What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are specialists in human movement and injury, who work together with patients to promote return of movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Treatments can consist of ‘hands-on’ treatment, exercise and education to help people of all ages improve health and manage their condition. Through education, awareness, and participation in their treatment patients are encouraged to be involved in their own care.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession and all physiotherapists employed in Forth Valley are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
What Do Physiotherapists Do?
Physiotherapists are involved in treating a huge range of conditions in outpatient, inpatient and community settings.
- Musculoskeletal physiotherapy (muscle, joint and bone problems)
- Womens Health Physiotherapy
- Inpatient physiotherapy
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Children’s physiotherapy (paediatrics)
- REACH team
- Mental health and learning disabilities