Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
What Physiotherapists Do?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the client’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the client’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions, those suffering with balance and mobility problems, or preparing for a sporting event.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:
Neurological (brain or spinal cord injuries,stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
Musculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash, ligament injuries, arthritis)
For more information about the benefits of physiotherapy or to book a consultation, please feel free to telephone us today on 01382 779399
About Your Physiotherapist – Gerry Scott
Gerry Scott leads our team of Physiotherapists in Dundee.
Gerry qualified in 2005 from Robert Gordon University with a Bsc (hons) in physiotherapy he is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a Chartered Physiotherapist. Gerry Scott, went into physiotherapy as a mature student, after working for many years as a manager in the leisure industry.
Gerry has worked in neurological rehabilitation and private practice, as well as working with international and local sports teams. Gerry is registered with the medical acupuncture society and frequently uses acupuncture to complement his physiotherapy techniques. Gerry is also a qualified swimming teacher and often combines hydrotherapy techniques with his physiotherapy skills.
Gerry has a special interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has completed a large number of post graduate courses including achieving accreditation with the Mackenzie MDT which enables him to specialise in back and neck problems.