Signs you may need a physiotherapist

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a treatment for helping movement and physical functions to work properly again following injury or illness, or for those with disabilities. There can be different types of approaches involved, depending on the individual care needs.

Treatment will be carried out by our physiotherapists, based at clinics in local areas around the country. They will work on your whole physical health, taking a holistic approach to ensure your overall movement is restored, rather than just looking at your specific aspects of injury or illness.

Benefits of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can restore or improve your overall health and wellness, and even prevent injury or disease from occurring or worsening in some cases. It can also form part of ongoing treatment for chronic conditions.

Symptoms which may require physiotherapy

Here are some examples of ailments which your GP may refer you to physiotherapy for:

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain (potentially sports injuries) – anything around bones, joints or soft tissue
  • Movement issues stemming from issues with the brain or nervous system (possibly from a stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease)
  • Heart attack rehabilitation
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis – lungs or breathing issues

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Musculoskeletal services are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 631336. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.

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