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Physiotherapy is a means of improving the movements of the muscles, joints and limbs. It is based on scientific foundations and provides support for traditional medical methods of treatment. Physiotherapy is a diverse discipline and can subsequently be used to treat a vast range of conditions.

It is defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as: "Physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core."

Physiotherapy can be practiced in a variety of settings and can treat people of all ages and backgrounds. It is commonly used as a rehabilitative measure as well as a means of improving movement and easing pain.At the barnes practice, an experienced physiotherapist will assess and diagnose each client. From this point an individual treatment and rehabilitation programme will be prescribed.

Some of the below modalities may be included in your treatment plan:

  • Interferential therapy
  • Ultrasound (therapeutic)
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intra-muscular stimulation (IMS) needling
  • Spinal and joint Mobilisations
  • Grade V spinal Manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Spinal traction
  • Laser treatment
  • Exercise prescription
  • Rehabilitation advice and exercise
  • Taping (traditional and kinesio-taping)