Practitioner: Alison Smith
Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapists are trained at University to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that affect a person’s physical function, such as problems associated with the muscles, bones, nerves, cartilages, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissues.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Whether you have been managing a long-term medical condition such as arthritis or have suffered a sudden injury, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and increase mobility.
Physiotherapy treatments may include manual therapy, mobilisations and movement, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, acupuncture, advice and education and self-management approaches.
A GP or Consultant referral is not required for self-referral to Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapists in the United Kingdom are registered health care professionals and regulated by The Health Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.