What is Physiotherapy?

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) sums it up best: “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.” (www.csp.org.uk/your-health/what-physiotherapy)

The terms 'physiotherapist' and 'physical therapist' are protected titles, reserved only for those registered by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). To be registered, one must meet a stringent set of standards. Anyone using this term to describe themselves who is not registered by the HCPC is liable for prosecution and a fine of up to £5000.

We are autonomous professionals, who are dedicated to patient-centred care, and treat a wide range of physical conditions, besides the usual injuries and aches and pains, including stroke, brain injuries, breathing difficulties, and a whole host of other conditions. We can be found in hospitals (including intensive care), primary care (e.g. GP surgeries or in the community), nursing homes, occupational health, gyms and sports centres, and most healthcare settings.

This is only a brief snapshot of what we do.
If you want more info, have a look at the CSP website: www.csp.org.uk
Or visit the HCPC website: www.hpc-uk.org
Alternatively contact me: mike@movingonphysio.co.uk