Physiotherapy is a practical form of healthcare that treats the whole body. It often involves hands-on treatment that provides relief from physical conditions and pain relating to the body’s structural system. Physiotherapists are well known for their work within the NHS and for helping restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. They use an in-depth knowledge of the body and hands-on treatment to gently work the muscles, bones, and joints in your body alongside prescribing exercises and stretches to alleviate your symptoms. All this without the long waiting list and lack of continuity of care often associated with NHS physios. We will always put you at the centre of your recovery and make sure you understand exactly what is happening and agree on the road to recovery that best suits you and your needs.
What is the difference between osteopaths and physiotherapists?
We find that which therapy you choose is mostly down to personal preference. We obviously think both produce great results, and we find that they are both done in very similar ways. Physiotherapists tend to use a more exercised based treatment plan, whereas osteopaths use more gentle manipulation, but there will be a certain level of both with both treatments. For more info, have a look at our blog – Osteopathy vs Physiotherapy
Can I benefit from physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a safe and gentle form of manual therapy that is suitable for adults and children. At Bannerdale we see a wide range of people with a wide range of problems including:
- Ankle Sprain
- Whiplash Injuries
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee Pain
- Post Operative Rehabilitation
What can I expect when I attend?
- Initial assessment and diagnosis:
- Your Physiotherapist will discuss the symptoms you are experiencing and ask you questions about your general health, lifestyle and medical history
- Examine the affected area
- Outline your bespoke treatment program, including exercise and stretches to help make sure you continue to improve between appointments.