What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are one of the leading health professionals in the UK after Doctors and Nurses. They treat people of all ages for injuries and a wide range of health related conditions. Physiotherapists undertake a high level of training to understand how the body works to be able to assess poor movement and function and develop strategies for treatment. They are experts at prescribing individualised exercise programmes, as well as using a range of manual therapy techniques to help treat the problem.

How Can Physiotherapy Help Me?

Whether you have had an injury, an operation, you have unexplained pain or you would like to prevent pain occurring then Physiotherapy can help you.
Thorough assessments are performed to find and treat the root cause of the problem in order to prevent reoccurrence.
Pain is so complex and there are many factors involved that have to be tackled to get better, not just getting physical treatment. Ruth educates her patients to help them understand their condition and why it is occurring before helping them on the road to recovery. Ruth uses movement and exercise prescription, manual therapy, advice and education and promotes self management so that her patients can continue to be pain free and prevent reoccurence of their condition.

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain & sciatica
  • Neck Pain & whiplash
  • Wrist, elbow & shoulder pain
  • Foot, ankle, knee and hip pain
  • All muscle, ligament, nerve and joint aches and pains
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre & post operative recovery
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Balance & Mobility problems
  • Postural conditions (including desk-based & driving posture advice)
  • Stress & Pain Management

Physiotherapy Techniques Used

  • Advice & Education
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Neural mobilisation
  • Acupuncture
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Postural Advice
  • Movement re-education
  • Gait re-education
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Self management advice
  • Pain and stress management