Physiotherapy is a degree level, science-based healthcare profession. Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different body-systems such as:
Treatment helps recovery after injury, illness or disability through specific, individualised movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. This achieves and maintains health for people of all ages, helping to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapy takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing including 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.
Physiotherapy can be an NHS first-line approach particularly for musculoskeletal disorders. Many healthcare insurance companies reimburse for physio treatment.
Practitioner: Rebecca Gray