Physiotherapists use physical treatments to help restore, maintain and promote your physical, psychological and social well-being. CHHC offer a quality service that is trustworthy and professional, without a long waiting list, and puts you and your goals first, enabling you to achieve the best results [1].

What is it?

“Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice” (www.csp.org.uk/your-health/what-physiotherapy)

At CHHC we are here to:

  • Help you relieve pain, maintain health and prevent disease
  • Treat you as an individual not an injury
  • Take time to listen to your needs and health concerns
  • Explain what is going on in simple terms so you can understand
  • Help recover or achieve your optimum health goals in a speedy manner

Benefits:

  • Relief from back-ache and sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain and whiplash [2]
  • Pain management for acute injuries or chronic pain, or conditions like arthritis [3-6]
  • Improve strength, mobility and confidence after falls or fractures [7]
  • Reduce stiffness and increase joint range of movement and bone strength for osteoporosis [8-9]
  • Individual rehabilitation for sports injuries, knee and ankle sprains or strains, or overuse conditions like tennis elbow
  • Enhance optimum performance, sports stamina, flexibility and strength
  • Calming of the nervous system, reduction in fatigue and boost in immunity
  • Stimulates digestion, waste elimination and encourage vitality
  • Promotes relaxation and tranquility by soothing anxiety, stress and resolving headaches [10]
  • Prevention of occupational overuse syndrome and postural dysfunction by helping to assess your ergonomic work-environment and manual handling
  • Improves physical, mental and emotional health, with advice on Lifestyle Management: Diet and Nutrition, Fitness and Exercise.

There is substantial amount of research and clinical evidence that shows the benefits of physiotherapy in illness and injury support as well as promoting health and well-being [11].

What to expect:

We can help you with a wide range of injuries and health issues. Our Physiotherapists look at the whole picture of what is going on, we then clinically reason in a holistic manner; putting the YOU at the centre of care and taking a flexible approach to treatment.

Your initial clinical assessment will take approximately 1 hour with detailed history and physical examination including palpation to feel problems – please bring a pair of loose shorts to your appointments, and be ready for lots of questions!

We will take time to explain our diagnosis and the various treatment techniques/options available to you. We will discuss what is best for your lifestyle, and together, agree a treatment plan, which will be continually reviewed to enable you to achieve your goals.

CHHC can help you maintain good physical and mental health, by offering you a range of physiotherapy treatment choices based on the outcomes you want. These may include:

  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Exercise therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Remedial massage and trigger pointing
  • Myofacial and soft tissue release
  • Kinesio and Sports Taping
  • Postural correction and ergonomic advice
  • Breathing techniques and relaxation exercises
  • Chest clearance techniques and positioning
  • Education and advice

Book an appointment

If you’re interested in any of our Physiotherapy services, please get in touch to book or find out more.

History

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) members are bound by a code of professional values and behaviour, continued professional development and an annual clinical-audit to sustain and improve high standards of patient care [12-13].

CSP members are bound by a code of professional values and behaviour, continued professional development and an annual clinical-audit to sustain and improve high standards of patient care [12-13].

As far back as ancient Greece, physicians such as Hippocrates advocated massage and manual techniques to maintain good health.

The CSP was founded in 1894, awarded a Royal Charter in 1920, and certified as an independent trade union in 1976. Presently, the CSP is a leading professional and educational organisation in the UK that embodies the highest standards of care.

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulatory body for health professionals. Only fully qualified physiotherapists who meet the standards of training, professional skills, behaviour and health may register. You may check the HCPC Register at www.hcpc-uk.org/check/

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1 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2019)What is Physiotherapy https://www.csp.org.uk/careers-jobs/what-physiotherapy (accessed  11022020

2 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2019) Conditions: https://www.csp.org.uk/conditions

3 Vicenzino B and Wright A (2007) Physical Treatments. In:  Strong J, Unruh A, Wright A, and Baxter GD (Eds). Pain a Textbook for Therapists. China: Churchill Livingstone.

4 Vlaeyen JWS, Crombez G and Goubert L (2007) The Psychology Of Chronic Pain And Its Management. Physical Therapy Review; Special Issue – Pain, 12, (1): 179-188.

5 Watson P and Spanswick CC (2000) Maintenance of change and skill enhancement. In: Main CJ and Spanswick CC (Eds). Pain Management: Pain Management An Interdisciplinary Approach. China: Churchill Livingstone.

6 Sluka KA (2009) General Principles of Physical Therapy Practice in Pain Management. In: Sluka KA (Eds). Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist (Editorial) United States of America: International Association for the Study of Pain.

7 Wittink H, Cohen LJ and Hoskins Michel T (2002) Pain Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy Treatment. In: Wittink H and Hoskins Michel T (Eds). Chronic Pain Management For Physical Therapists (2nd Edition). United States of America: Butterworth-Heinemann.

8 Malmros, B., Mortensen, L., Jensen, M.B. and Charles, P., 1998. Positive effects of physiotherapy on chronic pain and performance in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International, 8(3), pp.215-221.

9 Mikó, I., Szerb, I., Szerb, A. and Poor, G., 2017. Effectiveness of balance training programme in reducing the frequency of falling in established osteoporotic women: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical rehabilitation, 31(2), pp.217-224.

10 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2008) CSP Factsheet: Guide to Effective Stress-Busting! https://www.csp.org.uk/publications/under-pressure-leaflets-posters (accessed 11022020)

11 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2019) Health Foundation for creating healthy lives https://www.csp.org.uk/icsp/resource/health-foundation-creating-healthy-lives (accessed 121103)

12 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2019) Code of Professional Values and Behaviour

https://www.csp.org.uk/publications/code-members-professional-values-behaviour (accessed 11022020)

13 Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 2019, Standards of Proficiency :

https://www.hcpc-uk.org/resources/standards/standards-of-proficiency-physiotherapists/ (accessed  11022020)