Physiotherapy is the use of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice to help people affected by injury, illness or disability (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 2013). The aim is not only to reduce pain and facilitate recovery but also to restore function and prevent injury and disease. Physiotherapists assess the whole of the person for contributing factors to pain and reduced function rather than focusing on one specific area. It is also an evidence based profession (click here for more information).
North Yorkshire Physiotherapy can help in a range of conditions:
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain and injuries
- Rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
- Sports injuries
- Dizziness/vestibular conditions
- Rehabilitation following joint repacements, orthopaedic surgery and fractures
- Rehabilitation following falls or general surgery
- Neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and head injuries
For more on the benefits of physiotherapy, have a look at Kate’s blog article.