What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential:
- It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
- It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
- The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy curriculum framework (January 2002).
All of the Physiotherapists at Physiofocus hold a recognised Physiotherapy degree from either the UK, Canada, Australia or the Netherlands. All members of the team are experienced musculoskeletal practitioners. Up to date practice is ensured through continued professional development and close a close working relationship with other medical professionals.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists treat disorders of movement where muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones and joints are affected. These disorders may be caused by an acute injury, over-use, poor biomechanics, disease or surgery.
Following an in depth assessment of your injury our physiotherapist will prescribe different treatment or rehabilitation exercises depending on how your injury or complaint presents.
Our Physiotherapists put a lot of emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. We believe that ultimately the body should be able to heal, but it sometimes just needs a helping hand. Our primary objective is always to get you back to sports, work and everyday activities as soon as possible.
What does the evidence say?
Physiotherapy has been found to be clinically and cost effective in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). To discover more, see the below article from the UK.