Practitioner: Alison Smith

Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapists are trained at University to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that affect a person’s physical function, such as problems associated with the muscles, bones, nerves, cartilages, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissues.

  • Recent and Longstanding Back pain, injury, tension or stiffness
  • Sciatica, pins and needles
  • Slipped disc and related disc injuries
  • Neck pain, neck injuries and whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains and repetitive strain injuries
  • Arthritis, pain and inflammation within a joint
  • Cartilage tears
  • Calf and shin injuries
  • Knee pain and associated knee injuries
  • Hernia and groin injuries
  • Wrist, arm and elbow injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (ie; spinal, shoulder, knee or joint replacements)
  • Sprains, strains and soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Whether you have been managing a long-term medical condition such as arthritis or have suffered a sudden injury, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Physiotherapy treatments may include manual therapy, mobilisations and movement, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, acupuncture, advice and education and self-management approaches.

A GP or Consultant referral is not required for self-referral to Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists in the United Kingdom are registered health care professionals and regulated by The Health Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.