What is physiotherapy in London? Physiotherapist in Belgravia and Moorgate
Physiotherapy in London treats injury, illness or disability using physical methods such as massage, manual therapy, exercise and heat treatment in order to restore movement and function. It looks and treats the body as a whole, so except from rehabilitation it also offers education and advice in order to reduce the risk of further injury or illness in the future. It should help you reduce the amount of medication taken for injuries through the reduction or elimination of pain and improvement of mobility. It can also reduce scarring from surgery and help with chronic illnesses.
You will benefit from physiotherapy if you suffer from conditions such as back or neck pain, sports injury, muscular pain, strains or sprains, you have recently had surgery or given birth, you had a stroke or suffer from other neurological conditions, or suffer from any kind of chronic pain.
What are physiotherapists in London do?
Our London physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified professionals with years of experience treating people of all ages and abilities. They will assess your injury or condition and provide advice, treat you with manual therapy and any other suitable techniques and also perform appropriate exercises with you that will help you improve your mobility and strengthen your muscles. Your treatment will be completely tailored to your condition and needs.
Types of physiotherapy we offer in London
The conditions that specialised physiotherapy in London can help you with are generally separated in four categories:
- Musculoskeletal: related to the bones, joints and muscles such as back pain, sports injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis.
- Neurological treatment: related to the brain and nervous system such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
- Respiratory: related to the lungs and breathing such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD etc.
- Post surgery rehabilitation: if you have recently undergone a procedure such as hip or knee replacement or surgery, a fracture, spinal surgery, mastectomy, or even if you have recently given birth.
Physiotherapist London treatment
There are many methods and techniques that a good physiotherapist in London can use for your treatment, depending on the condition that is being treated, any other medical conditions that you might have and of course also your personal preference.
Massage, manipulation, mobilisation and exercise are the most common methods used, but a thorough assessment will allow your physiotherapist to apply the most suitable one.