Physiotherapy is a science-based profession which takes a holistic approach to helping restore movement and function when someone is affected by illness, injury or disability.
Who are Physiotherapists?
In order for an individual to call themselves a Physiotherapist (often referred to simply as Physio's) they must have completed a three year degree and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Most Physiotherapists are also affiliated with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Both organisations require their members to maintain and improve their skills and qualifications through stringent continuing professional development standards, meaning that people who use their services can rest assured that they are receiving safe and effective treatment.
How do we help?
Physiotherapists help people by means of exercise and movement, manual therapy, education and advice. They sometimes also use adjunctive interventions such as electrotherapy and acupuncture.
For more detailed information on what Physiotherapists do in their work either ask me or find out more via the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's website.
What conditions can be treated?
As a neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist I treat an extensive range of conditions in clinic. Some of the common complaints I deal with include:
Back and neck pain
Arthritis and joint pain
Pregnancy-related pain and recovery
Repetitive strain injuries
Falls and fractures
People present with many different types of conditions in clinic, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me to discuss whether Physiotherapy might be appropriate. See the contact page for more details.
Initial Consultations are £60 and last approximately 75 minutes. You will need to book this appointment if I have not seen you before or you have a new injury or concern.
Follow up appointments
A standard appointment is £45 lasting approximately 45 minutes; a longer session is £60 and lasts approximately one hour.