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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.

Almost everyone experiences injury in some form or another, from a simple Sunday afternoon game of football in the park or jog along the river to more serious and regular competitive sports. Long term conditions or illness can also affect mobility and physical ability, something that can often be overlooked. Stroke, Parkinson disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, all have an impact on quality of life, and can benefit from ongoing physiotherapy.

There are also many subtler causal factors to injury that result from daily activity placing unnecessary strain or discomfort on the body, often with a long-term cumulative build up and sometimes more acute conditions such as sciatica or osteo-arthritis. Sitting or sleeping positions, the home office set up, adapting to life with a new baby, elderly bodies coping with increasingly more difficult physical tasks and the list goes on and on.

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.

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 influence 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 20 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 also focus in on your environment, looking in particular for the often “unseen and unsaid” 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 unstack 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.