What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is concerned with the musculoskeletal systems in the body; that is, conditions that affect joints, muscles and bones, and the tissues that connect them. Such problems may be due to illness, injury or disability and usually result in pain and/or problems with movement. Physiotherapists are not doctors and cannot prescribe drugs, but work alongside medical practitioners to provide a physical treatment.

Physiotherapists use a range of techniques to help people, including manual therapy, education and advice, movement and exercise, targeted rehabilitation and acupuncture.

At Truly Therapeutic in Chorley our aim is to use physiotherapy techniques to facilitate recovery so that our patients can return to full fitness at the earliest opportunity, or are able to manage long-term, acute conditions in such a way as to allow them to live a normal and independent life for as long as possible.


How could physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy has a number of benefits for people living with painful conditions or recovering from injury, including:

  • Restoring muscle flexibility
  • Restoring range of movement
  • Minimising or eliminating pain
  • Uninterrupted, pain-free sleep
  • Discontinuation or reduction in medication
  • Increased function and endurance at work and play
  • Return to sport


What sort of conditions can physiotherapy help with?

Physiotherapy can help with all musculoskeletal issues in both prevention and rehabilitation. It can also help manage long term conditions. Some of the common conditions our physiotherapists treat include:

  • Spinal pain - neck, middle and lower back regions, with or without referred pain into arms or legs
  • Shoulder pain - including ‘frozen shoulder’ and impingement
  • Elbow pain - including tennis elbow or golfers elbow
  • Trapped nerves - spinal related or not, pins and needles or numbness
  • Pulled or torn muscles - sports related injuries, post fall or after general activity
  • Stress/anxiety related pain - tightness to neck and shoulders, headaches
  • Post-surgery - general rehabilitation and specific post-surgery treatment protocols, including rehabilitation after joint replacement
  • Joint injury/sprain – after fracture or dislocation, damage to cartilage or ligaments, and joint instability
  • Degenerative conditions - overuse/repetitive strain, arthritis.


The physiotherapists at Truly Therapeutic, Chorley

Paula, Katie and Simon are all highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists. You can read about their individual experience here. What they have in common is a commitment to health and well-being and an approach to patient care that puts patients at the forefront of their own recovery.

When you attend your first physiotherapy appointment with us you will receive an advanced assessment of your condition resulting in a detailed treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, job and hobbies. Where appropriate manual hands-on therapy will be provided, and your physiotherapist will provide all the advice and support you need to support your treatment, for example by giving you exercises to do at home or by supplying information about your condition and its impact on your body.

To book an appointment please call us on 01257 367433 or email us or complete the contact form above and we will get back to you.

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Latest News

Sep 14, 2019

We are delighted to let you know about new services we have available!

1 hour Antenatal Massage

Kathryn our Sports Rehabiltation Therapist is now offering 1 hour Antenatal Massage. This is alongside her specialist training in Postnatal assessment, rehabilitation and Pilates. For more information please see our Massage page or Postnatal Pilates pages.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Debbie Olujic has joined the team and alongside her MSK and Pilates skills she is also highly trained in the assessment of treatment of neurological problems including post stroke care and parkinsons.

Equipment Pilates

Having completed our building renovations we now have a dedicated Pilates gym room and we are now offering small group and 1:1 sessions on our brand new Pilates equipment - we have 3 reformers, arc barrels and other pieces of equipment to offer a fantastic service for all levels of exercise and rehabilitation. For more information please go to out Equipment Pilates page.

Aug 5, 2019

Say hello to the newest member of the Truly Therapeutic Team - Debbie Olujic.

We are delighted to welcome Debbie into the team. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous NHS and private work specialising in MSK, neurology, exercise classes for people with stroke and Parkinsons, rheumatology, older peoples care and rehabilitation.

Debbie is also trained in APPI Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation/Relaxation.

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