What is Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy and how is it different?

Whether you are young or old, very fit or just unfit, injury,pain and strains can spoil your enjoyment of life.

Chartered Physiotherapists concentrate on assessing you, identifying problems and resolving your symptoms quickly as well as treating the underlying cause.

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council HPC and Chartered 
Society of Physiotherapists CSP
 and the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice OCPPP known as Physio First.

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the careful assessment, treatment and management of your body to help the joints, muscles and nerves function to their full potential.

Chartered Physiotherapists use a wide range of specialist skills including manipulation, mobilisation, massage, acupuncture as well as exercise therapy to reduce pain and stiffness. Electrotherapy techniques, such as ultrasound and laser are sometimes used to speed up your body’s ability to repair damaged tissues.

Your Physiotherapist may suggest Acupuncture or Aquatherapy as being appropriate for your treatment.

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of healing which uses the insertion of very fine needles to stimulate the release of natural pain relieving chemicals stored in the brain – endorphins. These chemicals assist your body in its healing process as well as providing pain relief.

The focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific problems. Treatment is applied through the careful insertion of special needles into the body at specific points. This is a safe and virtually painless technique when administered by a trained practitioner

What is Aquatherapy?
Aquatherapy – also known as Aquatic Therapy – is the physiotherapy treatment of a wide range of conditions in a special heated pool environment. The warmth of the water relaxes your muscles and decreases pain and the buoyancy reduces stress on the joints, and natural resistance of the water helps to strengthen your weakened muscles.

What are the benefits of Physiotherapy to me?

  • Pain relief
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Joint mobilization
  • Easing stiffness
  • Correcting your posture
  • Restoring you to full physical function

Helping you to enjoy moving freely again
…. which has a big boost to your physiological and social well-being

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