What Is Physiotherapy?
According to The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists; Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
What physiotherapists do?
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy can help with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
- Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's)
- Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
- Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
- Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).