Information for Patients

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Information for Patients

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential.

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

Physiotherapy is certainly far more than fixing musculoskeletal sports injuries although that is perhaps the most common perception of the profession. For more information regarding Physiotherapy in the UK, please visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website.

Respiratory Physiotherapists treat patients of all ages and with a wide variety of respiratory problems including;

Patients with long-term respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis both in hospital and in the community. Patients on intensive care who are at risk of developing respiratory problems whilst on a ventilator. Patients who require rehabilitation folowing surgery.

Should you wish to see a Physiotherapist for private treatment, please make sure they are chartered and registered. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website contains a number of resources to help you find a Physiotherapist, click here to search for a practitioner in your area.

This page contains links to useful sources of information on respiratory disease and is designed to help you find out more about respiratory conditions and possible sources of help.