Physiotherapy is the use of physical approaches in the prevention and treatment of disease and disability.
Physiotherapists are highly trained medical professionals who will have had experience of all areas of medical specialities during their extensive training - from intensive care units in hospitals to sports injury clinics
Whilst commonly associated with joint and muscle problems physiotherapists may equally well be found working with children, stroke and road traffic victims or respiratory disease.
A key element of the physiotherapeutic approach, apart from rehabilitation of an injury, is prevention of further damage or recurrence. Physiotherapists treat injury by speeding up the body’s natural healing process. They also help to reduce pain, improve mobility and minimise the immediate effects of an injury, thus preventing an ongoing chronic condition developing.
Mark Potter MCSP DSA(CSP)
Mark trained and served as a physiotherapist in the Royal Army Medical Corps for many years, gaining extensive experience in the management of a wide range of conditions, especially those affecting the musculo-skeletal system.
He continues to be heavily involved in the treatment of sports injuries arising from all disciplines at all levels - from amateur to professional and club to Olympic standards. He has close links with most sports clubs within the area, in particular Worthing Rugby Football Club, Worthing Hockey Club and Worthing and District Harriers.
Christine Potter MCSP
Christine trained as a civilian student with the Services, and has since worked extensively in all fields of physiotherapy. She spent 5 years specialising in Rheumatology and ran a very successful Chronic Back Pain Programme. It is Christine who provides most of our outreach services and through this has gained valuable experience in the treatment of the elderly.