What is Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2013) defines physiotherapy as an aid to restoring movement and function when you are affected by injury (such as road traffic accidents and sporting injuries), illness or disability.

Physiotherapy can help solve and avoid many of the painful problems that you may encounter throughout your life. Whether you are young or old, active or taking it easy, there’s a good chance you could benefit from physiotherapy at some point.

How can Walker and Hall Physiotherapy help you?

As physiotherapists we use a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. We help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness. We also have an important role in rehabilitation e.g., helping you regain your mobility following a road traffic accident. However we don’t just offer treatment – our advice can help prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.

Virtually any condition that affects your muscles, joints and nerves can be helped by physiotherapy. Common problems include:

  • Back and neck pain, including whiplash
  • Painful conditions such as arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Upper limb work-related problems, also known as repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and stress incontinence
  • Problems affecting children including cerebral palsy
  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • Stroke and other neurological problems.

What we do?

Before any treatment is undertaken we will assess your condition, diagnose the problem and help you understand what’s wrong. We will then develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities and general health. This will include advice on how you can help yourself e.g., you may be shown exercises that you can do between treatment sessions. If appropriate we can also advise carers how they can help.

Throughout the treatment we will evaluate your progress at regular intervals, modifying the treatment and goals as necessary. Wherever possible we will work with you to enable you to manage your condition independently for the long term.