The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy was awarded its Royal Charter in 1920 being originally developed from a massage background by 4 nurses back in 1894. Nowadays, through evidence based studies and practical daily analysis with patients, it now encompasses disciplines of biomechanics, joint movement, muscle balance and recruitment, physiological healing, neural anatomy and transmission. The ability to use this information effectively, depends on our relationship with you the patient. Helping you understand your condition and factors that may affect the healing of your problem. The body is an amazing structure, that under the right circumstances, can heal itself. Our job is to help you to heal yourself quicker.
We are often asked how we do this with questions on whether we use specific techniques like manipulation or pilates. However the use of specific techniques without sound reasoning is like taking heart medication for a liver condition. A good drug which won’t help your problem. Experience and depth of knowledge allows us to use the most appropriate technique for your problem and you as a patient. For example manipulation can be a good technique but we wouldn’t use it if you had osteoporosis (brittle bones) or a fear of having your bones clicked. We would use other methods from our extensive treatment technique library and agree that with you beforehand. Holistic treatment is not just one technique, viewed from one side of the issue, it’s the ability to see more and use what’s most appropriate.