WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
And how it can help you
Physiotherapy is a research-based healthcare profession that promotes recovery in illness, injury or disability. It aims to restore movement and functional ability to the person’s full potential.
One of the reasons physiotherapy care is so effective is because we aim to deliver patient-centred care- this means we treat the person rather than the condition or symptom. By identifying the barriers that are impeding healing in a specific patient, we are able to address these to reduce pain and to help lead the individual back towards feeling healthy.
Treatment involves typically a combination of manual physiotherapy techniques with specialised exercise based rehabilitation. Other techniques can include ultrasound, acupuncture, postural assessment and taping.
Our Physiotherapists are HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and CSP (chartered society of physiotherapy) registered.
What Conditions can Physiotherapy help?
Neck and Back Pain
Pre and Post Surgery
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Headaches and Migraines
What can I expect when I see a physiotherapist?
The first consultation with your Physiotherapist will be an individual assessment the clinic room. They may look at your posture, range of movement at a joint or muscle strength. There may be some element of undressing, and we encourage clients to wear comfortable clothing such as a vest top and/or shorts, depending on whether you are seeking treatment for an upper or lower body issue.
After the assessment, the physiotherapist can use a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to treat your condition. There will be plenty of time to ask questions throughout the examination.