What can Physiotherapists help with?

How the public sees the role of Physiotherapy

Health problem issue

% of  those surveyed who new Physios had a role

Patients recovering from hip, knee or joint replacements

73%

Spinal or joint injuries (back, neck, joints)

72%

Mobility problems

72%

Rehabilitation/recovery (from operation or injury)

72%

Stroke

61%

Advising people on fitness, physical activity or exercise

55%

Long-term health conditions

52%

Cardiac attack rehabilitation

39%

Preventing falls in older people

34%

Obesity and weight problem

30%

Incontinence

15%

Mental health problems

12%

There are many misconceptions about what Physiotherapists can do and the table above shows how many people are not aware of some of the areas Physiotherapists work in.

Physiotherapists in the UK tend to specialise in particular areas of treatment. This ensures a high standard of care for patients, with Physiotherapists able to offer expert advice and treatment to those with specific issues. At United Health we specialise in Musculoskeletal injuries i.e. joint, muscle, nerve, ligament and bony injuries including back pain, sciatica, whiplash, sports injuries and other joint problems. We also work with employers and employees in relation to injuries that either happened in the workplace or injuries that are affecting peoples abilities at work.

Ensure your Physiotherapist is HCPC registered. All United Health Physiotherapists are HCPC and CSP registered.

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