSc (hons), BSc, mSOMM
Whether writing, lecturing or working 1:1 with patients, Kieran focuses on understanding the multitude of specific mechanisms that lead people to experience pain. This leads Kieran to consider the specific diet, lifestyle and physical causes of a patients pain experience, and how each of these areas can help a patient get back to what they do best.
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Everything you need to know
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, is a treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery by setting a pre-defined track for the treatment. A physio may ask you to do certain exercises on your own in order to recover quickly. Physiotherapists use manual therapy and various modalities according to the patient’s condition.
What Procedures are used in Physiotherapy?
First of all, the assessment of the patient is done by a physio who set a track for the process of the treatment. There are different approaches used in physiotherapy treatment however it may vary from patient to patient depending upon the condition of the patient and the type of treatment needed. The common procedure includes the following:
- Manual Exercises
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Heat Therapy
- Taping for sports injuries
Why should I consult a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
- Bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
- Brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
- Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
- Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.
When should I consult a Physiotherapist?
If you suffer from pain and mobility issues it is quite common for us to get by, using over the counter pain killers and ointments. Often we don’t seek the support of a Physio until we have been referred via a GP or until the pain is so bad.
Physiotherapists are trained professionals that help injured patients get back to the highest range of movements. If left untreated injuries often don’t heal as well as if you were on a treatment plan. Injuries, if left for 12 weeks can become chronic and chronic injuries are a lot harder to treat. Injuries also heal a lot quicker if you work with a physiotherapist, with the added benefit of often having less pain and more range of movement than before you had your injury.
If you feel it is only a minor injury and you are still in pain 48 hours after the injury, make an appointment with a physiotherapist. If you feel the injury is more serious make an appointment immediatley. If for an extended perioid, you have been living with chronic pain and or limited mobility and range of movement make an appointment with a physiotherapist.
What does treatment involve?
Our Physiotherapists use different treatment methods in order to deal with a wide range of injuries. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may require:
Manipulation or mobilisation of joints
- Electrotherapy (Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, Short Wave Diathermy)
- Exercise therapy
- Stretching and strengthening
- Core stability training
- Soft tissue massage
- Heat or cold therapy
- Patient education, home exercises
- Biomechanical analysis