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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatment abroad can help to identify specialist centres overseas. Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is the treatment of physical dysfunction either as a result of disease, injury, after surgery or from the general aging process. In particular, physiotherapists concentrate on problems that affect muscles, bones, the heart, circulation and lungs.

The treatment generally consists of certain therapeutic exercises and therapeutic massage aimed at relieving physical pain, restoring normal function and strengthening muscle. Physiotherapy can assist people of all ages and is often used as a rehabilitation technique after, for example, strokes and serious accidents, or to treat repetitive strain injuries and arthritis.

Common physiotherapy procedures

Common treatments in physiotherapy are:

  • manipulation and mobilisation
  • ergonomic and postural advice
  • clinical pilates
  • electrotherapy- including ultrasound, interferential and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • short wave diatherapy
  • interferential therapy
  • breathing exercises
  • postural exercises
  • cryotherapy

Destinations

For a full list of available destinations for physiotherapy treatment please refer to the search box to the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on physiotherapy at:

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - www.csp.org.uk

American Physical Therapy Association - www.apta.org

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Page last updated: Monday, 23rd November 2009