What do physiotherapists do?
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 can help with chronic issues such as back or neck pain, sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, stroke and vertigo, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) UK 2013
Chartered Physiotherapists are educated and trained to work within a multi-disciplinary team. It is a prerequisite of a Chartered Physiotherapist to work over a thousand hours in numerous hospitals, to gain knowledge in each clinical speciality (Neurology, Musculoskeletal outpatients, Respiratory and Care of the Elderly) of the hospital setting. This allows for regular communication between nurses, doctors, surgeons, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to give the patient the best holistic treatment to relieve pain and rehabilitate efficiently.
At Power Physiotherapy this communication is of utmost importance, to combine the knowledge of all medical professions to best serve the patient's needs.
Power Physiotherapy is dedicated to assessing the patient fully, to rule out any potentially sinister causes of pain. At power Physiotherapy a communication network is established with all local GPs and hospitals to incorporate all relevant past medical history to enable a thorough assessment for each patient. This allow for an extensive, in depth assessment and treatment of each individual, with the most successful and evidence based treatment called upon to best manage each patients pain.