How Physiotherapists Can Help To Treat Bell’s Palsy

resolve-physio-logoBell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis and results from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII, more commonly known as the facial nerve. People affected by Bell’s palsy are unable to control facial muscles on the affected side and in many cases, the eye can’t be closed. This type of paralysis most commonly occurs overnight and most people suffering from Bell’s palsy start to regain their normal facial function within three weeks of its onset.

The symptoms of Bell’s palsy can be quite varied, with some people noticing a mild numbness of the face, whilst other people suffer paralysis to one side of the face and extremely rarely, it can result in total facial paralysis. The most common recommended treatment for Bell’s palsy is Prednisolone, a steroid which helps to reduce inflammation and help speed up recovery. In most cases, sufferers are advised to take Prednisolone tablets twice a day for ten days.

Physiotherapy for Bell’s Palsy

Most people recover within a relatively short period of time, however, if they have not fully recovered within three months, further treatments are required as there is a risk of extensive nerve damage. In some cases, Physiotherapy can help to re-educate and re-sensitise the affected nerves.

Physiotherapy treatment of Bell’s palsy can include:

• Strengthening exercises

• Facial massage

• Acupuncture

Physiotherapists will always treat each person as an individual, depending on how they are affected by Bell’s palsy. To help stimulate the nerves, and help to maintain and strengthen the affected facial muscles, a range of different exercises can be taught. By re-educating the affected muscles, patients stand to prevent permanent contractures. As the symptoms can range considerably in severity, so to can the exercises specified to treat Bell’s palsy.

As well as providing treatments to help in strengthening the muscles and increasing the sensitivity of the nerves, physiotherapists can also assist in pain relief.

Before physiotherapy exercises
Before starting exercises that are prescribed by a physiotherapist, patients can help to stimulate their facial muscles, particularly those around the cheek, lips and tongue, by rubbing an ice cube wrapped in a damp cloth across their face; from the lips, across the cheek and to the ear. To stimulate the inside of the mouth, the cloth can be removed and the ice can be used to stroke the inside of the cheek, along with the lips and tongue.

At Resolve Physiotherapy, our senior physiotherapist Andy is highly experienced in treating people suffering from Bell’s palsy and helping to improve facial function.  If you have been affected by Bell’s palsy and your doctor has recommended that physiotherapy could help to improve your recovery, you can call 0121 293 0237 to book an appointment with Andy.

How Can Physiotherapy Help Someone Suffering From Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain?

The Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs), or jaw joints, are the most used joints in the body and play one of the most important roles in everyday activity. Our TMJs allow us to breathe, eat, speak and express ourselves. When the joints are damaged, known as TMJ dysfunction, it can be very difficult for sufferers to resume these normal activities and it can result in painful consequences. Physiotherapy can diagnose the cause of TMJ dysfunction and treat the joints to lessen pain and improve or resolve the injury. Physiotherapists who specialise in treating TMJ dysfunction offer sufferers personalised exercises and expert advice, to ensure normality and health beyond treatment.

What Causes TMJ Pain?

This musculoskeletal disorder can result from many genetic or inflicted incidents and issues, though its most common causes include:

• Masticatory muscle dysfunction: muscles of the jaw and muscles used to chew
• Bruxism: Those that clench their jaw or grind the teeth put pressure on the TMJs and cause asymmetrical movement
• Derangement or displacement of the TMJ articular disc
• Occlusal problems such as an incorrect bite

TMJ dysfunction can be aggravated by orthodontic treatment that causes misalignment in the jaw, whiplash or trauma to the chin, infection, or even stress. Although many with TMJ dysfunction may not experience pain, there are a number of other symptoms such as clicking, popping or grinding of the jaw, and the inability to fully open or close it. Sufferers can also experience headaches or dizziness, ear pain and upper neck pain.

If you are suffering from TMJ dysfunction, it could be very painful and you may be unable to eat, talk, or function as usual. This can be a very frustrating problem and if prolonged, could cause serious damage. Physiotherapists can give sufferers an understanding of TMJ dysfunction and the cause of their pain, and provide the most suitable therapy process. This way patients can get the best possible treatment solution tailored to their individual needs and situation, with honest expectations for recovery.

How Physiotherapy Works

A TMJ physiotherapist with advanced training in jaw dysfunction, such as those at Resolve Physiotherapy can competently assess your pain and problem with your TMJs. They examine factors including the range of jaw motion, tension and length of the surrounding muscles, and pattern of movement. This way they can quickly identity the issue to offer the most suited corrective treatment, or refer you to the most relevant health professional.

Your physiotherapist will create a personalised treatment plan for TMJ pain, to improve strength, flexibility, positioning and overall functioning of the TMJs. Exercises and treatments generally prescribed involve posture improvement, relaxation exercises, massaging, dry needling or joint mobilisation and stabilisation practices. Physiotherapy is ideal for TMJ pain as exercises can be assisted and treatment is gentle. Your physiotherapist will be able to provide special guidance to help patients achieve optimum recovery – most improve within a few weeks of commencing TMJ treatment.

At Resolve Physiotherapy our specialists are experts in injury management. We are committed to individualised treatment plans built around our patients’ needs and lifestyles, and offer a wide range of therapy solutions and support so that patients can heighten recovery outside of treatment sessions. If you’re suffering from TMJ pain, joint dysfunction or other sports injuries, we’d be happy to advise you. For more information please contact the Resolve Physiotherapy practice on 0121 293 0237 or visit our website.

Backcare Awareness Week 2015

From the 7th-11th of October, it will be Backcare Awareness Week in the UK. The event is organised by BackCare, the charity for healthier backs; its aim is not only to raise awareness of the problems that can be caused by back pain, but also the prevention and treatment of back pain.

Back pain is experienced by around 4 in every 5 adults at some point in their life time and can be caused by a wide variety of things; from playing sport, picking up a heavy box without bending your knees, or even just by sitting in one position for too long. Musculoskeletal disorders like back pain are one of the most common reasons for people being off sick from work, however, in many cases, this can be prevented.

By making a few simple changes and ensuring that your work station is set up correctly for you, you can go a long way towards preventing back pain. If you do suffer back pain as a result of sitting for too long at your desk, physiotherapy can help you to carry on working.  At Resolve Physiotherapy, we are able to provide tailored occupational health physiotherapy for every work environment, including in-house physiotherapy services. By helping to ensure that all staff are in good physical health, we are able to help reduce the amount of workers off sick and increase productivity.

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How can physiotherapy help back pain?

Physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment for treating and managing back pain and can help to speed up recovery from injury, as well as helping to prevent the same problem from occurring again. A physiotherapist will check if your back pain may be connected to a serious health problem.  A thorough assessment allows them to find the reason for your back pain and decide on the best way to treat it and prevent future problems.

As well as a plethora of manual treatments, physiotherapists can also provide advice on exercises that will help to relieve back pain, prevent it recurrence and advise on pain relief methods. When it comes to developing a treatment plan, a physiotherapist will always formulate a plan that is designed for the individual, based on the cause of your back pain, taking into account any relevant medical history. Physiotherapy treatment can differ greatly from patient to patient.  At Resolve Physiotherapy we always take a patient’s personal goals into account when devising a treatment plan for back pain.

If you are suffering from niggling back pain, whether it was caused by picking up heavy parcels or sitting too long whilst driving or at work, get in touch with Resolve Physiotherapy today to see how we can help you. Call the team on 0121 293 0237 to arrange an appointment.

Prevent Running Injuries Before They Take Control

Running has always been a popular activity amongst people of all shapes and sizes, whether they choose to go out for a gentle jog a couple of times a week to keep fit, or if they run competitively on a regular basis.  It is something which anyone can start at any time – provided they have the right footwear and are prepared to build up their speed and distance slowly.

However, a lot of people are put off from running, as they may have developed an injury from running in the past, or they feel it is too high impact for their body.  Whilst running can commonly cause problems such as shin splints, runner’s knee or plantar fasciitis, runners can take action to prevent these injuries from occurring in the first place.


Prevention is better than cure

At Resolve Physiotherapy, we strongly believe that prevention is better than the cure, so it makes sense to come along for a check-up before taking up running.  We will look at how you’re made up in terms of body alignment, as well as checking for any areas of stiffness, weakness or muscular imbalance you may have that could lead to pain or injury as you get stuck into your training.  We can also discuss any previous injuries with you, and provide help and advice on how to develop a running style which hopefully won’t aggravate these old injuries.

Supportive footwear

When taking up any kind of sport, but particularly something as high impact as running, it is vital that you wear the correct footwear.  Don’t be tempted into just pulling on your old trainers as ‘they’ll do’ whilst you decide whether you want to persevere with running. It’s likely that your old trainers won’t provide the support your feet and lower legs really need.  Supporting your feet in the optimal position will ensure that you use the entire lower limb in the correct manner, thus reducing the chance of stress related injuries.  At Resolve Physiotherapy we are fully trained to provide a range of custom and semi-custom orthotics for your running shoes to optimise and correct the position of the foot.

Don’t ignore any niggles

Once you get started on your training programme, don’t ignore any niggling pains.  Whilst it is normal to experience achy muscles for a day or two after a run, particularly if you are new to an exercise regime, you really shouldn’t try to fight through pain in an attempt to run it off.   Muscular aches can be eased by regular sports massage by one of our expert massage therapists.  Preparing tissues for the demands of sport and regular maintenance massages are key to reaching your PB’s and ensuring you recover well after a run.  However, pain is a different matter.  Runners are renowned for ignoring niggles.  DON’T.  Visit a physiotherapist who can find out the cause of the pain, so that they can help to rectify the issue.  It may be that you have some weakness in certain muscles or ligaments, in which case you could benefit from carrying out some simple stretches or exercises for the affected area.

Work on all round fitness

Global muscle strength will help to ensure that you run symmetrically without favouring one side.  Don’t be tempted to purely focus on running.  Cross training is key to success, you could carry out some core stability exercises with particular focus on your obliques, some gluteal activation exercises,  and foam roll your thoracic area and legs regularly. Swim, or exchange your run for a bike ride – this will all help to improve your overall fitness, mobility and strength, contributing to a stronger, faster run.

If you are thinking about taking up running, or if you are currently experiencing some niggles when out jogging, get in touch with Resolve Physiotherapy to see how we can help you perform at your best and pain free. Please call the team on 0121 293 0237.

How Physiotherapy Can Help get your summer of Golf Back on Track

golf injuriesWhilst it isn’t often thought of as one of the most energetic sports and is played by people of all ages throughout the world, golf requires more athletic fitness and ability than many people would think. On average, an 18 hole round of golf can include walking as far as 8km, requiring up to 12,000 steps and burning off as many as 15,00 calories. With this in mind, golf is an endurance sport, however, strength, explosive power and flexibility are just as important.

As a result of walking such a distance and repetitive forceful movements, injuries to certain areas of the body can be very common for golfers.  This particularly can affect the lower back, hips, shoulder, elbow and wrist, depending on which side of the body they lead from when striking the ball. Whilst golf injuries can be common, in many cases, physiotherapy can help prevent these injuries from occurring and/or help you to recover quickly and get back on the course as soon as possible:

Lower back injuries

Non-specific lower back pain is one of the most regularly seen golfing injuries. In most cases, a lack of hip strength coupled with poor flexibility of the mid spine, or poorly executed technique are the cause. Lower back pain can make it difficult to make certain movements, making playing golf and taking part in some other activities difficult. Lower back pain is often described as non-specific, as it isn’t clear where the real pain and problem is.

When attempting to overcome non-specific lower back pain, although it is advisable to avoid too much excessive movement when the problem first develops, extended rest is not a good idea. You should try to stay mobile to help bring back normal movement and reduce pain. As the cause and symptoms can be different for the individual, a physiotherapist can advise on the source of the problem and the best plan to solve it. Physiotherapists will often also treat lower back injuries through manual therapy, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation and will be able to give advice on the best ways to make specific movements.

Shoulder injuries

Rotator cuff injuries are common amongst golfers. The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles in the shoulder that play an important part in the control and movement of the shoulder joint.  Injuries are often caused by excessive force and sudden rapid movement or deceleration, such as when swinging a golf club, or due to degeneration. Older golfers are often more likely to suffer from such shoulder problems.

Physiotherapy treatment depends on how severe the injury is. Physiotherapists aim to return the shoulder to its optimum function, through a range of structured exercises. To help with pain relief, they can provide a number of manual therapy techniques. In some cases, taping techniques can also help to aid recovery.

golf injuryElbow injuries

Strangely enough, tennis elbow is much more common in golfers than golfer’s elbow, as golfers are much more likely to suffer injury to the outside of the elbow. Elbow injuries are often the result of excessive loading or a rapid increase in loading, often due to training techniques or tissues of the elbow and wrist struggling to adapt.

Depending on the stage of injury, a physiotherapist would treat tennis elbow with a range of different approaches. Through introducing structured stretches and exercises, physiotherapists can help to increase the elbow tissue’s ability to withstand loads. Manual therapy, dry needling, ultrasound therapy and taping techniques can also successfully help to reduce pain and speed up recovery.

Wrist injuries

The wrists are prone to injury, as they have to work hard during the golf swing. Common causes for wrist injuries include high force traumas from hitting thick grass or sand, rapid increased loading, excessive loading, or in some cases, faulty technique.

In the case of a traumatic wrist injury, a physiotherapist attempts to reduce swelling and in some cases, bleeding. They may follow the PRICE protocol, or the POLICE PROTOCOL which may be more suitable:


  • Protection
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation


  • Protection
  • Optimal loading
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

If you are suffering from golf related injuries or concerned about the risk of injury, call us today on 0121 293 0237 to see how a physiotherapist can help you to recover, and get your summer of golf back on track.

How Physiotherapists Can Treat Tennis Injuries

With Wimbledon about to start, the whole nation is getting ready to go mad for tennis from the 29th June through to the 12th July. As well as arm chair enthusiasts, many people are also likely to be drawn to try the sport for the first time, or perhaps re-join a tennis club to get back into the sport. Whilst it is a great and enjoyable activity, tennis can also be very strenuous on the body, particularly when played at a high level. As a result, certain injuries are quite common.

The high speed of racquet impact, constant twisting and turning, repetition and sudden changes of direction can put a lot of pressure on certain parts of the body, particularly the joints. Ankle, knee, hip, spine, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries can be quite common. Injuries can also differ based on the surface a game of tennis is played on; whilst most sports are played on one particular surface, tennis is a sport that can be played on a wide variety of surfaces, including grass and artificial grass, clay and hard court surfaces.


The most common tennis injuries?

One of the best known injuries has to be tennis elbow, however, this injury is not actually very common amongst tennis players. In fact, the most commonly occurring tennis injuries generally involve the lower limbs. Due to the constant speed and direction changes involved in a game of tennis, there is always a risk of injury to the ankles, knees and thighs. Players will commonly go from sprinting, to having to suddenly stop, pivot and change direction to follow the ball.

Upper limb injuries are also quite common. Injuries to the wrists, elbows and shoulders are most often caused by repetitive, or high velocity movements when striking the ball at speed. Upper limb injuries are usually related to overuse. Back injuries can also occur due to the need to hit groundstrokes, combined with the need for rotation as you change direction quickly, and overextension as you reach for a shot, or serve.

How can physiotherapy help to prevent and treat tennis injuries?

Whether you are a professional athlete, or a weekend tennis enthusiast, Physiotherapists can help with a wide variety of common tennis injuries and help you to rehabilitate getting you back out on the court as soon as possible. At Resolve Physiotherapy, we believe that prevention is better than cure so if you’re concerned about he risk of injury – we can take a look at you to identify and potential cause of injury and put plans into place to stop that from happening.  In the unfortunate case of injury – we tailor our treatments to you individually and develop the ideal programme to allow you to get back to fitness and enjoy your sport. We always carry out a thorough assessment to evaluate how your joints and muscles are functioning, before deciding on the best treatment plan.

Our approach is hands-on supported by a series of graded exercises and electrotherapies to help return the function and range of movement in the affected area to normal. We commonly treat injuries such as:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Calf strains
  • Lower back pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Wrist sprains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Patella tendonopathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Whilst some injuries may prevent you from partaking in sport altogether, physiotherapists can also provide advice on how to continue playing whilst suffering from problems such as Patella tendonopathy, by making modifications to how often you play, or by making changes to the intensity of your play. In many cases, supportive taping can be used to help the player continue with their sport.

As well as treating sports injuries, Resolve Physiotherapy can also offer sports massage treatments to help prepare the body for sport, making injury less likely and helping you to recover more quickly after training or competing.

How Does Physiotherapy Differ From Osteopathy and Chiropractic?

A commonly asked question from patients, both first time and returning, is “What is the difference between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic”. Although the Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic are all primary healthcare professions and there are many similarities between the three, each form of treatments are based on different ideologies; as a result, training, diagnosis and treatment techniques differ considerably.



Firstly, Physiotherapy is all about recovery. If someone is affected by an injury, whether at work, through sport or in any other situation, or when someone is affected with an illness of disability, a physiotherapist aims to restore all movement and function in the affected area back to its optimum level, allowing the patient to stay independent, stay in work or get back to sporting activities.

A Physiotherapist commonly treats a number of the body’s systems, including the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapy and joint manipulation
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound

At Resolve Physiotherapy, we are experts in injury management, helping to cure pain and bodily dysfunction stemming from a number of injuries and illnesses. We regularly work with people who are injured at work and help develop solutions that will help them to remain at work, or get back to work as soon as possible. We also work with patients suffering with sports injuries and provide antenatal and postnatal Physiotherapy services for soon to be and new mothers.

All treatments are tailor designed for each patient, based on their individual problems and requirements


Osteopathy focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and their effects on health in general. An Osteopath believes that the body is essentially its own treasure chest, and by treating imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, the body can be returned to equilibrium.

When deciding on the right treatment plan, Osteopaths focus on a patient’s medical history, as well as their lifestyle to decide on the most suitable treatment methods. Similarly to Physiotherapy, Osteopaths use a number of manual techniques to treat a range of problems as well as advising on exercises and lifestyle.


Chiropractors specialise in diagnosing, treating and preventing neuro-musculoskeletal disorders and their effects on the function of the nervous system, as well as a person’s general health. Whereas a Physiotherapist works on restoring the movement or function of a particular body part and Osteopathy looks at treating the body as a whole, Chiropractic treatment focuses on the spine.

Chiropractic treatment involves a number of careful manipulations to the spine or other areas of the body that aren’t functioning as well as they should, as well as advising on exercise, diet and lifestyle.

If you would like to learn more about Physiotherapy and find out more about Physiotherapy treatment, please call Resolve Physiotherapy on 0121 293 0237 or visit

Occupational Health – Reducing the Risks of MSDs in the Workplace

As musculoskeletal disorders continue to be a problem in the workplace, costing businesses masses of money in terms of absenteeism (commonly between £100 and £350 per day), it is essential that steps are taken to stop MSDs from occurring and for businesses to do what they can to help suffering employees get back to work as quickly and as effectively as possible.

MSDs do not only occur in occupations where large amounts of manual work is involved, but are also extremely common for workers in an office environment. In some cases, sitting at a desk for hours a day can have just as detrimental effect on the body as heavy lifting or being on your feet for hours at a time.

In order for employers to make sure their staff have safe and comfortable working conditions, they should arrange for an ergonomic assessment of the workstation. This assessment helps to evaluate the ergonomic layout of a seated computer workstation and helps to highlight any potential risks for strain on the body that could lead to MSDs. Staff should also ensure that they are comfortable at work and report any problems to their employer.

So how can I ensure that my workstation is well organised and less likely to lead to musculoskeletal problems?

To make sure that your working conditions are not causing you ill health and decreasing your productivity, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Is the top of your monitor’s screen at your eye level?

Making sure the top of your screen is at eye level or just below helps you to keep the correct posture to reduce strain on your body. Try to keep your neck comfortably upright when looking at your monitor. It is worth noting that if you wear bifocal lenses in your glasses, you should place your screen lower and tilt it upwards to ensure that you are looking at the screen through the bottom part of the lens that helps you to see close up.

Is the screen a minimum of 50cm away from your eyes?

If you are using an average sized monitor, you should aim to be around 50cm away from the screen, or 40cm if you wear bifocal lenses.

Are your wrists flat as you type?

By keeping your wrists flat, you create a relatively straight line from elbows to knuckles, helping you to keep a comfortable upright posture.

Are your shoulders relaxed?

You should always position your keyboard so that your shoulders remain relaxed as you use a computer, keeping your chest open.

Can you adjust the height and angle of your chair, keyboard and monitor?

You should be able to adjust your chair, keyboard and monitor to ensure that you are sat in a position that is comfortable for you. Sitting in the same position for too long can also cause a build-up of stresses and strains in the body, so you should aim to change your posture periodically, adjusting your chair, keyboard and monitor to suit this.

Are your feet flat on the floor?

When seated, your feet should be flat on the floor, with your hips at around 90° angle, helping to reduce strain on the lower back.

If you are unable to carry out any of these steps to organise your workstation or feel that you are suffering from musculoskeletal problems, you should report this to your employer and seek an appropriate solution, or treatment if you are suffering from pain that limits your productivity.

At Resolve Physiotherapy, we can provide tailored occupational health physiotherapy services for all working environments. As all workplaces are different, we can adjust our approach to suit each environment. As well as taking steps to prevent workplace injury, we also utilise a wide selection of extremely effective, clinically proven approaches to help treat MSDs and other workplace injuries.

By ensuring that their staff are kept in good physical health by providing an in house physiotherapy service, businesses can stand to hugely improve staff retention and reduce absences. In the long term, this can help businesses to save large amounts of money.

In addition to providing in house physiotherapy services, we can also help to facilitate a managed return to work for injured members of staff, particularly if alternative or modified duties are required to ensure their quick return to work and continued health. For more information, please call us on 0121 293 0237 or visit

Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace – How Physiotherapy Can Help

physiotherapyIn Britain, some of the most commonly reported work related conditions are musculoskeletal disorders, otherwise known as MSDs, with almost a third of all sick time taken off work attributed to this. MSDs can be quite painful, considerably affecting the muscles, joints, tendons and all other supporting tissues and often reduce the normal range of activity in the affected area of the body.

MSDs are a huge problem as they can have a massive effect on productivity in the work place as suffering staff are not able to concentrate properly on their daily tasks, or in some cases, are forced to be absent from work, leaving their employers paying them sick pay whilst the work load does not drop. By not taking the right steps to prevent MSDs in the workplace, businesses can stand to lose money.

MSDs can occur in practically every workplace, preventing employees from being able to carry out their jobs properly. Common causes of MSDs in the workplace include, but are not exhaustive of:

  • Repetitive movements – this is quite common with people who work in a job where it is necessary to continually make the same movements, for example, people working at a desk will likely be typing or using a mouse all day.
  • Uncomfortable working positions – although most office based employees will spend most of the day sitting, this does not necessarily mean that they are comfortable. Sitting for long periods in an uncomfortable chair, or sitting awkwardly to look at a computer monitor or use a mouse can lead to a number of musculoskeletal problems.
  • Manual handling – manual handling consists of activities such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and lowering. If employees do not stretch off properly and carry out manual handling activities in an unsafe manner, MSDs are much more likely.
  • Working too long without taking a break -  By working too long without stopping to take a break, there is much more strain on the musculoskeletal system.
  • Display screen equipment – This relates to computer workstations, laptops, touch screens and any other devices that feature a display screen. However, any type of computer or desk related equipment can relate to DSE and can be related to MSDs.

If you suffer from MSDs at work, there are a number of steps that you can take to try to prevent this, however, you should always report any musculoskeletal problems to your employer and seek appropriate treatment rather than suffering more.

Physiotherapy can help to treat a wide range of MSDs and other workplace injuries, helping individuals to avoid taking time off work, or help them to get back to work and carry out their normal duties without pain. In the case of an employee returning to work after a longer bout of MSD, in some cases, when their job or their environment may have to be modified as a result of their injury, a physiotherapist can help to manage their return to work. As well as treating the individual, a physiotherapist may also make recommendations for changes that can be made to the working environment to help prevent a repeat of the injury and other possible complaints.

Businesses can benefit considerably from physiotherapy services, not only delivering an extremely cost effective treatment to injured employees, but also helping to return them to work in as quick a time and as effectively as possible, helping to maintain a productive, and more importantly, healthy workforce.

To find out more about how physiotherapy in Sutton Coldfield can help to treat and prevent MSDs, you can visit the Resolve Physiotherapy website.