What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are experts in body movement. They understand how muscles and joints work and why injuries occur. Chartered physiotherapists are trained to a high clinical standard and have the skills to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries.
On an initial assessment the physiotherapist will let you know what the problem/injury is, how to treat it effectively, and how many sessions are likely to be required for a full recovery. Your problem may only require some expert advice and education or you may need to undergo a course of treatment designed to relieve pain and promote the body’s own natural healing. Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.
Treatment sessions usually last 30 minutes and may involve a combination of joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, ultrasound, taping, acupuncture, advice and exercises.
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Arthritis/joint problems
- Whiplash injuries
- Sciatica/nerve impingement
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tendon injuries (tennis/golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff etc.)
- Ligament sprains (ACL, Ankle sprains)
- Muscle injuries
- Posture related conditions
- Chronic pain management (CPRS)
- Following surgery or a fracture
- Headaches and migraines
- Pregnancy related conditions
- Mobility and balance problems
- Sports injuries/injury prevention
- Biomechanical problems
- Ergonomic related conditions
- Gait and running analysis
All our chartered physiotherapists at One2One Therapy have completed a three year BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy and are members of the CSP and are HCPC registered.
To find out if your Physiotherapist is Chartered visit the HCPC register at http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/