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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Chartered Physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body. In particular they treat neuromuscular (brain and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).
Physiotherapists work autonomously with other healthcare professionals in a wide variety of settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly, always working with patients to promote their own health and well-being.
Chartered Physiotherapists are able to treat a plethora of conditions:
- Stress related headaches
- Back and neck pain
- Joint problems
- Over-use and tendon injuries
- Pre and post operative rehabilitation
- Posture and relaxation
- Pre and post natal problems
- Sports injuries
- Sports specific rehabilitation programmes
If you are unsure whether Physiotherapy can help you, please feel free to email your enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrotherapy is an extremely useful adjunct to Physiotherapy treatment; working at a cellular level it promotes the healing process therefore optimising recovery.
Here at Emma James Physio, we have a wide variety of electrotherapy modalities including Ultrasound, Interferential and Muscle Stimulation. Depending on the modality used, there is either a heating or cellular vibration of the damaged area thus increasing blood flow and enhancing the quality and quantity of collagen deposited in the injured tissue, resulting in a higher tensile strength and elasticity of the tissue affected.
Electrotherapy can also be used over areas of muscle spasm to deactivate trigger points (areas of spasm and exquisite tenderness) and thus reduce pain. Through muscle stimulation techniques, muscle activity can be promoted where there is poor firing of muscles due to injury/disuse atrophy or post-operatively. This type of stimulation can play an important role in the re-education of muscle groups to re-train and improve muscle bulk.
Here at Emma James Physio, electrotherapy modalities are used in conjunction with other Physiotherapy techniques in order to optimise treatment effectiveness.