• Re-ignite your motivation for life.
  • Feel more attractive and confident.
  • Move towards a pain free life.
  • Give yourself a slimmer, more flexible and active body.
  • Recover more quickly and more fully following surgery.

What is Physiotherapy?



A Brief History of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy's origins date back to 1813 in Sweden for the treatment of gymnasts with massage manipulation and exercise. Physiotherapy as a profession was founded by four nurses in 1894 as the Society or Trained Masseuses. By 1900 it was recognised as a professional organisation and later in 1920 was awarded a royal charter, forming the Chartered Society of Massage and Medical Gymnastics. By 1944 the society became the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

"Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession concerned with human function, movement and maximising potential (CSP)". As a professional body it is regulated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Carers Profession Council (HCPC).

As each case is unique, a physiotherapist clinical diagnosis is based upon an assessment of previous medical history, work & life style. It also takes into account psychological, cultural & social factors. Physiotherapy training is comprehensive and physiotherapists’ skills are endorsed by GPs. This means that you can trust that you will receive a skilled and informed diagnosis of your problem.

How Does Physiotherapy Treat My Condition?

At Nicky Snazell's Pain Relief Clinic, we focus on neuro and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Our ultimate goal is to establish your maximum functional independence. Physiotherapists develop a personalised program to move you towards optimum musculoskeletal health. To achieve this, we combine our diagnostic listening skills, with hands on treatment, supported by our broad range of technology. Physiotherapists prescribe and monitor a lifestyle and exercise program with realistic and attainable goals.

Nicky Snazell's Pain Relief Clinic offers fully qualified physiotherapy to serve Stafford, Rugeley, Cannock and the surrounding areas. To compliment our treatment we can also provide information on healthy lifestyle, weight targets, diet & nutrition.