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The Benefits of Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy Can Help

Physiotherapy can benefit people of all ages and activity levels, encouraging us to stay flexible, pain-free, active, and independent. The Physiotherapist will provide specific advice, treatment, and guidance during rehabilitation or injury. As we age, our bodies can get stiff and lose the ability to move freely and easily; A Physiotherapist works at improving the way the body works. Often by using hands-on methods that increase joint and spine range of movement. Once the body starts to move well again, confidence returns, encouraging increased activity levels, reducing pain by enhancing muscle strength and increasing blood flow, helping to wash away pain and discomfort.

Studies on Physiotherapy have shown that early treatment (often within a week) can positively influence the healing rate. Physiotherapy uses a wide range of treatments and techniques that help to reduce pain and improve movement. Treatments can include relaxing deep tissue massage, active mobilisations, spinal manipulation, modern ultrasound electrotherapy and bespoke exercises. Physiotherapists effectively treat problems such as low back pain, arthritis, falls and fractures through knee pain. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain and inflammation quickly, keep people out of the hospital, and reduce the need for routine operations. Physiotherapy often reduces the need for a GP for painkillers or further orthopaedic referral’. Although we will refer to other specialists such as Osteopaths, GPs or surgeons if required.  

Benefits of Treatment

The benefits of physiotherapy treatment are well-researched, clinically tested and cost-effective. Physiotherapy is perfect for treating everyday mishaps, work or sports injuries, road traffic accidents, surgery or illness. Hatfield Practice provides experienced-based treatment approaches that are carefully combined with deep tissue massage, electrotherapy, acupuncture or manipulation. Physiotherapy treatments may help to reduce pain, relax muscles and strengthen the body. Physiotherapy may also help increase energy and confidence, easing pain and increasing strength and balance. Physiotherapy can improve flexibility, reduce pain, and enormously impact our quality of life. 

Benefits of treatment at the Hatfield Practice

  • same-day treatments. – Unfortunately, NHS waiting times for physiotherapy can be too long; treatment is exercise-based and not hands-on.
  • Immediate, convenient appointments – Early and late appointments are also available so you can come after work.
  • Professional physiotherapy – Providing safe and experienced physiotherapists. The team will work together to aid your recovery.
  • Diagnosis and treatment – Our ability to cross-refer between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy or  Acupuncture means the best options are on hand.
  • 100% individual attention – Our Physiotherapists don’t multi-bed but concentrate on you: guaranteed privacy and top-level care.
  • Our physiotherapists take time – We focus on your injury and spend time providing the best treatments for you. Speedy, effective results follow.
  • Hands-on treatments  – Hands-on style is our strength. We won’t just plug you into a machine or only give you exercises and stretchy bands!
  • Courtesy calls – To establish the effectiveness of Physiotherapy treatments and answer any questions.
  • Dedicated physiotherapy practice – Integrated team working together. Not just a “Physio in a gym” service! 


Perhaps you are struggling to recover from injury, back pain, or suffering after that weekend’s rugby or football game. Physiotherapy can dramatically help improve how your body functions, moves and feels. Physical independence breeds confidence. A healthy, pain-free body provides the freedom to move, work, train, and recover faster. Physiotherapy can enormously impact an individual’s ability to perform at a high level.

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Most people’s lives are hectic and stressful; getting enough exercise and eating well is hard. A good Physiotherapy treatment performed well reduces pain, improves confidence and is education. Physiotherapy aims to help you over life’s ups and downs, encouraging a pain-free, flexible and active lifestyle.

Senior Citizens

If you are a little older, improvements are best made with small gentle, but consistent steps over time. It won’t take long to feel better for momentum to follow and positive new habits to be formed. Living well at an advanced age takes determination and time to keep it all working. Physiotherapy has enormous benefits for older people, especially weak and shaky after a spell in hospital or a fall.

Physiotherapy treatments improve and safely help:-

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation,
  • Reducing arthritic pain,
  • Improving joint / hip mobility.
  • Working gently towards improved flexibility and movement,
  • Increasing strength for day-to-day tasks
  • Improve cardiovascular and lung fitness
  • Balance training and exercises.
  • Physiotherapy improves body coordination. ( To prevent falls and reduce the risk of extensive joint replacements).

If you have a specific condition and are unsure if Physiotherapy can help, please get in touch with us for further advice.

Physiotherapy patients are individually assessed, treated, advised and educated. 

Telephone: 01707 888 229  or Mobile (Out of hours / Emergency): 075 909 242 66

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