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Physiotherapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from UPMC

Get answers to commonly asked questions about physiotherapy services, conditions treated, what to expect, and more.

What is physiotherapy, and how can it benefit me?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on optimising movement and function for people of all ages and skill levels. It benefits individuals by addressing a wide range of conditions, from musculoskeletal injuries to neurological disorders, promoting recovery and improving overall well-being.

How do I know if I need physiotherapy?

If you're experiencing pain, limited mobility, or recovering from surgery or an injury, physiotherapy may help. Talk to a UPMC physiotherapist for an assessment to determine if physiotherapy is right for you.

What types of conditions do physiotherapists treat?

Physiotherapists address various conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, recovery from orthopaedic surgery, sports injuries, and more. UPMC physiotherapists create personalised treatment plans based on individual needs.

What can I expect during a physiotherapy session?

A physiotherapy session involves an assessment of your condition and progresses as you and your physiotherapist work on a customised treatment plan based on your needs. Your physiotherapist will guide you through the process, providing hands-on care and education.

Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?

No referral is necessary to see a UPMC physiotherapist at any of our sports medicine clinic locations throughout Ireland.

How long does a physiotherapy session last?

The duration of a session varies based on your condition and treatment plan. Sessions typically range from 30 minutes to an hour. Your physiotherapist will discuss the duration during your initial assessment.

Is physiotherapy painful?

Physiotherapy aims to manage and reduce pain. While some discomfort may occur during certain exercises or manual therapy, it is essential so you and your physiotherapist can adjust interventions based on your comfort level.

How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?

The number of sessions will vary based on the nature and severity of your condition. Your physiotherapist will discuss a personalised treatment plan, including the anticipated number of sessions, during your initial assessment.

Can physiotherapy help with sports-related injuries?

Yes, physiotherapists with expertise in sports injuries can assess, treat, and guide the rehabilitation of various sports-related injuries, helping athletes of any age or skill level regain optimal function and prevent future issues.

Is physiotherapy for people of all ages and abilities?

Yes, physiotherapists treat patients of all ages and abilities, working with people to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability throughout their lifespan and across various health spectrums and conditions. Physiotherapy is often prescribed for age related issues and to help treat symptoms of age, disability, and disease. The aim of physiotherapy is to help patients achieve and maintain movement for life.

Is physiotherapy effective for enhancing women's pelvic floor health?

Yes, specially trained physiotherapists can assess, treat, and guide rehabilitation to address pelvic floor issues in women, including concerns like incontinence. Through these interventions, physiotherapy can proves deliver improvements to pelvic floor function and overall well-being for women.

UPMC Physiotherapy Locations 

We offer physiotherapy services at the following UPMC locations:

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You do not need a referral to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. To schedule an appointment with UPMC Physiotherapy Services, please contact us at one of the locations listed above.

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