Welcome to Park House Physiotherapy Clinic
Welcome to Park House physiotherapy Clinic for private treatment within the comfortable surroundings of an old farmhouse.
The clinic, established in 1996, is run by Deborah Cheetham who qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 1981.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means rather than by drugs helping to restore movement and function to as near normal as possible.
It is a healthcare profession with a science foundation and is held to be within the sphere of conventional rather than alternative medicine.
A formal definition
A more formal definition of physiotherapy comes from the 2002 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Curriculum Framework:
"It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status.
Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery.
The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core."
What to expect when you visit a Chartered Physiotherapist in Private Practice
The Physiotherapists will first take a detailed history of your condition together with any relevant past medical history.
A physical assessment will then be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis of your problem. The physiotherapist will discuss with you a proposed treatment plan and will give you an estimate as to the length of treatment required and the probable outcome of your treatment.
The initial assessment will probably last up to one hour and subsequent treatment sessions will last between thirty and forty-five minutes.
Every opportunity will be given to you to ask questions about your condition and advice regarding its management and prevention in the future.