What do Physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries involving the Neuromuscoloskeletal system.

NEURO – Nerves

MUSCULO – Muscles and Tendons

SKELETAL – Bones, Joints, Cartilage and ligaments

Damage to one of these structures may result in pain, ‘pins and needles’/numbness, swelling, bruising, stiffness or weakness. The Physiotherapist’s role is to establish which structure has been damaged and, ideally, how it was damaged. By understanding what caused the injury we can focus on treating it and prevent the injury from recurring.

In addition to spending time listening to each patient’s recount of their injury, we perform numerous diagnostic tests to determine both the nature and the probable cause of the injury. Then, according to which structures have been damaged, the physiotherapist may use their hands to mobilise stiff joints and/or release tight muscles, provide a program of exercises to strengthen weak structures, and advise as to what activities to do or to avoid in order to accelerate recovery.

The principal focus of treatment is then on restoring normal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. And, because it is ‘abnormal’ asymmetrical movement that often leads to injury, Physiotherapy London can prevent injury by identifying and correcting such movement asymmetries.

Neuromuscoloskeletal system

Conditions our Physiotherapists treat:

 

  • Chronic Pain
  • Muscle, Tendon, Ligament Pull/ Tear
  • Cartilage, Collagen, Joint Injury Pain
  • Arthritis, Bursitis, Fasciitis
  • Tendinitis/ Tendonitis
  • Neck, Shoulder Injury Pain
  • Back Pain (Upper, Mid/ Middle, Low/ Lower Back)
  • Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc
  • Disc Herniation/ Degeneration/ Compression
  • Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis
  • Sciatic/ Sciatica Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Nerve Impingement/ Entrapment
  • Pinched Nerves, Numbness
  • Rotator Cuff, Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Internal Tissue Damage By Acupuncture
  • Scar Tissue, Adhesion
  • Stress, Tension, Fatigue
  • Knotted/ Stiffed/ Tight Muscle
  • Muscle Knot/ Knots, Stiffness, Tightness
  • Cramp, Spasm, Strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Flatfoot/ Flat Foot Pain
  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Shin Splint/ Splints
  • Poor Oxygen Blood Flow Circulation
  • Lipo Fat Cellulite, Cellulitis Reduction