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What is Physiotherapy?

  • Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
  • 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.
  • Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
  • At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
  • You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma , and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

Text from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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