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What is Physiotherapy? And How Does It Work?

Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury and disease by correcting the body’s own natural mechanisms.

A Physiotherapist uses a wide range of skills including manipulation, mobilisation, massage and exercise often aided by the use of ultra sound, heat treatment and interferential therapy. All techniques available are designed to help in the relief of pain and to promote healing. It should also be noted that preventative medicine is very important and a Physiotherapist will spend time teaching the patient how to avoid a recurrence of his/her problem.

The Physiotherapist will examine the nature and site of the problem and collate the relevant facts before making a diagnosis. After full consolation with you, and where appropriate with your Doctor, the physiotherapist will decide on the best form of treatment to be employed.

Who Can Have Treatment?

Anyone can receive treatment from a physiotherapist in private practice.

In the first instance you may consult a Physiotherapist without a Doctors referral unless your medical insurance requires you to visit your GP first, but contact will always be maintained with your GP and/or Specialist.

Physiotherapy can play a vital part in pain relief, healing and rehabilitation in most medical and surgical conditions. See the Conditions Treated page for just a few of the many conditions and injuries where physiotherapy has shown to be beneficial.