AMPTHILL & FLITWICK PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC
Frequently Asked Questions
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. It is often caused by the swelling of tissue, which creates pressure on the nerves and leads to discomfort. This is important to know as pain is a useful mechanism to alert you to a problem, and stops you from damaging your body further.
It should always, therefore, be taken seriously. Pain can affect many areas of the body, and particularly the lower back, head, neck, joints and legs. It can result from injuries and arthritis, and can also manifest itself in the form of rheumatic and period pain.
Physiotherapists undertake many years of training and have a detailed understanding of how the body works. Chartered Physiotherapists study full-time for three of four years at University. During this time they will complete over 1000 hours of clinical practice in a number of different specialities. They promote good health by encouraging their patients to follow the advice they have given with reference to maintaining physical functions of the body.
Physiotherapy Organisations Physio First
Physio First is the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice it is an occupational group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and as such is formally recognised by the Council of Chartered Society as representing the interests of its self-employed members.
The Health Professional Council (HPC)
The Health Professional Council is the regulatory body for many health professions. Under current law only qualified people are registered with the Health Professional Council.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body of the UK's 47,000 Chartered Physiotherapists and physiotherapy students and assistants. All Physiotherapists are members of the CSP and will have either MCSP (Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) or FCSP (Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.