Physiotherapists help people affected by illness, injury or disability. Physiotherapists use exercise and manual therapy alongside advice and education to help people maintain and improve their health and maximise their independence.

Physiotherapists use a holistic approach to care.  This means that they will talk to you about any physical problems you may have and your emotional, psychological and social well-being. The most important part of physiotherapy is your involvement and participation in the treatment plan.

Physiotherapist and Physical Therapist are protected titles in the UK. This means that only people who have completed specific training (a degree) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council can call themselves a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals. This means that physiotherapists make their own clinical diagnoses and appropriate treatment choices.

To find out more about physiotherapy and physiotherapists, visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website

To find out about regulations of physiotherapists and to check that your physiotherapist is registered, visit the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) website

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Physiotherapy information