The following is a formal definition of physiotherapy which has been taken from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy:

“It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account 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 judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.”

What this means in practice is that physiotherapists use a variety of techniques and approaches to restore people to their normal function following injury, illness or other disability.

The physiotherapists at Framework use a selection of treatment approaches to suit you and these include soft tissue massage, moving joints (mobilising) and sometimes manipulation (which restores normal joint movement). Occasionally we will use therapeutic ultrasound.

You may also be given postural advice, strengthening exercise, or stretches to do at home to help speed your recovery.

All of our physiotherapists have undergone a long and thorough training, they update their knowledge and skills regularly, and all are registered with the Health Professions Council, and are fully insured.

Postoperative rehabilitation

Attending for orthopaedic surgery can be a daunting prospect. Our Physiotherapists at Framework clinics have extensive knowledge and experience of many orthopaedic procedures including knee and hip replacements, cruciate ligament reconstructions and shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopic surgery.

We believe your journey doesn’t start or end with the surgery. Patients attending Framework prior to surgery for ‘pre-hab’ are prepared for what to expect immediately following the procedure and during the rehabilitation process. We assess your mobility, gait and muscle control and often provide an exercise regime to activate the appropriate muscle groups for the surgery ahead. We can also inform you on what exercises will be required immediately following the procedure.

After the surgery our goal is to help you return to efficient and effective movement and function. Our Physiotherapists are committed to guiding you through this stage to help you meet your own specific needs and goals.

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