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Injury TreatmentDiagnosis, treatmentand prevention

Injury TreatmentPhysiotherapy is primarily concerned withthe diagnosis and treatment of injuriesinvolving the NEUROMUSCULOSKELETALsystem. Physiotherapy London however,is ALSO concerned with preventing theinjuriesrecurring, and where possible evenpreventing injuries from being sustainedin the first instance.NEURO -NervesMUSCULO -Muscles and TendonsSKELETAL -Bones, Joints, Cartilage and ligamentsDamage to one of these structures may result in pain, 'pinsand needles'/numbness, swelling, bruising, stiffness orweakness. The Physiotherapist's role is to establish whichstructure has been damaged and, ideally, how it wasdamaged. By understanding what caused the injury we canfocus on treating it and prevent the injury from recurring.It is this additional focus on injury recurrence and injuryprevention which sets Physiotherapy London apart.In addition to spending time listening to each patient'srecount of their injury, we perform numerous diagnostictests, and utilise hi-tech diagnostic equipment to helpdetermine both the nature and the probable cause of theinjury. Then, according to which structures have beendamaged, the physiotherapist may use their hands tomobilise stiff joints and/or release tight muscles, provide aprogram of exercises to strengthen weak structures (seeExercise Software Info Card), and advise as to whatactivities to do or to avoid in order to accelerate recovery.The principal focus of treatment is then on restoringnormal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. And, because itis 'abnormal' asymmetrical movement that often leads toinjury, Physiotherapy London can prevent injury byidentifying and correcting such movement asymmetries (seeMotion Analysis, 3D Foot Scan Info Cards).TEL: 020 7093