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What is Physiotherapy?

How can Physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy can reduce your pain, this will allow you to return to full function and get back to doing your everyday activities. If you have had an acute injury, or have a long term chronic problem, physiotherapy can help.

At Durham Physiotherapy we treat injuries and diseases efficiently by encouraging your body's own natural healing mechanisms to hasten your recovery.

The physiotherapists at Durham Physio are specialists at treating a wide range of muscle and joint problems, including pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. Sports injury, pulled hamstrings, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, shin pain, knee cartilage damage, ankle ligament sprains all respond well to physiotherapy.

Other conditions helped by physiotherapy include; back problems, neck problems, sciatica, lumbago, headaches, jaw pain, and whiplash. If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis or joint problems the physiotherapists at Durham Physio will be happy to discuss and provide you with advice, exercises and treatments to decrease your pain. Other complex problems such as fractures, joint surgery can also be helped by physiotherapy.

All our physiotherapists at Durham Physio are fully qualified members of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and are additional members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The physiotherapists at Durham Physio are committed to always striving to provide the highest standards of physiotherapy and our physiotherapists regularly undertake postgraduate education.

What will happen in the physiotherapy assessment?

The physiotherapist at Durham Physio will perform out a complex assessment and evaluation of your complaint, our physiotherapist will always identify your problem and agree with you the most efficient treatment plan. This will include telling you how many treatments are needed and how much improvement is expected.

What sort of physiotherapy treatment can I expect?

The physiotherapy expert at Durham Physio use physiotherapy treatment techniques including; postural re-alignment, ergonomic education, strengthening and conditioning exercises, electrotherapy (including ultrasound, mega pulse, lipus), mobilisations and manipulations of joints, lumbar and cervical traction, sports massage, trigger point soft tissue release. The expert physiotherapy treatment is aimed at improving your problem or condition and rehabilitate you as quick as possible and prevent the problem occuring again.

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