Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Physiotherapy is a range of concepts, themes and practices which are related to each other but which cannot be reduced to a single entity. During the last twenty years, it has changed from a collection of treatments prescribed by medical practitioners into a method of clinical practice by which physiotherapists examine and assess patients referred for treatment and select appropriate intervention. The newly acquired diagnostic role and the traditional ameliorative and restorative roles demand a high level of theoretical and factual knowledge and practical ability. Physiotherapy requires understanding of diseases, processes and technical competence, both of which are formed on sound knowledge of Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science.
Hands-on Physiotherapy Techniques
We help people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
- Bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
- Brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
- Joint mobilisation (gentle gliding) techniques
- Joint manipulation
- Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM).
- Minimal Energy Techniques (METs)
- Muscle stretching
- Massage and soft tissue techniques