What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body. It is a distinct form of care which can be performed both in isolation and in conjunction with other types of medical management. Used in conjunction with certain medical or surgical techniques, physiotherapy can complement these techniques to help provide a speedy and complication-free return to normal activity.

Physiotherapy can be useful in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of injuries, and conditions. These include:

• Sports injuries
• Back pain including sciatica
• Postural problems from work or sport
• Shoulder and neck pains including frozen shoulder
• Occupational injuries
• Post-operative rehabilitation
• Muscle and ligament tears/strains
• Fractures and trauma
• Tennis elbow, golfers elbow
• Muscle, ligament, cartlidge, capsule and tendon problems
• Arthritis, injury, pain, selling, stiffness
• Back and neck pain – protruding/prolapsed discs
• Knee injuries including liagment & cartlidge damage
• Sciatica – pain down the back of the leg
• Repetitive strain injury

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