Physiotherapy Explained
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        Physiotherapy Explained

        Who is in a Physiotherapy team?

        Most physiotherapy departments in the NHS and privately consists of Physiotherapists, Sport Therapists and Sport Rehabilitators. All members of our physiotherapy department are qualified to a minimum degree level with extensive experience in health care and professional sport. All our clinicians are hand picked for their in depth knowledge in their field along with their ability to create detailed bespoke treatment protocols for every patient. All our clinicians work together and have regular clinical meetings to insure the highest standards are met and there is consistency with the treatment methodology no matter who you see.

        What does Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy involve?

        Musculoskeletal physiotherapists work with patients to assess, diagnose and help to restore and maintain health for people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability. This is done through a holistic approach to treatment which looks at the patient’s lifestyle and goals, and engages the patient in their own treatment.

        Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are equipped to help with a wide variety of problems including sports injuries (damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage), back and neck pain, orthopaedic conditions (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) post surgical rehabilitation (ligament repair, knee and hip replacements), shoulder problems (frozen shoulder, instability), and postural issues, plus a range of other problems

        Physiotherapist will spend time taking a detailed history of your present complaint along with a full medical history. This information is essential for the practitioner to form an initial impression of what the issue and cause could be. They will then ask you to do specific movements and carry out specific clinical tests to confirm their diagnosis.

        What Techniques will be used?

        Physiotherapy tends to focus on using exercise prescription to reduce pain and increase function. Physiotherapy in the NHS usually involves informing the patient and giving exercises that will help them to manage their issue. However, you may find in private practice that more manual therapy techniques are used. These can include but are not limited to:

        Soft tissue massage
        Joint mobilisations
        Medical acupuncture
        Soft tissue mobilisations
        Spinal manipulation