Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
 
Chartered Physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body.
 
In particular they treat neuromusculor (brain and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).
People are often referred for physiotherapy by doctors or other health and social care professionals. Increasingly, as a result of changes in health care, people are referring themselves directly to physiotherapists without previously seeing any other health care professional.
 
Physiotherapists work autonomously, most often as a member of a team with other health or social care professionals. They may be employed or self-employed and can work alone. Physiotherapy practice is characterised by reflective behaviour and systematic clinical reasoning, both contributing to and underpinning a problem-solving approach to patient-centred care.
 

Physiotherapy can assist in the treatment of the following conditions/injuries:

Musculoskeletal:

Acute or chronic pain (e.g. arthritis) of:
Shoulder
Arm/elbow
Wrist/hand/fingers
Hip/thigh
Knees
Shin/leg
Ankle
Foot/toes

Back/neck conditions (acute or chronic):

Neck pain
Whiplash
Back pain
Sciatica
Sacro-iliac joint pain
Disc pathology
Education to manage and prevent future incidence
Pilates and Swiss Ball training for core stability

Childrens'/Paediatrics/Adolescent Physiotherapy:

Newborn conditions including torticollis (neck tightness), talipes ("club-feet")
Gait disorders including toe-walkers/ foot pain
Chest conditions
Neurological conditions
Sports injuries
Growing pains

Sports injuries (new or chronic):

Sprains
Strains/tears
Dislocations
Overuse injuries including shin splints, foot pain
Recurrent pain with exercise
Post-surgery

Elderly rehabilitation:

Poor mobility
History or risk of falls
Stroke rehabilitation
Post-operative/trauma rehabilitation
Chest conditions
Assessment for walking aids
General weakness

Pre/post surgery:

Knee/hip replacements
Spinal surgery
Joint reconstructions
Shoulder/arm/hand surgery
Post-trauma rehabilitation
Gymnasium-based rehabilitation:
Popular and beneficial setting for rehabilitation following injury. A personalised program will be provided for you to follow, with one-to-one sessions available to learn correct techniques
Hydrotherapy
A popular and proven way for all age groups to rehabilitate following surgery, spinal pain and post-injury rehabilitation

Pre-season screenings:

Beneficial for athletes from all sports and levels. A full assessment of the athlete will take place to identify areas at risk of injury. A personalised exercise program including diagrams will then be provided for the athlete to perform throughout the year to minimise risk of injury

Chest physiotherapy:

Chest infection/pneumonia
Emphysema
Cystic fibrosis
Other chest conditions

Neurological conditions:

Cerebral palsy
Spina Bifida
Parkinsons' Disease
Rehabilitation following trauma/surgery
Other neurological conditions
 

Acupuncture for a wide range of conditions.

Please contact us for more information
 

Workplace assessment/education:

Seminars focusing on the cause of back/neck pain in the workplace
Strategies to prevent pain including correct setup of workstations/desks
Exercise programs for the workplace
 
 
PLEASE CONTACT THE PLATINUM TEAM TO DISCUSS IF PHYSIOTHERAPY IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CONDITION or INJURY
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