Treatments

Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy can be used to manage many conditions including those that affect the bones, joints and soft-tissues (musculoskeletal) and the heart and circulation (cardiovascular). The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore the body’s normal function and movement in cases of illness, surgery, injury and disability.

Treatment used in physiotherapy include:
  • Manual therapy techniques – this involves the physio using their hands to relieve muscle stiffness and pain in affected areas of the body. Manual therapy can be effective in the treatment of many types of musculoskeletal conditions such as long-term back pain.
  • Ultrasound – high-frequency sound waves are used to treat deep tissue injuries. Ultrasound can help to reduce pain and muscle spasms and speed up the healing process.
  • Acupuncture – this involves fine needles being inserted into specific areas of the body to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Common complaints treated by chartered physiotherapists
  • Spinal problems – including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains.
  • Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain/swelling/stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, gait problems.
  • Injuries – to muscles, ligament, cartilage and tendon problems. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Nerve injuries.
  • After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery.
  • Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed.
  • Gynaecological conditions – including stress incontinence and post surgery rehabilitation.
  • Chest conditions – both medical and surgical, including asthma and sinusitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
  • Neurological conditions – including stroke, multiple scleroses Parkinsons, cerebal palsy, head injuries and learning disabilities
  • Paediatrics

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