Physiotherapy

Out Physiotherapist works with patients to help and develop their best possible movement skills. Our therapists works in the following areas:

Head control and body position
Learning to roll, crawl, stand and walk
Balancing (on one foot or on uneven surfaces)
Climbing stairs
Running, jumping and climbing
Ball skills
Overall strength and coordination for play
Learning to ride a trike or bike
Cardiovascular or respiratory function (heart and lungs)
Specialized equipment for movement or play positions (wheelchairs, walkers and seating devices)

Physiotherapy is an allied health care profession and physiotherapists themselves are concerned with human function and movement. Physical approaches are used to prevent and treat many disabilities and diseases, but physiotherapy can also be used to help people gain strength and mobility after an illness or hospital stay.

Physiotherapy has it roots in ancient times. The Chinese in around 2500BC used massage as a treatment and Hippocrates described massage and hydrotherapy in 460BC. Since then the list of conditions that physiotherapy can have a part to play in their treatment has grown and grown. The modern practice of physiotherapy is thought to have come into being during the nineteenth century with the overseeing professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy being set up in 1920.

Physiotherapy is now used to treat conditions such as asthma, back pain, cerebral palsy, tinnitus, heart disease, osteoarthritis, mental health, strokes and ulcers. Some of these may seem a little unusual but physiotherapy can be broken down into different areas such as cardiovascular and respiratory physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and neurological physiotherapy so may \'systems\' in the body can be treated.