What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is commonly used as a means of improving movement and easing pain. All ages and backgrounds can benefit and it is also used to help with rehabilitation.

The main aim with Physiotherapy is to assess, diagnose and alleviate or manage your pain and to restore and/or optimise function and prevent recurrence if possible.

There are multiple treatment techniques that can come under the term of Physiotherapy, using scientific research evidence.

These include:

Massage and Acupuncture – To ease tension in the muscles and promote healing.

Mobilisation and Manipulation – To optimise the movement and positioning of joints.

Movement Correction – To assess and correct your biomechanics, which are commonly the underlying cause of your pain.

Stretches and Exercises – To complement the hands-on treatment effect and try and help with the underlying cause of pain or dysfunction.

Electrotherapy – To help with the process of healing.

Diet and Lifestyle Advice – To promote healing, health and well-being, and plan the correct time for a return to work or sport.

Recommend Investigations – e.g. X-rays, scans and blood tests, when appropriate.

Screening for Serious Pathology – To advise on the signs and symptoms of possible severe medical conditions.

Ergonomics – Workstation set-up, footwear, braces and supports, taping and strapping technique.

Physiotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions… If you are experiencing pain or tightness, swelling or dysfunction in any of your muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments or nerves. If you have had an injury at work or when playing sport. If you have had ongoing episodes of low back, neck pain or repetitive strain type injuries or you are worried about your posture or biomechanics. Or, if you are experiencing any other form of musculoskeletal pain or injury.

Chartered Physiotherapist Lisa Wood, at Teesside Physio, is specially trained to help you with all your physiotherapy needs.

She completes many hours of continued professional development every year to ensure that she is trained and competent to assess your personal needs.

Contact Lisa on 07925 362491 to make an appointment and those aches and pains could end up being a thing of the past.