What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an established and dynamic profession that uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and function to the body. All registered practitioners in the UK have completed a three or four year degree course and are entitled to display the letters MCSP, SRP, and will be registered with the Health Professions Council.
What conditions can physiotherapists treat?
Most people are aware that physiotherapists are involved in the treatment of sporting injuries, back and neck pain. However, physiotherapists work across a wide diversity of client groups and locations in hospitals, health centres and schools helping with osteoporosis, asthma, intensive care and many more.
How can I find a qualified physiotherapist?
Here are three main routes to accessing the benefits of physiotherapy:
- Book a physiotherapist through My Physio Network.
- NHS physiotherapists will normally need a referral letter from your GP. So you will need to book and appointment with your GP first.
- Occupational schemes: some employers are now recognising the value of physiotherapy on site at the workplace. Contact your employer.