Your Symptoms & FAQ

Common symptoms physiotherapists deal with


  • Sport injuries – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Neck pain – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Headaches – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Back pain – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Jaw, hip, knee and ankle, shoulder, elbow, hand problems – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Bladder problems – acute, post-surgical, or chronic
  • Sinus, chest problems
  • Stress / Tension
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Is your "Fun things to do list" a blank page because injury or pain is holding you back from enjoying the things you used to do?

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Do you feel fresh and revived in the morning, or stiff and fatigued?

Do you suffer from chronic pain, or a persistent injury?

Trish Lang at Trish Lang Physiotherapists is highly trained and skilled at assessing many different types of conditions.  Addressing signs and symptoms by improving strength, providing rehabilitation and treatment and managing biomechanical imbalances - so you can get back to doing the things you love to do.

Make an appointment with Trish Lang Physiotherapists for a personal assessment so we can work out the correct treatment programme for your needs.


Q: What is the difference between a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, and a biokineticist?

A: A physiotherapist will diagnose and treat any problems of the bones, nerves, muscles, and ligaments of the spine or any joint of the body.  A chiropractor will also do so, but will only work from the spine, whereas the physiotherapist will work from the spine and periphery.

A physiotherapist will treat you in the early, middle, and late stages of rehabilitation of your discomfort or pain syndrome, whereas a biokineticist will treat you only at the late stages.


Q: What are the benefits of active warm up versus stretches?

A: Both are good in order to maximize sports performance and injury prevention, but if there are time constraints, then pick active warm up.


Q: What is a pinched nerve and how do I know if I have it?

A: A pinched nerve is a common term for severe pain that spreads down the arm or leg, such as sciatica.  However, a nerve can be pinched at multiple levels; at the disc, spinal facet joint, or muscle entrapment. The physiotherapist will determine the specific problem area, and treat appropriately.


Q: Must I see a general practitioner (GP) or have x-rays before I see a physiotherapist?

A: No, to both questions. Physiotherapists are first-line practitioners which means that we are trained to see you first, diagnose you first, and decide if an x-ray is really necessary or not.


Q: Why does my jaw click sometimes?

A: The jaw is a delicately balanced see-saw joint used for chewing and mouth opening. A soft click can be normal, but a loud click can indicate a problem, especially if combined with headaches or neck pain.

A dentist, orthodontist or physiotherapist specializing in the jaw TMJ area [link], such as Trish Lang Physiotherapists will be able to assist with this problem.