What is Physiotherapy?

The role of the Physiotherapist is to assess and manage children and adults with movement disorders, disability or illness. The aim of the Physiotherapist is to help the client reach their full potential through health promotion, preventative healthcare, physical intervention, advice and support.


What do Physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists treat people of all ages with a wide range of needs, helping and advising both carers and clients in ways to help themselves. Physiotherapists use various skills including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, provision of orthotics and mobility aids, and electro physical treatments to relieve pain, aid recovery and restore function.

Some physical problems that your local physiotherapist can treat include:

  • Spinal and joint problems
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Sports injuries and injuries following an accident
  • Helping after hip, knee and other joint replacements
  • Regaining and maintaining mobility and independence
  • Rehabilitation after falls
  • Treating patients following stroke
  • Management of neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, cerebral palsy
  • Treatment and management of some respiratory conditions
  • Management of male and female continence


Where to get Treatment?

Community Physiotherapy is available in Queen Margaret Hospital, Health Centres, GP practices and Clinics throughout Dunfermline and West Fife.

If you are housebound there are physiotherapists who can visit you in your own home.


Specialist Areas of Service.

  • Adult Musculoskeletal Service
  • Community older peoples services
  • ICASS Community Care
  • Injection Therapy
  • Learning Disability Team Physiotherapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pelvic Health Service
  • Neurology Physio Service
  • Respiratory Care COPD

For further help and information please contact Physio Dept, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline on 01383 627032.


Related Websites

Fife Pain Info

NHS 24 Musculoskeletal Zone



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