Chartered Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which aims to restore wellbeing following injury, pain or disability. We help you to maximise mobility and functional ability throughout all life stages. Chartered Physiotherapy has a scientific basis and takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. We look at the body as a whole rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or illness.
At a physiotherapy session we:
- Assess, diagnose and treat conditions and illnesses that affect people of all ages
- Promote injury prevention in the workplace or on the sports field
- Promote healthier lifestyles for all
Chartered Physiotherapists use physical means such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation, massage and dry needling to help patients achieve their full potential. Hands on treatments are very useful to relieve pain, increase blood circulation to the region treated, help fluid drainage and improve movement in targeted parts of the body. At the core of physiotherapy, is also the patient’s involvement in their own care, through lifestyle changes, awareness and participation in their rehabilitation programme.
For an example, back pain affects 80% of the population, and can have numerous causes.
These include poor posture, inherited spinal deformity, overstretching, standing for too long, lifting heavy objects, or bending/twisting awkwardly. A physiotherapist will assess your individual situation, treat you as needed and give you tailored advice to help relieve pain and discomfort.
Some other examples of conditions treated by Chartered Physiotherapists include:
hip, knee and ankle joint pain
frozen shoulder and pain
post surgery rehabilitation
joint and muscle pain
joint sprains and ligament tears, muscle and tendon injuries
foot pain, including prescription of orthotics (medical shoe insoles)
stress, headaches, lifestyle advice
education and appropriate exercise to prevent or minimise the effects of osteoporosis
antenatal and postnatal care
January is the month to return to activities or start new ones. So if you are struggling with a niggle that is holding you back, call the clinic for an appointment to get you back on track for 2016. The clinic is open Monday to Friday. Evening appointments are available Mon to Thursday till 9pm. If there is anything in particular you would like me to cover next week, drop me an email or call me at the clinic, feedback is always welcome.