Physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the alleviation of symptoms arising from problems in the Neuromusculoskeletal* system and uses therapeutic physical approaches to promote healing and to restore and maintain function and well-being.
* ‘Neuro’ – Nerves, ‘Musculo’ – Muscles & Tendons, ‘Skeletal’ – Joints, Bone, Cartilage & Ligaments
The Physiotherapy Team
At Roundwood we are justifiably proud of our expert team of male and female Physiotherapists. All of our Physiotherapists are Chartered (MCSP) and HCPC registered, and have a wealth of experience and expertise in a variety of different specialist areas. In particular, we have postural and spinal specialists and sports clinicians who have worked with top-level athletes.
Chartered physiotherapists differ from ‘sports injury therapists’ and ‘sports massage therapists’. Chartered Physiotherapists undergo 3 years’ training to the highest clinical standards in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Clinical Skills. This enables accurate, safe and effective diagnoses and treatments to be carried out.
In addition to their initial rigorous training, Chartered Physiotherapists have to undertake ongoing post-graduate training in order to satisfy the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements stipulated by their Professional body, the Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy (CSP). Adequate CPD is pre-requisite to eligibility for ongoing CSP and HPC registration.
Perhaps as importantly, Chartered Physiotherapists also have sufficient training to know when and what not to treat. In such cases your physio will be able to guide you to the most appropriate route of referral for a more appropriate medical diagnosis / tests / intervention. To this end Roundwood has excellent links and close professional contact with GPs and Consultants.
For your comfort and privacy, we treat in individual warm, clean, purpose-built treatment rooms in our Barnsley health clinic. Each is well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and variable-height treatment couches. We also have an on-site gym and good links with and reputable Pilates classes.
Clients may self-refer for assessment, advice and treatment. Alternatively, referrals may be made by insurance companies, solicitors, GPs or consultants, with whom we have excellent links.
Medical Insurance Cover
The clinic is recognised by all major health insurance companies eg BUPA, AXAPPP, Westfield, HSA and is the preferred provider for many of them. Patients may reclaim their costs subject to the terms and conditions of their cover.