Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
What physiotherapists do
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Our physiotherapists are highly skilled therapists who use a variety of different clinical tests to identify the cause of injuries or pain in your body. Our physiotherapist will help you to recover from a range of sports and gym injuries such as pulled hamstrings and Achilles tendon pain, shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff strain to subacromial impingement and pulled back muscles, groin strain and ITB friction syndrome. Our physiotherapist can also help you to manage and recover from repetitive injuries such as plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, disc injuries and RSI. Our physiotherapists are highly skilled manual therapists so you’ll get top-quality hands-on treatment with manual techniques such as mobilisation to improve joint flexibility, manipulation to increase your spinal mobility, massage and stretch to improve the elasticity and range of movement of joints means that you will get better, quicker and stronger than ever.
Physiotherapy has the best evidence base for success among musculoskeletal therapies.
The unique combination of rehabilitation using weights, therabands, and your own body weight aimed at improving your function even before you exercise means you can achieve more. Physiotherapy has long been used to help people recover from desk injuries such neck and shoulder pain by analysing your standing and sitting posture and training you to sit well! Physiotherapy also includes bespoke recommendations for your training programme, kinesio taping and traditional taping to protect you from injury while you keep training, or simple functional exercises to help you get started on your fitness regime.