Chartered Physiotherapists treat problems linked to different areas of the body, such as the bones, joints and tissues of the musculoskeletal, the brain and nervous, the cardiovascular or the respiratory systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education, awareness, empowerment and active participation of the patient are crucial elements of the physiotherapy process.
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