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Physiotherapists treat problems of the neuromuscular (brain and nervous system) musculoskeletal (joints, muscles and bones) cardiovascular (circulation) and respiratory systems (lungs).

We work in a wide variety of settings such as intensive care, mental health, stroke recovery, occupational health and care of the elderly.

In practice most of the problems we see are problems that originate from the musculo skeletal system (joints, muscles and bones).

It is estimated that 85% of pain originates from the musculo skeletal system.

The musculo skeletal system controls movement by a system of levers (bones) working around fulcrums (joints) and operated by (muscles).

Treatment is generally aimed at restoring balance between the various muscle groups that control movement, reducing inflammation and restoring mobility to the joints.

One of the main philosophies of my approach is that the treatment of a patient’s condition requires work from both of us. I will endeavour to educate my patient, but the patient must take responsibility for the present symptoms and learn how to prevent future problems. This means that the patient must take an active part in the treatment process, often doing exercises on a regular basis between treatments. If I can teach my patients how to manage their condition this will be far more effective and helpful to them in the long term.