The aims of human physiotherapy

If you are a sports person with an injury, an over-enthusiastic gardener or have just got niggling pains – physiotherapy can help.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a scientific base. The aim is to encourage and support the return to normal function following illness, surgery, disease or trauma. This is often described as 'rehabilitation'.

So whether your problem is a sprained ankle, whiplash, back pain, a twisted knee or tennis elbow, physiotherapy will help you get better quicker. Physiotherapy aims to restore and maintain mobility, function and performance as well as reducing pain and inflammation and thus recovery time.

Treatment can improve:

Mobility and flexibilty

Age related joint issues and osteoarthritis

Recovery from injury

Soft tissue injuries to tendon, ligament and muscle


Exercise programmes following surgery or trauma


Acute pain due to injury or ongoing chronic pain

Healing time

Healing of wounds, scar tissue and oedema


Both for sport and at work

Get help now. Your body is a complex structure of bones, muscles, joints and ligaments, designed to keep you moving. So any musculoskeletal disorder can be complicated, challenging and range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain.

Sanders Physiotherapy can help you identify your symptoms and devise programmes to reduce pain, increase function and improve your quality of life. Complete the contact form or call 07796 326845 to discover what can be done.

Root causes not symptoms

Physiotherapy assessment involves observing your posture, watching how you move and then palpating individual joints, muscles and tendons for swelling, pain and quality of movement.

Following assessment we will discuss our findings and the treatment options available. If appropriate a treatment plan is devised and carried out with your consent.

Outcomes of physiotherapy treatment

  • Eliminated or minimised pain. No more time wasted worrying about that nagging pain. Physiotherapy will get you free of pain and feeling healthy again.
  • Muscle flexibility restored. You will feel more supple and have ease of movement throughout your daily activities.
  • Muscle strength restored. You will be able to resume all your activities and not feel like you risk of injury if you do.
  • Joint motion will be restored. If you have a neck injury, lower back injury or shoulder injury, you'll be able to turn, bend over, twist, and get back to your daily activities and sports.
  • More energy for longer more productive days!
  • Peace of mind. You'll no longer be worring about that nagging pain that was limiting your function.
  • Being able to sleep uninterrupted and free of pain at night. You'll awake feeling recharged and ready to take on the challenges ahead of the day!
  • Discontinue or reduce your medication consumption. There'll be less risk and potential side effects associated with prolonged use of medication.
  • Return to playing your favorite sport and hobbies that help give you quality of life.

Rehabilitation and pain relief

Physiotherapy can be very effective in providing pain relief immediately after surgery and during the rehabilitation process.

Pre-surgical physiotherapy treatments help to lengthen and strengthen soft tissues which become contracted with underuse of a limb. It also ensures that permanent contracture doesn't result, and helps the patient to retain and regain full movement post surgery.

Post-surgical rehabilitiation often requires the rebuilding of strength, mobility and the re-education of correct gait patterns. Physiotherapy can play a crucial role in this recovery.

Physiotherapy can help anyone who is starting to see the effects of life’s wear and tear on their bodies. It can also treat or prevent physical problems that might be brewing as a result of years of poor posture or sitting badly, It is invaluable for anyone with a specific health problem such as back and/or neck pain, arthritis, heart disease breathing problems, repetitive strain injury and many other conditions including osteoporosis.