What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Maintaining health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease (CSP, 2018).
Why choose a Chartered Physiotherapist?
A chartered physiotherapist is a fully qualified member of their professional body – The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Chartered Physiotherapists are:
- Registered with and fulfils the high standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Adhere to the CSP’s Professional Values and Behaviours and works to the CSP Quality Assurance Standards
- In possession of full professional liability insurance
All services and treatments start with a thorough history taking of the condition / injury to build up a clinical picture of what may be the problem this is then backed up by a physical assessment to confirm diagnosis.
Treatment may start with pain relief advice, such as ice, compression and elevation if the condition / injury is still in its inflammatory stages.
Treatment may include manual therapy such as massage or mobilisation to help aid recovery, range of movement and pain relief.
There will be some form of exercise programme tailored especially to the patients needs; these programmes may include stretches, range of movement exercises and strengthening.
Patients will receive ongoing education and thorough assessment on the road to recovery with their own specialised treatment plan adapting and changing as the patient progresses.
All problem areas of the body assessed and treated including feet, lower limbs, knees, hips, back, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and neck due to either disease or injury.