Physiotherapist at Twickenham therapy clinic
A physiotherapist works with patients with injuries to help them improve their
movement and reduce pain. Their treatment is completely holistic; they do
not prescribe any medication. The earliest mention of physiotherapy is from
1813 where Per Henrik Ling, the founder of gymnastics in Sweden, described
it as a good way to treat people after a sports injury.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy was created by four British nurses
in 1894, and since then using physiotherapy to help someone with an injury
or health condition has only increased in popularity. Today physiotherapy is recognised by most private health insurance companies.
It was used in the
First World War to treat soldiers' injuries and then gained a place on the
world stage for being a reputable treatment to injuries.
What can physiotherapy treat?
Our experienced physiotherapists treat people who have had a specific injury, such
as pain. They will help them regain as much mobility as possible.
They may also work with patients with certain health problems, including
mobility conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and other
brain conditions, lung issues including cystic fibrosis, and heart conditions.
Physiotherapists working with these patients will help them manage their
conditions and encourage movement wherever possible.
Physiotherapists sometimes diagnose patients, but often, they see a patient
who has been referred to them from a doctor or other healthcare professional.
They will work with them on all aspects of their mobility treatment, from
hands-on exercises to suggesting at-home therapies. One patient will normally
see a physiotherapist on a regular basis until their condition feels more
What to expect during treatment
In the first face to face session, a physiotherapist will ask a few questions about
the patient's condition. They will enquire as to how long the patient has
had it, and what their main symptoms are.
If a doctor has referred the patient,
they will discuss other medical treatments that they have had for the condition
or injury. They will also look at their medical history to see if there
is any link between the current condition and a previous condition.
Follow-up sessions will also involve a few questions about their condition
and any improvement or worsening, as well as the treatment itself. Every
time a patient sees a physiotherapist, they will look at their situation
and make a decision about whether the patient needs more treatment or if
they can carry on with at-home treatments.
During physiotherapy appointments, patients should be communicative and
let the physiotherapist know if any movement is causing pain or how it otherwise
feels; this helps the physiotherapist assess the right course of treatment
Our experienced physiotherapists will perform a deep tissue massage and dry needling to help relieve your pain.
Please contact the clinic.