What We Do

Patient being treated by a Health ProfessionalPhysiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being.

Physiotherapy is science-based and is committed to extending, applying evaluating and reviewing the evidence which underpins its practice and delivery. (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Curriculum Framework, 2002).

Physiotherapy aims to assist patients in restoring their normal balance, encouraging self-management and advising on ways to help facilitate the body's own healing processes.

Physiotherapists work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Health centres
  • Schools
  • Some workplaces
  • Private practices
  • In patients’ homes

Physiotherapists are able to treat many physical problems, ranging from:

  • Muscle strains
  • Joint problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Continence Issues
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma, Emphysema
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Amputees

Some physiotherapists are also trained in e.g.

  • Acupuncture
  • Alexander technique
  • Connective tissue manipulation
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Pilates
  • Injection Therapy

All physiotherapists working within the NHS must be registered with the Health Professions Council – www.hpc-uk.org

Last Reviewed: 04/05/2016