What is Physiotherapy?

November 16, 2014

Physiotherapy is an ever changing profession that has become well estabilished with time. Its primary aim is to restore movement and function to the body, utilising a range of treatment techniques to achieve this.

 

Physiotherapists use a comprehensive assessment to examine and diagnose problems with muscles, joints and other soft tissues, formulating effective treatment plans for your individual problem. Despite its long history, modern physiotherapy clinical practice is heavily relient on the current evidence base.

 

Physiotherapy training in the UK consists of a three year University degree course including 1000 hours of clinical practice and upon completion a Bachelor of Science (BSc) is awarded. Graduates are awarded membership to The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and are entilted to display the letters MCSP after their name. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has, since 2005, meant that the title 'Physiotherapist' is protected by law and only physiotherapist who are trained to this level and registered with the HCPC are allowed to use this title when practicing.

 

Physiotherapists can use there skills in joint manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue massage, movement and muscle re-training, exercises and acupunture to help injury rehabilitation and improvement in pain. Advice and education is vital to this and can also play a role in preventing the recurrence of pain or injuries.

 

If you have a musculoskeletal problem or sports injury in Scunthorpe or the surrounding area then contact Steve Borrill Physiotherapy to see what Physiotherapy can do for you.

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