Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
They combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different ‘systems’ of the body. In particular they treat:
- neuromuscular (brain and nervous system)
- musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones)
- cardiovascular and
- respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).
Physiotherapy at Back to Health focuses on the musculoskeletal system.
The Senior Physiotherapist at Back to Health is Sian Williams. Sian is an extremely experienced physiotherapist having qualified from Manchester in 1994. Since then she has worked in both the NHS and private practice specialising in musculoskeletal disorders. Sian’s expertise within the musculoskeletal field covers sports injury, occupational health, recovery from surgery and medico-legal rehabilitation cases. Sian treats a number of professional, semi professional and elite athletes from local sports teams.
The physiotherapy consultations and treatment at Back to Health are hands on. Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you. Sian will use a wide range of treatment techniques often used in combination.within a treatment plan
Some of the conditions which Sian specialises in include
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow, ankle sprain, tendonitis, shin splints, runner’s knee
- Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
- Plantar fasciitis, impingement syndrome
- Joint conditions
- Frozen shoulder, hip pain
- Post-surgery and fracture rehabilitation
- Postural dysfunction and muscle imbalance
- Neck and back pain; prolapsed disc, sciatica, whiplash, referred arm or leg pain
Sian Williams is a chartered physiotherapist which means that she’s a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. As a condition of membership, individuals agree to adhere to the CSP’s Rules of Professional Conduct, are expected to meet the CSP Standards of Physiotherapy Practice and have to undergo Continued Professional Development the same way as a doctor or nurse. She is also registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council (HPC).
“Speedy access to physiotherapy for people with MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders ) is clinically and cost effective for the health service, including GPs, for employers and for society. Physiotherapists have helped to pioneer innovative ways of providing speedy access within existing services ” CSP, 2012