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Treatment at Honiton physiotherapy

How does physiotherapy work?

Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to help people improve their movement and function. These techniques include:

  • Exercise: Physiotherapists will design a personalised exercise program for you to help improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

  • Manual therapy: Physiotherapists may use hands-on techniques such as massage, stretching, and joint mobilization to help relieve pain and improve function.

  • Heat therapy: Heat therapy can help to relax muscles and reduce pain.

  • Ice therapy: Ice therapy can help to reduce inflammation and pain.

  • Equipment: Physiotherapists may use a variety of equipment to help you with your rehabilitation, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and TENS machines.

What are the benefits of physiotherapy?


Physiotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. If you are experiencing pain or difficulty with movement, physiotherapy may be right for you.

Here are some of the benefits of physiotherapy:

  • Reduces pain

  • Improves function

  • Prevents further injury

  • Increases quality of life

  • Is safe and effective


How long does physiotherapy last?

The length of physiotherapy treatment varies depending on the condition and the individual's response to treatment. In general, physiotherapy treatment is short-term, lasting for a few weeks to a few months. However, some people may need ongoing physiotherapy to manage chronic conditions.

What should I expect during physiotherapy?

Your first appointment with a physiotherapist will typically involve a consultation and an assessment. During the consultation, the physiotherapist will discuss your medical history, your symptoms, and your goals for treatment. During the assessment, the physiotherapist will examine your range of motion, strength, and flexibility. The physiotherapist will also use special tests to diagnose the cause of your pain or difficulty with movement.


Once the physiotherapist has diagnosed the cause of your pain or difficulty with movement, they will develop a treatment plan for you. The treatment plan may include exercise, manual therapy, heat therapy, ice therapy, or the use of equipment.

You will typically have physiotherapy treatments one to three times per week. The number of treatments you need will depend on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment.

What can I do to help myself?


There are a number of things you can do to help yourself during physiotherapy treatment, including:

  • Follow your physiotherapist's instructions

  • Do your exercises at home

  • Get enough rest

  • Eat a healthy diet

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Quit smoking

  • Reduce stress

By following these tips, you can help to improve your chances of a successful outcome from physiotherapy treatment.

Based on thousands of hours of practice, and many years of experience, we have a strong belief in the effectiveness of a combination of hands-on therapy and therapeutic exercise.

Leg Injury

Physiotherapy is about getting things moving better, which in turn helps to reduce pain and increase function. Our hands-on therapy is used to speed the recovery process, with a limited number of specific therapeutic exercises complementing the treatment.


The most important aspect of therapeutic exercises is that the right exercises and loading is being done at the right time in relation to the recovery. Your therapist will carefully assess and monitor accordingly. All our customers are provided with a bespoke program of exercises, which are sent via email, and include full descriptions and explainer video's.

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