Physiotherapy is the science of restoring movement and function to parts of the body and mapping out a plan to keep issues away. For injury rehabilitation, sports preparation, post-operative care and more, time with a physio is immensely valuable and a key part of recovery.
Urban physiotherapists are all fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means they’ve got a three- or four-year degree programme under their belt, and a minimum of a thousand hours of clinical training. You’re in good hands.
Some are also specialists in areas such as women’s health (pre- and post-natal care), neurological disorders and paediatrics – browse individual bios before you book to find the right physio for you.
During your treatment
Your physio will ask you questions and direct you via two-way video link, starting with an assessment of your physical condition. They’ll ask you to perform movements to get a feel for your range of motion in problem areas while they establish how best to help.
Depending on how long your assessment takes, your physio may run through some exercises and stretches with you to help strengthen and free up problem areas. They’ll leave you with an understanding of the causes of any pain or discomfort and a plan for recovery, normally consisting of a routine of daily stretches and exercises. They’ll give you a timeline for seeing improvements, too.