(also known as Physical Therapy) is a health care profession concerned with human movement and function in order to maximise physical potential.
Physios 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.
Physiotherapy is thought to date back to Hippocrates, born around 460 BC! Hippocrates was a Physician thought to be the first practitioner who advocated the use of joint manipulation, manual therapy and Hydrotherapy to help to reduce pain and improve function.
The earliest documented origins of physiotherapy as a professional group date back to Per Henrik Ling “Father of Swedish Gymnastics” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. In 1887, Physio’s were given official registration by Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare with other countries soon following suit.
In this day and age, because the body of knowledge is so large, Physio’s tend to specialise in particular areas, for example; Musculoskeletal (MSK), Neurological, Respiratory, Cardiopulmonary, Paediatrics, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Womens health etc etc etc!
Here at Reform we specialise in MSK physiotherapy and Sports Medicine, helping people with day to day aches and pains all the way up to elite athletes and post op care.
Here are just some of the things we can help 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