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What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.

It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.

When is physiotherapy used?

Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:

  • bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain , neck pain , shoulder pain and sports injuries

  • brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. 

  • heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after having a heart attack.

  • lungs and breathing – such as COPD and cystic fibrosis. 


Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

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