Who can benefit from physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapy can help with most painful musculo-skeletal conditions.  Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and help you return to whichever activities you are struggling with (for example, work, chores or sport).  If you are referred to us, a physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment and diagnose the cause of your problem and discuss with you how to improve your symptoms.  Usually this will entail performing an exercise programme at home, but treatment may also include other treatments such as manual therapy (where the physiotherapist helps to mobilise the joint) or acupuncture when appropriate.  For some conditions we offer specialist rehabilitation groups, which your physiotherapist will refer you to if appropriate.   Listed below are some of the most common conditions we treat.  If you feel that physiotherapy could help you, speak to your GP or consultant who can arrange a referral to us. 

If you would like to find out more about your condition, please have a look at our Advice on Conditions section.

If you would like to learn more about our services, please have a look at our Physiotherapy Services section.


Common conditions physiotherapy can help

  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain (e.g. frozen shoulder)
  • Elbow pain (e.g. tennis elbow)
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Rehabilitation after broken bones
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Widespread pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Incontinence

What to expect at your assessment

Your physiotherapist will take a thorough history and then perform a detailed assessment of the affected body part.  They will then discuss the diagnosis with you and outline your treatment options.  This will usually involve a specific exercise programme, but may involve other treatments, such as manual therapy.  It will be helpful to your physiotherapist if they can see the affected body part, so please wear shorts, loose fitting trousers or a skirt if your problem is in your legs or back, or a loose top or vest if you have shoulder or neck pain.