What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people of all ages to maintain health, manage pain, and prevent disease through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

The professional helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a holistic personal approach to health and well-being, which includes incorporating the patient’s general lifestyle.

What do physiotherapists do?

Chartered physiotherapists combine their knowledge and skills to identify a patient’s functioning needs and improve abroad range ofphysical  problems associated with different systems of the body. For example they treat neuromuscular(brain and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), and cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs associated physiology).

Physiotherapists work most often as a member of a team with other health or social care professionals to provide patients with the most holistic and comprehensive care possible through a solution-based approach to patient-centred care.