What is physiotherapy?

What is physiotherapy?

The key to restoring your health and fitness so you can return to the activities you know and love.

Being held back by aches, pains and injuries is frustrating. Our physiotherapist works alongside you to free you of those restrictions, leaving you refreshed, strengthened and ready to spend time on the things that make you happy and fulfilled.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can improve recovery times and quality of life. It can also reduce the risk of future injury and illness. This holistic treatment helps people restore, improve and maintain their health through recommended exercise plans, education and hands-on therapy. It is used to treat an injury, illness or disability, before and after surgery, and to help patients manage pain and prevent disease. Physiotherapy can also be used in preparation for a milestone, such as a sporting event or childbirth.

What does physiotherapy involve?

The physiotherapist will complete an assessment with you to find out what problems or challenges you are experiencing and what your aims are for the treatment. They will then work with you to put together a treatment plan. This could include exercises to do at home, hands-on manipulation of the affected area, and education to help you achieve your optimal health and fitness levels.

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Philip Roe saw our physiotherapist before and after his knee replacement:

“I’m an electrician and I was struggling to do my work, going up and down steps and getting around.

Daniel set me up with a plan to build the strength in my legs up before the operation and he saw me afterwards to help me recover. Speaking to other people who had a similar operation and hadn’t been prepared for it, some never regained the use of their knees and legs and other people struggled for a long, long time.

I’m in a good place now. I’m back doing cycling, light running, jive dancing, and working. Nothing stops me.”

Do I need physiotherapy or osteopathy?

It depends. Physiotherapy involves self-motivation to complete a recommended exercise programme to strengthen muscles and repair damage. It teaches you how you can help yourself now and in the future.

Osteopathy uses hands-on treatment to optimise the structure and function of the body, relieving pain and preventing future injuries.

With our clinic, you get the best of both worlds. Our physiotherapist is also a fully trained osteopath, so he can give you a holistic assessment and treat you in the most effective way for your needs.

Physiotherapy for a sports injury

Muscle sprains and strains, tendon injuries, and tennis elbow are just a few of the sports injuries physiotherapy can treat. Most active people want to keep time away from their favourite sports to a minimum. An assessment will identify which exercises will speed up the recovery process and make you as strong as possible, ready to return to the field, court, gym or swimming pool.

Physiotherapy and surgery

Having physiotherapy before planned surgery can mean a shorter recovery time afterwards. Our physiotherapist can provide you with exercises and treatment to get you as fit as possible ahead of your surgery, speeding up the healing time afterwards. A comprehensive pre and post-surgery treatment plan will make sure your health and fitness are impacted for the shortest time possible, and you will be back doing what you love faster.

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