What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy has been around for hundreds of years and officially recognised in 1887 in Sweden with other countries quickly following suit.
Physiotherapy (also known as Physical Therapy) is a health care profession concerned with human movement and function in order to maximise physical potential.
We are here to help you to restore physical, psychological and social well-being, whether it be “prehab” prior to an operation to get you back on your feet quickly or “rehab” after injury to help speed up your recovery or even helping people manage Chronic pain. It is science-based and is therefore based of research so that we can deliver up to date info and techniques to help your recovery.
Types of Physio Treatment
Physiotherapy treatment comes in many forms but what we do at Reform boils down to 2 main areas, Manual therapy and Exercise Prescription.
Manual/hands on therapy is used as a way of helping to reduce muscle and soft tissue stiffness, improve blood flow and desensitise the nervous system. We use manual therapy as part of most of our treatments at Reform where necessary as it can have a great effect on reducing pain and stiffness prior to performing exercises to help the underlying cause of pain.
Exercise Prescription is an integral part of what we do as physios and is often one of the main areas we can influence. Whether you have stiffness in a muscle that is causing pressure on a joint or a weakness that is leading to abnormal mechanics, we can help!
What Physio can help with
This is an example of the things Reform Physio can help you with:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Other joint pains
- Ligament sprains
- Tendon and Muscle strains
- Pre and Post-operative care (Prehab!)
- Chronic pain
- Sporting injuries of all kinds
Here at Reform we have many years of experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints so call us for a chat about how we can help you or Book Online for an initial assessment.
For more information on what Physiotherapy is you can visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy page for more info.