Looking after your body has a big impact on your overall health and happiness. Physiotherapy is a recognised medical profession that can help improve your health by restoring your bodies natural movement and function if you are effected by injury, illness, disability, or pain.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Physiotherapists 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 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 well being, 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 sudden pain such as if you hurt yourself playing your favourite sport or you lift something incorrectly. Physiotherapy can help to make your day to day working duties less painful, it can help with your general mobility and help you maintain your independence.
What does physiotherapy involve and is it safe?
Physiotherapists use a range of techniques and treatments depending on the presenting issue, typically the treatment involves a combination of exercise based therapies, stretching and manual techniques. Overall the main aim is for you, the patient, to take control over the rehabilitation and the treatment options will be agreed upon by yourself and the physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is safe. A comprehensive assessment will be carried out to ensure no treatments are performed which are contraindicated to the patient. Physiotherapists are recognised medical professionals who have completed a degree and are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).