Physiotherapy helps people of all ages who have physical problems caused by accident, illness or ageing. It is recommended as a treatment following falls, injury at work or sport, gardening, lifting or decorating.
It aims to re establish the proper function of the body by restoring the full use of joints and muscles. Part of Physiotherapy treatment is to help you manage your own condition and to learn how to prevent further problems in the future through the education of posture, balance and co-ordination. It is a useful for most people, including children and particularly the elderly.
‘Doctor, I’ve got a pain in my knee.’
‘Don’t worry, it’s your age’
‘Well the other one is just as old and that doesn’t hurt’.
Treatments used are manual techniques, electrotherapy, specific exercises and advice.