• FAQ

    • What is Physiotherapy?

      Physiotherapy is a health care profession which helps develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life.  This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury or disease.

    • Is Physiotherapy what I need?

      When in doubt we encourage you to call. You may call one of our physiotherapists on the numbers below for a telephone consultation to identify whether or not physiotherapy is what you require.

    • How many sessions will I need?

      You may require from as little as one session where you will be given advice along with a tailor made exercise program or you may require intensive treatment.  It all depends on the specific condition being treated.  A plan will be established at your first consultation which will include an idea of the length of time necessary for rehabilitation.

    • What should I wear?

      Comfortable clothing should ideally be worn as well as clothing which is easily removed.  Physiotherapy examination involves total body analysis and at times it is necessary to view the whole back well.  Adequate attire is required in this regard.

    • How can a nutritionist help me?

      Proper nutrition is essential to healthy living and overall well-being. A nutritionist can play an important role in your health by evaluating your diet and offering you personalized advice. Together with the client the nutritionist discusses the health goals or medical needs. The nutritionist can then make recommendations and put together meal plans.

    • Why the need for good nutrition?

      You are what you eat. As the saying goes whatever you put into your body has an effect on the person you are. Well-established eating habits and traditions, which are a result of local availability and customs, are moving towards an increasing consumption of energy-rich food and drinks leading to inadvertent overeating. Overeating, together with a sedentary lifestyle, is one of the main causes of obesity.

    • What is obesity?

      Being overweight and obese is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health as defined by the World Health Organisation. Obesity is directly linked to a number of health conditions such as Type II Diabetes, ischemic heart disease, hypertensive disease and musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis.

    • From where should one start?

      Managing our nutritional intake is essential in the management of obesity. A balance has to be found between the energy being consumed and the energy being used. Nutritionists may help in such management, providing advice which is specific to the individual's situation.