Common complaints treated by Chartered Physiotherapists

We are often asked for a list of the complaints that are most frequently treated by PhysioFirst members. The range is wide and clearly not all of the conditions listed below are covered by insurance cover.

  • SPORTS INJURIES to muscles, ligament, cartilage and tendon problems. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
  • SPINAL PROBLEMS including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff / painful neck and referred arm and leg pains.
  • JOINT PROBLEMS arthritis, injury, pain / swelling / stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
  • AFTER SURGERY rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery, e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery.
  • FRACTURES treatment to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed.
  • GYNAECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS including pelvic pain and post surgery rehabilitation.
  • OBSTETRICS including ante and postnatal classes / exercise / relaxation / advice and treatment for back pain during pregnancy.
  • CHEST CONDITIONS both medical and surgical, including hayfever, asthma and sinusitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
  • NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS such as strokes, head injuries, nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, shingles, cerebral palsy and ME.
  • PAEDIATRICS for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems.
  • CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS such as Raynauds disease, wounds, ulcers, cardiac rehabilitation.
  • BLADDER PROBLEMS including stress incontinence.