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physiotherapy

 

Physiotherapy focuses on restoring movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability through assessing, diagnosing, and providing remedial techniques to support your personal recovery.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses movement, manipulation, exercise, and manual therapy to help restore normal function to patients suffering from a wide range of injuries or pain.

Physiotherapy works by establishing which structure has been damaged and, ideally, how it was damaged. By understanding what caused the injury we can focus on treating it and prevent the injury from recurring.

Then, according to which structures have been damaged, the physiotherapist may use their hands to mobilise stiff joints and/or release tight muscles, provide a program of exercises to strengthen weak structures, and advise as to what activities to do or to avoid in order to accelerate recovery.

How can Physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy is helpful for people at all stages of life — from infant to old age — whose function and movement are impacted by disease, health conditions, injury, environmental factors, ageing, disorders, and more.

Physiotherapy can also help with:

– sports injuries
– muscle aches, pains, and strains
– muscle tension
– lower back, shoulder, and neck pain
– improving balance
gaining a degree of function and movement after stroke
– hip, ankle, and joint pain
– posture and body misalignment
– chronic pain
– discomfort and bodily stiffness

and much more!

The principal focus of physiotherapy is on restoring normal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. ‘Abnormal’ asymmetrical movement is often what leads to injury – Physiotherapy can prevent injury by identifying and correcting such movement asymmetries.

Whether you are rehabilitating from surgery, have developed pain through overuse, or have suffered an acute injury, physiotherapy can help to support our overall wellbeing by reducing aches, pains and tensions so that we can live a more fulfilled life.

 

 

 

Other benefits include:

– reduced inflammation
– improved strength
– corrected body alignment
– improved circulation
– improved tissue elasticity
– relaxed muscles

A typical session

A typical physiotherapy session will begin with a thorough assessment – going through your injuries, assessing your posture, and assessing your current range of movement to get a better understanding of what is causing your issues.

Once our therapists are able to diagnose the source of your pain or injury, techniques such as physiotherapy taping, acupuncture and dry needling, physiotherapy exercises, biomechanical analysis, electrotherapy, and more are used to treat your issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

What to wear?
As the treatment involves massage and stretching techniques you may need to remove some outer layers of clothing such as a shirt, jumper, or trousers. If you are suffering from low back pain or leg pain, you may wish to bring shorts or loose trousers to change into.
Women suffering from back and upper limb pain may wish to wear a vest top.
How is my medical data stored?
Your initial consultation involves the physiotherapist taking a medical history. Medical histories are kept on our secure practice software in accordance with the data protection code of practice set out by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Medical notes are not disclosed to any third party such as General Practitioners or health insurance providers without permission from the patient.
Do I need to see my GP first?
Physiotherapists are trained as primary healthcare practitioners and patients can seek treatment without a referral. If necessary, you will be advised to see your GP or you may be referred for further investigations such as x-ray or MRI. Please note most Health Insurance companies ask that you contact your GP before seeking treatment.

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25 Finsbury Circus
London EC2M 7EE
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