What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science based healthcare profession, which views movement as central to health and wellbeing. It is a “hands on ” manual therapy and one of the best proven approaches for the treatment of joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments.

Physiotherapists assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment programs that aim to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease of injury.

Core skills used by chartered physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrophysical modalities, eg; ultrasound, laser, interferential and TENS.

Physiotherapy is an autonomous profession (practitioners make their own clinical judgements and treatment choices) and utilises practice reflection (reviewing their own behaviour and success in their work and taking action as appropriate to solve problems they identify in themselves).