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Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy: What is the difference?

You may wonder whether to use the words “physical therapy” or “physiotherapy”. What are the real differences?

You may be surprised, but physiotherapy and physical therapy are exactly the same and there is no difference between either of them. They are synonyms of each other.

The only difference that can be argued is what country you live in. In parts of the world like the UK, Canada, Australia and around Europe the profession is known as physiotherapy. If you live in the USA, they normally use physical therapy. Both terms carry a medical background, and both focus on the improvement of flexibility, range of motion and management of your pain, acute or chronic.

Both a physical therapist or a physiotherapist treat patients with various injuries or illnesses, but in practical terms there is no difference at all. The only difference is the terminology used in whatever country you live in.

Here at Home Physio Group we treat a range of conditions from elderly care, sporting injuries, neurological conditions, post-operative care, paediatric, acute pain, spinal disorders and many more.

We can treat all our patients in a place that is most convenient for them, at home, at work, or even at their care home. Our highly skilled professional physiotherapists will travel to you, taking the stress and travel time out of any journey, making it an overall stress free relaxed treatment session from beginning to the end.

To speak to our team of case managers, please contact us on 020 7096 0684 or you can complete the enquiry form on our website.

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All our physiotherapists are registered with the CSP and HCPC offering the highest standard of care

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you