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Physiotherapy ​​​​​​is a healthcare profession primarily concerned with the restoration of movement and function to as near normal as possible following injury, illness or other disability, through assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and evidence based physical interventions carried out by Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy covers a broad and varied range of work which involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.


What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings, using a wide range of techniques and approaches to treat people of all ages.  They combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body. In particular they treat:

  • neuromuscular (brain and nervous system)
  • musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones)
  • pelvic health
  • cardiovascular and
  • respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).

Physiotherapy can help people rehabilitate after a:

  • Stroke
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Surgical procedure

Or help them manage long term illness or chronic conditions such as:

  • Respiratory conditions
  • Palliative care
  • Cardiac disorders

Almost all people of any age who have an injury, physical disability, or long term condition can benefit from physiotherapy. 

All our Physiotherapists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

St Mary’s Hospital I.O.W NHS Trust Physiotherapy service provides cover in a wide variety of locations on site, in the community and in peripheral clinics. Click on the available links to find out more: 

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