Physiotherapy - Sheffield Therapy Centre
Physiotherapy is our core business and we have a range of
male and female Senior Physiotherapists to pick from offering
you flexibility and choice. We provide physio both in our
Sheffield clinic and also out at events.
Physiotherapists are highly trained professionals and the
title is protected.
What is Physiotherapy? It
is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The Chartered Society of
Physiotherapy defines Physio as the following:
“Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near
normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by
developmental or other disability”.
A more formal definition of physiotherapy comes from the 2002 CSP Curriculum
It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical,
psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health
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 judgement and informed interpretation is at its
You can find out more details from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy may help the following:
- Spinal Problems – Lower Back and Neck pain including
prolapsed/slipped discs, degeneration, arthritis, sciatica, lumbago,
chronic stiffness, whiplash and pain referred to arms or legs.
- Joint Problems – Arthritic conditions, swelling,
stiffness and / or pain in shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees,
ankles, and TMJ (jaw).
- Soft Tissue Injuries - damaged muscles, ligaments, and
- Post Surgery – rehabilitation and treatment following, minor or general
surgery on the back, hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and hands.
Orthopaedic surgery following joint replacements and arthroscopy.
- Fractures – General treatment and rehabilitation
following broken bones, to restore function and movement.
- Sports Injuries – soft tissue damage including
sprains, strains, and bruising, to muscles ligaments tendons, and cartilage
- Work Related Injuries - such as repetitive strain
injuries, and personal injury.
- Vertigo & Headaches – If neuro-musculoskeletal
Your physiotherapy treatment may involve:
- Exercise Programmes - To do at the clinic or to take
home to help strengthen weak muscles, or stretch those which are
- Mobilisations – Hands on movement of joints to reduce
stiffness and relieve pain.
- Manipulation – Faster movements, which make the joint
‘click’. Helps restore normal movement.
- Soft Tissue Massage - to reduce scar tissue, relieve
muscle spasm and accelerate the healing process.
- Electrotherapy – Use of machines such as ultrasound
and interferential to relieve pain and enhance the healing process.
- Acupuncture - fine needles inserted in specific areas
to help relieve and settle pain
- Biomechanical Assessments - top-to-toe screening where
we will aim to identify any weaknesses/areas prone to injury and offer
advice on how to reduce the injury risk and improve performance.
- Prevention - Looking at the cause of the injury and
developing strategies to prevent recurrence.