Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy aims to maximize human function and movement potentials, by using clinical reasoning to select and apply the best treatment. It utilizes physical approaches to maximise patient mobility, quality of life and promote well being appropriate to the individual patient’s health status. It is an evidence-based approach that relies on sound clinical judgment. Physiotherapists can work either within the NHS, or in private practice. Physiotherapy uses the following approaches:

  • Soft Tissue Work (including massage)
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Electrotherapy
  • Mobilisation
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Peripheral Joint Manipulation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical Acupuncture

and also includes the following:

  • Injury prevention
  • Acute & chronic care
  • Maintenance of functional mobility
  • Maintenance of the best achievable health in people with chronic illness;
  • Patient education & rehabilitation
  • Respiratory care
  • Occupational health
  • Orthopaedic care
  • Sports & exercise medicine

For further information on Physiotherapy visit the following websites:

The Health Professions Council – Physiotherapy
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Physio First – The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice