woman receiving physiotherapy on her leg

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is science based profession which helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.

Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.

Some of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:

  • education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries
  • movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body
  • manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body

Physiotherapy is effective treatment for

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Aching knees
  • Arch collapse
  • Bunion pain
  • Calf tears
  • Carpal tunnel pain
  • ‘Catching’ pain
  • Chest pain
  • Disc problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Groin strain
  • Hamstring tears
  • Headache
  • Heel pain
  • Post-op rehabilitation
  • Lumbago
  • Ligament pain
  • Locking knee
  • Neck & shoulder pain / stiff neck
  • Orthotics / bio-mechanical assessments
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • RSI – repetitive strain injury
  • Sciatic pain
  • Shin splints
  • Sprained ankles
  • Tennis/Golfers elbow
  • Thoracic pain
  • Wear and tear
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural dysfunctions
  • Fractures and post-operative conditions