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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of conditions and injuries to the body through the use of various forms of passive mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy and exercise.

Chartered Physiotherapists undergo four years of intensive training culminating in a degree in physiotherapy, following which they may choose to specialise in certain areas. Further to this our physiotherapists have undertaken post-graduate qualifications in manipulative or sports physiotherapy or biomechanics.

Manipulative therapy is used for loint injuries such as a sprained ankle or painful back. The hands of the physiotherapist are used to mobilise (gently move) or manipulate (stronger movement) stiff or painful joints.

Muscle imbalance re-education an assessment of muscle imbalance is untertaken followed by a program of exercises specific to the patient aimed at full recovery and prevention of further injuries.

All parts of the body,including knees, back, neck, wrists and elbows can be treated in this way