Community Physiotherapy


The Physiotherapy services are located in the community ,step up step down units and community clinics settings depending on the speciality. The physiotherapy teams cover a large geographical area in South Cumbria.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.  We work with patients who have a wide variety of different conditions such as frailty, mobility and balance problems,joint and muscle pains, neurological (nervous system) disorders, respiratory (breathing), post-surgery rehabilitation, plus many more.

 All Physiotherapists in the NHS are chartered and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means they have at least 3-4 years training and have achieved a high standard to become members of the CSP.

The material on this site aims to give information on some of the physiotherapy services provided and also accurate information on common conditions via reviewed internet sites.

Common areas in which physiotherapy is used are outlined below.

Physiotherapy for Older Adults - Physiotherapy is often used to treat conditions that are particularly common in old age, such as frailty,mobility and balance issues,arthritis, osteoporosis, and hip and joint replacements. It is also an important part of general care for the elderly people by helping them to stay active and independent, reduce pain, and improve fitness.

Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic - Physiotherapy is often used to treat conditions and injuries that affect the bones, joints and muscles, such as low back pain, sports injuries and post trauma. It is also used to assist rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery.

Neurological - Physiotherapy can be used to help people who have a neurological condition that affects the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and cerebral palsy.

For more general information visit NHS Choices Physiotherapy information

Updated November 2018

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