Physiotherapy is a discipline that helps sick, injured or disabled people restore their movement and function. The physiotherapist will train at University for three years learning all about anatomy, physiology and physiotherapeutic techniques before graduating and invariably getting a job in the National Health Service (NHS). They will spend some time learning on the job whilst working in the NHS, honing their skills before specialising into their preferred area of expertise.
Physiotherapy is a very broad profession with therapists specialising in areas such as musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, paediatrics, cardio respiratory physiotherapy or even equine physiotherapy (working with horses). Physiotherapy is a protected term and all physiotherapists must be registered with the health care professions Council (HCPC). Physiotherapist must also be registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) so always double check that your physiotherapist has these registration numbers. If they don’t, they are not a physiotherapist and you should go elsewhere.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are the type of people that help recreational sports people recover from injury, and also help resolve occupational injuries such as low back pain or shoulder pain. If you have an occupational or sports injury you can reach out to One Physiotherapy in Reading who along with being a fully licensed rehabilitation clinic they also deliver the best sports massage in Reading. They have been helping people recover from injury for almost 10 years both working in professional sport and private practice.
Visit http://www.onephysiotherapyreading.co.uk for more information.
Neurological physiotherapists help people after having strokes or help people with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Cardio respiratory physio’s help people with problems with their lungs such as people with COPD, or other of obstructive pulmonary disorders. You are much more likely to encounter these types of physiotherapists if you are unfortunate enough to be admitted into hospital.
For both massage and physiotherapy you should seek out qualified practitioners every time.