What is physiotherapy and why is it important? – Robin Higginson – Nuffield Health

My name is Robin Higginson and I'm a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist I'm a family man, I enjoy playing golf outside of work and I also play the ukulele

Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of individuals that are suffering from injuries or long-term conditions or disabilities Treatments include: Hands-on therapy, exercises, movements and education and it enables people to return to the activities in life that they value the most Nuffield Health have the largest network of physiotherapists outside of the NHS Our physiotherapists are all chartered and all registered with a Health and Care Professions Council We have a range of experts in house that can treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries

The first session with a physiotherapist is really important in helping to structure and plan your recovery It's an opportunity for you to ask questions about how long your recovery may take and what you can do to help that The physiotherapist will need to examine the area that's affected and also determine if they're able to help Summer brings many more opportunities for us to get outside and help increase our physical and mental fitness If you experience pain with these activities it can feel like a barrier to enjoying them

Physiotherapy can be a really important part in dealing with those barriers and getting you back on the road to recovery If you're finding it difficult to enjoy the activities that you enjoy, such as playing tennis, walking or running, it may be a good idea for you to come and see one of our physiotherapists