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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are specialists in human movement and injury, who work together with patients to promote return of movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Treatments can consist of ‘hands-on’ treatment, exercise and education to help people of all ages improve health and manage their condition. Through education, awareness, and participation in their treatment patients are encouraged to be involved in their own care.

Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession and all physiotherapists employed in Forth Valley are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

What Do Physiotherapists Do?

Physiotherapists are involved in treating a huge range of conditions in outpatient, inpatient and community settings.

Patient Information Leaflets


Please click here for details of the Musculoskeletal Direct Helpline.  You do not need to see a GP to be referred for physiotherapy.

NHS Forth Valley specific information leaflets can be found in the NHS Forth Valley Patient Information Leaflets library.

If you would like to read information, advice and top tips for people with muscle or joint problems click here.

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