Physiotherapy is a multi-faceted profession whose aim is to encourage and support the patient’s return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma.
Witty, Pask and Buckingham physiotherapists specialise in musculoskeletal issues.
- Spinal problems – including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains
- Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in joints
- Injuries – to muscles ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Work-related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and sports injuries
- After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery
- Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed
- Abdominal problems – such as spastic colon, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
- Obstetrics – including ante and post-natal classes/exercise/relaxation/advice and treatment for back pain during pregnancy
- Paediatrics – for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems
Physiotherapists will not only treat the problem but, by spending time with the patient, will often be able to show the patient how to minimise the impact of their problem and to help prevent recurrence.
Physiotherapists have many different treatment techniques at their disposal including manipulation and mobilisation, massage, hydrotherapy, exercise programmes, electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound) and acupuncture. Reassurance and education about a problem also give patients the confidence to get back to normal activities quickly and safely.
So whether your problem is a sprained ankle, back pain, sports injury, chest problem, injury at work or many other different conditions, there will be a physiotherapist at Witty, Pask & Buckingham to help you get better.