“Keeping your health at the centre of what we do”

Physiotherapy Services

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.

Physiotherapy is provided by specially trained and regulated practitioners called physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists often work as part of a multidisciplinary team in various areas of medicine and settings, including:

•Hospitals
•Community health centres or clinics
•Some GP surgeries
•Some sports teams, clubs, charities and workplaces

When is physiotherapy used?

Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
•Bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
•Brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
•Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
•Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis

What physiotherapists do

Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.
Some of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:
•Education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries

•Movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body
•Manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body

There are other techniques that may sometimes be used, such as exercises carried out in water (hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy) or acupuncture.

Private sector

Physiotherapists in Gibraltar can also work in the private sector. If you decide to see a private physiotherapist, make sure they are a fully qualified member of a recognised professional body, such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

‘Physiotherapy’ is a protected title and all physiotherapists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Being registered with the HCPC means your practitioner is working within defined professional standards.
To find out if a physiotherapist is registered with the HCPC you can search https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/ .

Information Leaflets\Exercise Guides:

Achilles tendinopathy info sheet

ACL Post OP Info and Protocol leaflet

Advanced level Knee class information for staff

ANKLE FRACTURE; ADVICE FOLLWOING REMOVAL OF CAST

Ankle sprains

BACK PAIN ARTHIRITIS UK

BACK PAIN AX AND INFO SHEET ARTHRIITIS UK

BACK PAIN EX SHEET ARTHIRITIS UK

BACK PAIN EXS ARTHIRITIS UK

BACK STRETCH Back_Book

FROZEN SHOULDER – ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS SHEET

full weight bearing ankle

KNEE PAIN EXERCISE SHEET ARTHIRITIS UK

KNEE PAIN EXERCISES AND ADVICE ARTHIRITIS UK

Living with a Shoulder Sling

Low knee class circuit sheet

Lower Level Knee Class Patient Info

NECK PAIN ARTHIRITIS UK

NECK PAIN EX SHEET ARTHIRITIS UK

NECK PAIN INFO AND EX ARTHIRITIS UK

Non weight bearing ankle

Patient intermediate knee info sheet

PF exercises

PLANTAR FASCIITIS INFO SHEET

Sciatica patient info sheet

Shoulder Dislocation Information Sheet

shoulder impingement information sheet

SPINAL STENOSIS