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.