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We have physiotherapists as part of our team. Physiotherapy can help people of all ages to improve movement and function caused by injury, illness, or disability. We work closely with a private company that supplies mobility equipment and wheelchairs.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help people of all ages to improve movement and function caused by injury, illness, or disability. Physiotherapists focus on improving gross motor skills, which are those that need full-body movement and involve the big muscles of the body to perform daily functions. These everyday functions include sitting upright, standing, walking, and running.

How is physiotherapy different from Occupational Therapy?

A physiotherapist helps improve the quality of movement of the body and an occupational therapist helps people carry out daily activities (occupations) that they want or need to do.

How physiotherapy and occupational therapy work together

Physiotherapists and occupational therapists sometimes work together with you to enable you to move safely and efficiently to carry out your daily activities as safely and independently as possible. We work together to help you gain the skills required to perform everyday functions to the best of your ability, independently and safely. For example, both physiotherapy and occupational therapy can help someone who wants to be more independent with getting dressed. Physiotherapy will work on improving balance, and occupational therapy will look at the whole activity and then find ways to adapt it which might include using new techniques or aids.

Who can benefit from physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:

  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
  • Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).

our physiotherapists

We are pleased to have two physiotherapists who work as part of our team to support the people we work with. Click the images below to view their individual profiles.

Samantha Humphrey
Claire Sturgess

Physiotherapists working with Kent Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapists working with us are registered with their governing body, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and are also with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This national regulator holds a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards of proficiency and who are bound by their standards of conduct, performance, and ethics.
The title ‘Physiotherapist’ is a legally protected title by law and only those registered with the HCPC can use it. Registered physiotherapists also undertake continuing professional development to ensure that they are aware of new clinical developments and research that can support and enhance their practice.

our team

Accreditations & Qualifications

All Our
Occupational Therapists

Are specialists in their field
Are professional members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
Have degrees in Occupational Therapy
Are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
Are up to date with statutory training and maintain high continued professional development and clinical supervision standards.
Are all DBS checked
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