Physiotherapy: What to expect?
Your physiotherapist is the expert in human anatomy and movement. They can identify the nature of your condition and its contributing factors. Your physiotherapy consultation will include a full history record and clinical examination of your present condition.
For the examination, you will be required to remove items of clothing to expose the area or areas to be examined so you may want to bring some shorts or a vest top if you would feel more comfortable. After the examination, you will be given an explanation of your condition and the treatment options available to help improve your condition.
Management of your condition is likely to consist of a home exercise programme, manual therapy as well as advice on self-management of your condition to optimise healing and return to function.
Physiotherapy: What can it offer you?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
Your physiotherapist is there to help restore movement and function when you have been 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 facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work whilst helping them to retain their independence for as long as possible.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body.
A Chartered Physiotherapist
A chartered physiotherapist is a qualified member of their professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
What is The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy? The CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 59,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers. Through this membership, they have committed themselves to provide high-quality services and to protect the quality of physical treatments.
Chartered physiotherapists have:
Registered and fulfilled the high standards of professional practice described by the Health and Care Professions Council
What can physiotherapy be used to treat?
Back and Neck Pains
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Muscle, Tendon and Ligament Strains
Rehabilitation Following Fractures
Repetitive Strain Disorders/ Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
Registered with the HCPC
All physiotherapists in the UK have to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This is a condition of using the title ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘physical therapist’, claiming to be an active member of the profession, and practising physiotherapy anywhere in the UK, whether in the NHS, independent or working in other sectors.
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Your physiotherapist is the expert in human anatomy and movement. They can identify the nature of your condition and its contributing factors. Your physiotherapy consultation will include a full history record and clinical examination of your present condition