What is Physiotherapy?


In straight forward and no nonsense terms:

We are medically trained individuals certified by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) who work to restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone has been affected by injury, surgery or illness.

Physiotherapists use hands on treatments such as manipulation, mobilisation, electrotherapy and exercise to optimise healing and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists are probably best known for working with joints, muscles, sports injury and back pain. But we are also qualified to work in a variety of areas of medicine.

At Straight Back Physiotherapy we all have had experience in working in Cheltenham's and Gloucestershire's hospitals in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Out-Patients, Neurological, Respiratory, and Intensive care wards.

It just happens that we have chosen after years of dedication, learning and extra courses-to specialise in treating Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal (muscle and skeletal) conditions. So we can keep Cheltenham's locals get over injury, surgery and illness quicker.

We should also mention that you cannot by law call yourself a Physiotherapist unless you have completed a minimum of a 3 year degree programme in Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists are monitored for competency and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, a public body that strictly regulates the profession-check that your therapist on their online register Health and Care Professions Council

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