What is Physiotherapy?

Jun 3, 2019

What is Physiotherapy? What does it treat?

Physiotherapy helps patients in the following ways:

  • Re-learning
    normal movement and function
    following injury or the onset of pain due to a variety of causes
    including sporting injuries, accidents, postural problems, pregnancy,
    repetitive strain issues and age related changes.
  • They
    use exercise, education, advice and ‘hands on’ manipulation or manual
    therapy techniques.
  • Help
    people of all ages maintain health, prevent loss of function and prevent joint and muscular pain,
    through things like posture correction and tissue lengthening.
  • Help
    people to get back to the sport they
    love, return to work, maintain independence and increase their general fitness and wellbeing.
  • Physiotherapy
    is a science-based profession and
    looks at the ‘whole person’ – considering the individuals lifestyle goals and
    demands. The patient’s involvement in their own care is aided through
    education, awareness, empowerment
    and participation in their own treatment.
  • Sometimes
    Physiotherapists will initiate referral onto other Medical specialists or where
    needed will request scans or blood tests
    from a GP or consultant.
  • People
    can benefit from Physiotherapy input at any stage of their life – whether as
    part of recovery from sudden injury, chronic
    back pain
    , long term problems like arthritis
    or preparing for a sporting event/aiding injury prevention.


Is there Physiotherapy on Milton Park?


  • Yes,
    Flex Physiotherapy Practice
    (formerly P Bassett Physiotherapy) is based at the Park Club on Croft Drive. They
    are a team of 5 highly experienced
    physiotherapists and 1 sports massage
    therapist who provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments for people
    working on Milton Park and for the wider area of Didcot and South Oxfordshire.
  • Flex
    Physiotherapy Practice specialises in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – which
    covers things like back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis, joint pains
    and muscle pains.
  • The
    team are considered experts in diagnosis
    for these types of problems, having Advanced Practice Physiotherapists on the
    team and an average of over 15 years experience in practice.
  • All
    the physiotherapists in the clinic have Chartered
     and are registered with the Health Professions Council.