What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They treat people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. Physiotherapists encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to continue to live full lives and remain mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession. It 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 helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

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, such as:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).

At Keith James Physiotherapy, our highly skilled and experienced Physiotherapists can help you with a whole range of issues, from painful necks to troublesome ankles. They will establish the nature of your problem and devise a programme of treatment to help you to feel better. They will refer you to one of the other members of our team where necessary – such as our Podiatrist, Hand Therapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturist or Personal Trainer.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists, please call (0117) 330 6820 or book online.