Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, disease or disability through physical methods including: manual exercise and education, joint and spinal mobilisation, soft tissue mobilisation, massage, heat treatment, dry needling, electrotherapy and clinical taping. These methods aim to reduce pain, improve mobility and assist the body’s healing process to enable a return to normal function. A holistic approach, or whole body approach, is used that involves the patients directly in their own care.
Physiotherapy can help people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions including problems that affect bones, joints and soft tissue.
Examples of different conditions treated:
- Spinal problems include slipped discs, sciatica, back pain, Sacroiliac joint problems, neck pain and stiffness, whiplash, headaches, nerve root irritation, causing altered sensation and pins and needles and pregnancy related pain or pelvic pain.
- Joint problems including: fractures, dislocations and subluxations pain, stiffness, swelling, clicking, giving way, clicking of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist hands and feet and of the joints.
- Muscle and soft tissue injuries muscle and tendon strains, ligament tears and Achilles tendon or tendinopathy sprains including tennis/ golfers elbow, sprained ankle, cartilage tears, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingements.
- Repetitive strain injuries – upper and lower limb pain and postural related conditions
- Post operative rehabilitation- total hip and knee replacement, spinal surgery, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) shoulder surgery and ACL reconstruction.
Physiotherapy is also used to treat diseases of the nervous system and brain that cause movement problems and the respiratory system that can cause breathing difficulties.
Physiotherapists are regulated healthcare practitioners that are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health Care Professional Council. Physiotherapists work closely with other health professionals including GPs, Surgeons and other therapists.
Initial Assessment & Treatment (1-hour) - £68
Follow-up Treatments (30-minutes) - £45