“Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential;

  • it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
  • it is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
  • the exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.” (CSP, 2002)



The Assessment:

A typical physiotherapy assessment involves questioning the client to establish the onset, nature and probable cause of the dysfunction. This is followed by a physical examination that looks at posture, movement, joint range of motion, muscle function as well as the examination of any other structures or systems that may be involved.


Treatment can compose of:

  • correction of posture and faulty biomechanical habits
  • manual therapy (massage, mobilisation, manipulation, stretching, etc.)
  • electrotherapy (ultrasound, TENS, etc.)
  • exercise therapy (core stability, strengthening, stretching, balance, etc.)

Physiotherapy could help you with:

  • back and neck pain
  • sciatica
  • knee pain
  • shoulder pain
  • headaches
  • tennis elbow
  • ankle sprains
  • hip pain
  • sport injuries
  • RSI and work related disorders
  • other