Physiotherapy takes a “whole person approach” to the treatment and prevention of injury, disease and disability, helping to restore movement and function as well as address the underlying causes of injury to aid the prevention of injury re-occurrence.
Using a range of techniques (movement & exercise, manual therapy, education and advice), physiotherapy aims to alleviate pain, restore normal movement and function, helping the human body return to its natural balanced state. These benefits can go significantly beyond just physical, bringing many positives to psychological, emotional and social well-being as well.
As well as accepting referrals from other healthcare professionals such as doctors and specialist consultants, physiotherapists also often act as first contact practitioners. Physiotherapists work with all ages, young and old, encouraging development and facilitating recovery, and enabling people to continue performing their daily activities, whatever that may be, for as long as possible.
Physiotherapy is a science based profession, but heavily influenced by human interaction and motivation, meaning that successful treatment often goes beyond just the physical to include some of the more psychological elements that can mean success or failure. At the absolute core of successful outcomes, is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and ultimately ownership of their treatment.
With over 15 years of experience at PhysioT, we specialise in a broad range of injury and conditions, from young babies to the elderly, from acute injury to end stage illness. We further play a broad role in health education and self-care, advising and teaching patients and carers to help maximise independence and well–being. See our treatment pages for more details of what we specialise in.
At PhysioT we focus in also on your environment, looking in particular for the often “unsaid and unseen” factors that have the most profound long term impacts on our health and wellbeing. For example:
- Have you ever considered the seating and positioning of your home office and the unnecessary strain you place on your back, arms and other parts of your body?
- Have you ever thought about your body position as you stack and un-stack a dishwasher, load a washing machine, or the height at which you iron your clothes?
- Have you ever noticed the strain and changes in physical activity resulting from a new born baby, from the changes in muscle and ligament structure in your body, to the new activities; bending, picking, carrying, nappy changing that you are now doing?
- Have you ever wondered about your sleeping position or mattress quality, and how that may influence spasms, blood flow or undue pressure on weak joints?
- Have you actively thought about your vehicle driving position, and what influences you may be exerting on your body?
There are many, many subtle lifestyle factors that influence day to day health and fitness, and these can accelerate or decelerate recovery from injury. During your treatment, we look at all this and build them into your rehabilitation plan, to not only help you recover from injury, but to also help aid injury prevention in the future.
Your care is our number 1 priority. Give us a call or drop us an email. We look forward to looking after you.