is a healthcare profession with a foundation in science. The range
of work is varied and involves working with people to promote their
own health and well-being. Physiotherapists help to restore movement
and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected
by injury, illness or disability and also aim to relieve pain.
involves soft tissue massage and release, joint mobilisation, rehabilitation/
exercise/ pilates programmes, postural correction, kinesiotaping techniques,
functional movement analysis, laser therapy and dry needling.
In addition we provide personalised exercise programmes, ergonomic
advice and further injury prevention strategies.
Rehabilitation involves postural analysis combined with extensive
knowledge of sport-specific biomechanics. Treatment includes soft
tissue and spinal techniques, laser, taping and individualised exercise
is becoming an accepted treatment in hospitals and pain clinics for
a wide range of health problems and the National Institute for Care
and Health Excellence (NICE) recommends considering acupuncture
as a treatment option for persistant lower back pain, chronic tension-type
headaches and migraines. Other common uses include the treatment of
arthritic joint pain and postoperative pain.
more information on acupuncture and the procedure
visit the NHS website.