When your physiotherapist needs an X-ray

Physiotherapists are health professionals trained to recognise and treat various conditions that make movement difficult or painful and restrict your functioning. We use a wide range of skills to restore function to the affected part. They also assess your posture and look for any other issues. They work with you to devise and help in carrying out plans to prevent and correct harmful lifestyle patterns. This could include exercise plans, joint mobilisation and physical treatments like massage.

We are trained to diagnose your condition through careful physical examination. However, physiotherapy may not be not suitable for all conditions. In some situations, we may need X-rays to confirm a diagnosis or to refer you to another professional better qualified to deal with your situation.