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Physiotherapy

Hands on treatment of all muscle and joint conditions. One on one contact time involving primarily hands-on manual therapy.

The Client Experience – Ridgeway Method (RM) Approach

WHY Client Interview & Explain the RM Process?

Help us to understand your main problem at a deeper level. 

  1. How does this affect your life at present?
  2. What is a good result for you? 
  3. How can your physiotherapist achieve this for you? 
  4. Does our approach align with your expectations, values and beliefs?

Understanding is key in achieving your desired outcomes. Through our experiences the more our clients understand about their condition the faster results are achieved. 

Why Assess (and Treat) ‘Anything Blocking’ Progress?

Did you know that your nerves need to glide for optimal function? 

Nerves not sliding can be the first barrier towards progress. Fixing nerve gliding is the first step to achieving your good result.

At this stage we are also looking for red flags. These are signs and symptoms of a more serious condition that may need to explored further. 

How can we measure if your condition is improving? 

We use key movement tests, along with photos and videos of before and after’s. We plot these changes to your key movement tests on a progress graph. 

Why a Whole-body Assessment?

Local symptoms can be caused from remote sources or in other words, where your pain is may not be where the problem is. Use of a whole-body assessment allows us to Identify areas that are dysfunctional – Muscles / Joints / Functional Movements – and potentially contributing to your condition. 

We don’t want to miss anything that may be the underlying cause of your condition. 

Why Trial Treatments?

A systematic approach of testing which of the dysfunctions identified in the whole body assessment are part of your problem. We aim to narrow down to find your key structure/area that produces the greatest change. 

This is known as the PCF – Primary Contributing Factor

Why a Whole-body Re-Assessment?

This is to confirm that we have found the primary cause of the condition and we are also addressing any secondary contributors. 

Why More Treatment & Behavioural Change + Exercise?

We treat the PCF to an optimal state to achieve your good result. We also investigate why this primary structure is under load and dysfunctional. Following this we develop strategies to minimize load on the structure, strengthen and improve your posture and function. 

Why Improve Performance & Sustain Full-Function Pain-Free

We empower you to manage your condition long-term without reliance on regular treatment. We work alongside complementary health providers, ensuring good posture and movement skills are transferred to other facets of life including work, training and sport. 

This enables long-term health and prevents recurrence of the problem.