What is Physiotherapy?

Here at The Comfoot Zone, one of our most popular treatments is Physiotherapy. Many people may link Physiotherapy to recovering after an accident, and that is certainly one reason a person may need a session. But is it limited to helping those who have sustained a serious injury?

 

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists help to restore function to people affected by injury, illness or disability, using movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

It can also help to reduce risk of injury or illness in the future.

 

What do Physiotherapists do?

Based on science, physiotherapy takes a ‘whole-person’ approach to health, along with the idea that the patient is able to be involved in their own care.

A Physio mainly focuses on three methods of treatment:

  • General advice and educating the patient on how to manage their condition and prevent injuries.
  • Exercises to help strengthen specific areas of the body and to improve movement and general health.
  • Using their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness by manipulation techniques.

 

Who would benefit from a session?

Physiotherapy helps in a number of scenarios including:

  • Pain management (back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain etc)
  • Managing long-term conditions
  • Movement problems caused by a stroke, MS, or Parkinson’s
  • Rehab after a heart attack
  • Breathing/Lung conditions such as COPD and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Preparing for childbirth
  • Training for a sport

 

If you’d like to book a Physiotherapy session, email us on info@comfootzone.co.uk or phone us on 01903 532159 for an appointment.

If you’re unsure, feel free to contact us for advice!