Physiotherapy is a means of reducing pain, promoting healing and restoring movement and function through a variety of physical means.
Treatments used include manual therapy, movement, taping, electrotherapy and exercise
Treatment consists of a detailed assessment to ascertain the cause of the problem followed by a targeted treatment approach which may include a variety of techniques and will usually include advice and exercises to promote recovery.
A Chartered Physiotherapist is a qualified and state registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Chartered Physiotherapists must adhere to the CSPs code of professional values and behaviour
Physiotherapy is a protected profession and "physiotherapist or physio" is a protected title. By law, anyone claiming to be a physiotherapist or physical therapist in this country has to have the relevant qualification and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC is the UK regulator of health and social care professionals including physiotherapy.
You can check that a physio is registered at www.hcpc-uk.org
Physiotherapists treat in a variety of specialist areas including chest and breathing problems, neurology (strokes, head injuries and various other neurological conditions), paediatrics, occupational health, orthopaedics (joint replacements, broken bones, etc) & musculoskeletal (sprains, strains, muscle and joint pains, back pain, sports injuries)
Much like other medical professionals, as they become more senior, physiotherapists specialise in particular areas of medicine.
I am a musculoskeletal specialist physiotherapist and treat all manor of joint, bone & muscle problems, postural and biomechanics problems, workplace injuries, sports injuries and everyday life injuries. I can also help with mobility problems and post operative orthopaedic care once you have been discharged home.
Areas that I treat