What Does a Physiotherapist Do?


Physiotherapists will utilise their knowledge and skills to assess the needs of an individual patient and improve a broad range of physical problems associated with various systems of the body.

The systems that can be treated are neuromuscular (brains and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), and cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology).

Physiotherapists work independently and often as a part of a team alongside other health and social care professionals. They may also be self-employed, employed or work entirely alone. Physiotherapy practice is characterised by reflective behaviour and systematic clinical reasoning, both of which contributing to and supporting a solution focused approach to patient-centred care.

Promoting health

The role of a physiotherapist isn’t limited to just solving problems, they also offer advice on how to avoid encountering such problems.

Each individual will put different tensions on the body, depending on their lifestyle and the activities they participate in. It’s how their body responds to those activities that’s governed by a variety of factors, including their overall physical condition.

A physiotherapist has the ability to help you find the best possible way to maximise your strengths, eliminate bad habits and put minimal strain on weaker areas so you can enjoy a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

Achieve Physiotherapy strive to provide you with a clear, accurate and understandable diagnosis.

Contact your Birmingham physiotherapist today!