PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Physio Process

Since the treatment is aimed at looking at the individual as a whole, the therapist does not just focus on the specific problem area of the body but takes things such as lifestyle and the general wellbeing of the person into consideration. Education, awareness, empowerment and active participation of the patient are crucial elements of the physiotherapy process.

Self Help

Some forms of treatment focus on movement and exercise, which can, for instance, help to improve mobility, strength and stiffness following an injury or surgery. This may take place daily or build up gradually over time. Research has suggested that this can help to improve a patient's confidence levels in using the affected part of the body again.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are also employed by Chartered Physiotherapists to mobilise joints and soft tissues and to relieve pain and stiffness. This technique can also help to improve blood flow to the affected area, which is thought to promote healing.

What Physiotherapist Do

Chartered Physiotherapists treat problems linked to different areas of the body, such as the bones, joints and tissues of the musculoskeletal system, the brain and nervous system, the cardiovascular system or the respiratory system.

Knee pain and back pain are the most common injuries that we treat. They help people who have specific health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, cystic fibrosis or heart disease. They also treat sufferers of sports injuries or trauma to a particular area from an accident or degenerative condition such as arthritis.

The varied nature of the work involved in physiotherapy means that practitioners find themselves working in intensive care, mental health, paediatrics, orthopaedics, post-operative surgery recovery, neurology, sports, workplace health and care of the elderly.

Some physiotherapists work in areas such as education, research and health promotion.A Chartered Physiotherapist carries out the treatment, and the therapist is a trained practitioner who often works across various areas within health care in conjunction with other medical professionals.

Whatever treatment is given, it normally involves co-ordination with other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary approach. Other techniques such acupuncture, ultrasound and the use of TENS machines can be helpful in physiotherapy treatments. We are approved Specialists listed with all major Healthcare companies.

Treatment Plans

Since this form of therapy can be used to treat a wide range of afflictions, it means that there is no one single approach to treatment plans. Usually, this is tailored to the individual on the basis of their specific health condition or needs, as well as factors such as general health, age and mobility.


Considerations

A sportsperson suffering from an ankle injury may, for instance, be offered a different physiotherapy treatment plan to an elderly patient who is suffering from an arthritic or heart condition or an expectant mother in preparation for childbirth.


Other Techniques

Whatever treatment is given, it normally involves co-ordination with other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary approach. Other techniques such acupuncture, ultrasound and the use of TENS machines can be helpful in physiotherapy treatments.


Holistic Treatment

Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment approach to help people who may have been affected by injury, disability or illness. There are several ways that physiotherapy can be used to help a person, depending on the nature of the problem and the part of the body affected. The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore mobility, reduce or manage pain and facilitate recovery following an injury or operation or a specific illness. Anyone can benefit from physiotherapy, no matter what age they are.

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