Our skilled and experienced team at Peak Physiotherapy Clinic, Derry specialises in musculoskeletal problems, including injury or pain relating to structures such as joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
People often seek Physiotherapy after the incidence of an injury or when they are in pain. Injuries can be caused by traumatic incident, like a fall or car crash or they can develop due to overuse or underuse of the body and putting it under strain – this could be long hours working at a desk, running lots of miles or starting a new activity after a period of inactivity.
We also see patients who want to ensure mobility and good muscular function into their older years. Physiotherapy works to ensure continued and oftentimes increased muscular strength and movement for those patients who want to remain active into retirement and beyond.
At Peak Physiotherapy Clinic, located in the city side of Derry, we see how physiotherapy can benefit patients to reach their Peak performance. The Team at Peak Physiotherapy work with patients to help alleviate or remove pain, improving mobility and function that will ultimately lead to optimised physical performance, letting you regain physical health and wellbeing.
What conditions can Physiotherapy help with?
- Sports Injuries
- Joint pain
- Tendon Issues
- Nerve Pain
- Ligament or Muscle sprains, strains, and tears
- Rehabilitation Pre and Post Surgery
- Back and Neck Pain
- Pregnancy Pain
- Postnatal Assessment
What a patient can expect at a session?
On your first appointment, your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions about your pain or issue, where it is, what makes it worse or better, questions about your health and your goals. Our team ask these questions to narrow down on a possible diagnosis; help rule out serious pathology, disease, or a medical condition, all working to ensure that our Physiotherapist knows what you want to achieve from Physiotherapy.
The Physiotherapist will then have a look at the affected area, movements, strength, and carry out some special tests. As part of the examination, a patient will need to uncover the area under investigation, so loose appropriate clothing is helpful here – for example shorts for a knee injury.
From here your Physiotherapist will discuss the working diagnosis, treatment options and outline a plan that suits you best. We encourage patients to chat through and ask questions, this plan must work for you, and it is important that you understand the diagnosis and why the treatment is necessary. Follow up appointments, adjustments to the plan and treatment can be made based on how your body responds to treatment.