Physiotherapists use a number of different techniques including mobilisation, massage, exercise programmes and electrotherapy (eg. ultrasound and interferential treatment).
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. Physiotherapy uses manual techniques, exercises as well as equipment to speed up recovery and reduce the symptoms. Rehabilitation back to ‘normal life’ is at the foreground. Physiotherapists treat both the problem and help to minimise the impact of their problem whilst attempting to prevent the problem happening again.
Common complaints treated include:
- Musculoskeletal problems – joint, muscle and ligament pain
- Spinal problems
- Joint problems
- Sports injuries
- Gardening injuries
- Fractures – treatment to regain full function once the bones have healed
- Post surgery rehabilitation e.g. hip and knee replacements etc
- Advice and treatment for backpain during pregnancy
- Paediatrics – for childhood conditions
A wide variety of conditions can be helped by Physiotherapy such as sports/gardening injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological or developmental problems and maintenance treatment as well as symptomatic treatment to relieve pain and discomfort in chronic conditions such as arthritis. Different techniques are used and at times the use of electrotherapy (ultrasound/ interferential) can supplement treatment.
Patients can be treated at the clinic as well as being visited at home if necessary.
Francis Cutts has over 30 years of professional experience and worked for many years in the NHS. At the Gloucester Chiropractic Clinic she uses traditional HANDS-ON Physiotherapy.
Francis is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a State Registered physiotherapist and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as a member of PhysioFirst, which is the Organisation for Physiotherapists in Private Practice. Yearly courses and seminars keep her up to date with all the latest techniques and evidence based principles.