Physiotherapy is a science degree based health care profession. It takes account of the whole person, including their lifestyle. A key element is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their own treatment. 

Physiotherapists use a variety of different techniques to treat people affected by injury, disability or illness. Techniques such as exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, soft tissue massage and education can help to restore normal movement and function.

Physiotherapy can be used to help manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body’s systems. We deal mainly with conditions related to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. A few examples of these are painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after a fall or surgery. Other conditions such as neurological problems can also benefit from physiotherapy but may require a neurological specialist physiotherapist, we can advise on this if you are unsure.

At your initial appointment, a full history of your injury and general health will be taken. This is to establish details about the cause and nature of your problem and can be crucial in reaching the correct diagnosis and subsequently the appropriate treatment. Your physiotherapist will then conduct a physical assessment to identify the source of the problem. Following the physical assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss and explain their findings to you. The most appropriate treatment will be explained to you and a personalised treatment plan will be created.

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