Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
Contrary to many people's understanding, it does not always depend on 'hands on' therapy. For straightforward problems, which many of us experience, we
can make the biggest difference though following expert advice, regular exercise regimes and adjusting our lives a little. If the patient relies on someone else to do the work, it won't work.
It can help with musculoskeletal injuries, pains and stiffness but also with neurological conditions such as parkinsons, multiple sclerosis and strokes, after a heart attack or with COPD and severe asthma or if female sufferers from incontinence and level problems.
Physiotherapy in Brent is provided by Connect Health
and operates from Wembley Centre for Health and Care and Willesden Centre for Health and Care and you can self-refer (see below). This leaflet explains the service in more detail.