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Solent Physiotherapy - About Our Treatments


Physiotherapy (or Physical therapy) is a health-care profession that, is concerned with human movement and function, and aims to help people maximize potential.

Physiotherapy is distinguished from other health-care professions primarily by its treatment interventions, which include:

  • strengthening and therapeutic exercise programs
  • balance retraining
  • manual therapy techniques (massage, mobilization, manipulation) to reduce pain and stiffness
  • physical modalities such as ice and heat
  • electrical modalities such as TENS (electrical nerve stimulation) and ultrasound
  • gait retraining using walking devices such as walkers and crutches
  • general conditioning regimes

Some of the conditions that physiotherapists can treat include:

  • back and neck pain
  • spinal and joint conditions, such as arthritis
  • heart and lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia
  • sport-related injuries
  • stress incontinence
  • neurological conditions, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis

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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that originated around 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is based on the belief that the working of the human body is controlled by a life force called Qi (pronounced chee). This flows between the organs of the body along pathways called meridians or channels.

There are 12 meridians for the 12 main organs of the body, Qi energy must run in the correct strength through these channels for us to be healthy. Illness occurs when the flow of Qi is blocked or unbalanced.

Acupuncture points are located along the meridians. Needles are inserted in these places to unblock or alter the flow of Qi. This is thought to balance the proper flow of Qi and restore health.

There are no side effects to acupuncture, and it is a non-invasive form of treatment. When carried out by a fully trained and registered practitioner, acupuncture can be used by virtually everyone. It can be particularly helpful in releiving pain and people find that it can help both physical symptoms and mental conditions.

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Hydrotherapy is a very old form of treatment, using water to help heal aches and pains and restore movement in joints.

It can involve hot or cold water, but we use only a small, warm private pool in Lee on Solent.

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Solent Physiotherapy
Crofton Avenue
Lee on Solent
PO13 9NJ
(Link to Google Maps)

Tel 01329 663093

Specialising in:

Musculo-skeletal conditions
Spinal problems
Pre & post operative advice
Sports injuries
Chronic pain

Chartered society of physiotherapists
Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists


Health Professionals Council

We are recognised by all health insurers.


Solent Physiotherapy : Crofton Avenue : Lee on Solent : Gosport : Hampshire : PO13 9NJ