What to expect at a Physiotherapy Session
- A warm welcome
- A safe and professional environment
- Experienced and well qualified physiotherapists
- A thorough assessment
- An explanation of what is and isn’t wrong
- A treatment plan devised with you
- Face to face, hands on physiotherapy where appropriate
- A bespoke home programme keeping you in control
Your Physiotherapist will assess what impact your problem is having on your daily life and what level of fitness and function you need for your usual activities or to achieve your goal. They will listen carefully to how this is affecting you and what you have already tried. They will watch you move and touch the areas around where your problem is help to establish what is happening.
They will explain what they have found and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will fit with your situation. They will explain what they can do to help and how you can start to manage your pain, contribute to your own recovery and prevent the problem recurring.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has further defined physiotherapy as “a healthcare profession with a science foundation.
The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.”
People are often referred for physiotherapy by doctors or other health and social care professionals.
Increasingly, as a result of changes in health care, people are referring themselves directly to physiotherapists without previously seeing any other health care professional.
Further information on anything ‘physiotherapy’ can be found at the CSP website (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) www.csp.org.uk. If you would like to check if any physiotherapist is legitimate and registered please visit www.hcpc-uk.org.
“It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery.The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.”