At our rehabilitation clinic in Putney we specialise in all areas of therapeutic rehabilitation where our primary aim is to get our patients better. We also have a practice in Battersea where we treat our patients also.To book an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists call us today on 0203 322 9455.
How a Physio Can Help You.
Physiotherapy is a form of manual therapy that is noninvasive and does not need drugs to be used. This type of therapy focuses on the total health of the body and treats and strengthens the muscles and bones of the body. The treatment will include the joints, spine and muscles and will try to have a positive effect on the lymphatic, circulatory and nervous systems.
This form of therapy treats the whole body, and physios will treat not only the problem area but use manipulative techniques to help all the systems of the body regain balance. It contributes to improving well-being and overall health of the person being treated. Complaints that often require the attention of a physiotherapist can be those of pain in the heel or foot, neck, and back. Repetitive strain injuries like tennis elbows, shin splints, and even sciatica can benefit from their treatment. You will also find patients that suffer from asthma, arthritis, postural problems, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome and even digestive problems looking to afford them some relief. You will also find sportsmen and those who get injured in the workplace or homes seeking help also
Physiotherapy is a practice that is different from other forms of medicine. One of its key principles is that all parts of the body have to function together. When this is restricted in any way, other parts of the body compensate to adapt to this deficiency, and this can lead to pain, stiffness and overuse that affects bodily health. When the body has no restrictions in movement, physio can reduce stress, provide greater mobility and help to minimize pain and enhance the capacity of the body to heal itself.
You will find physios using a vast range of hands-on techniques that includes the stretching of soft tissue and deep pressure through touch. They will also manipulate the joints and help in their mobilization. They can contribute to complement any medication given by general medicine practitioners, as in cases of painful arthritis. They ease the pain caused by the stiffness of muscles and joints. Their intervention helps to increase the flow of blood to the joints and contributes to increasing the mobility of suffers from arthritis. They will also advise these patients on how they can avoid future injuries.
Physiotherapists work as a part of the National Health Service and work in conjunction with doctors. They qualify through four years of medical training and also have to undergo training in hospitals run by senior doctors and other clinicians. The treatment they provide cannot be considered as a preventive, as this science recognizes that the body has a self-regulating mechanism that is a natural ability. They will only intervene when a patient complains of discomfort or pain. The therapy helps to improve the structural stability of the body and help it to remain mobile. Patients who undergo this treatment, report improvement in their lymphatic, nervous and blood circulatory systems, and these, in turn, add to the general well-being and health. For most general conditions, the treatment needed is minimal, and results are soon visible. Patients will be well on the road to recovery, and they report that they sleep far better. Poor sleep reduces the ability of the body to function and can lead to many psychosomatic illnesses. The improvement noticed in the various systems leads to a balanced body that has good health. A patient who combines this with the proper diet and exercise will find he or she is always in the best of health.
Modern day life has become mostly sedentary for most of us, and this lifestyle can cause health problems. Physiotherapy practitioners can give good advice on exercises for stretching, techniques for lifting, improving posture, and even breathing methods that can help to reduce stress. It can also help if workplace ergonomics is also used to work more comfortably and reduce the chances of problems occurring due to a particular way of working. Injuries that are prevented mean that less work time is lost and helps to increase the productivity in a workplace.
At our physio practice we require you to give us a complete medical history before any course of treatment is decided on. You will also be asked to elaborate on your dietary habits, lifestyle, and emotional problems. The therapy is then determined on the particular symptoms and needs of the patient.