physiotherapist westhill

Physiotherapy in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, UK

heather wood physiotherapist

Back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, sports injury?

I specialise in musculoskeletal problems, providing a professional Physiotherapy service in the
growing community of Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
Self referral - no need to see your GP first, unless you are claiming from an insurance policy.
I may ask you to see your GP if I think it advisable. I am registered as a service provider with
Private Medical Insurance companies. If you are claiming, please check with your provider
before making an appointment.

Contact me by phone or email now for assessment and treatment.

I'm here to help you, and here are some reasons why I can:

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1977 in Aberdeen, and worked in hospitals in the UK, Switzerland & Canada, before settling back in Aberdeenshire in 1991. I have worked in Private Practice since 1990, specialising in musculoskeletal problems.

At your visit to my clinic, I'll ask you some questions, and may need to examine you. We'll discuss how to deal with your problem. Then with your permission, treatment can begin. I often use manual therapy techniques, exercise and posture correction. Heat treatment, ice application, and ultrasound are among the modalities I may include. Sometimes all that's needed is reassurance and advice.

Continuing professional development is an essential part of being in any health profession. Amongst the many interesting and useful courses I've done over the years, I completed an Open University course in Social Science. A course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills has also shaped the way I help people, especially those with chronic or long-term pain. I've been a member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association since 1998, through which I keep up to date with the latest research into why and how we feel pain, and how we can influence it.

I believe in helping people holistically. I treat the whole person, because how you live your life may be affecting your problem - if not causing it, then possibly stopping you from getting better.

I also believe in promoting health in general – I think there's a lot more we can all do as individuals to prevent ill-health, reduce the risk of injury, and minimise the ageing process. In so doing we could save much in health service costs, as well as in pain and suffering. In this respect I try and lead by example, and practise what I preach. I'm only human too though! So while I encourage you to do your best in living as healthy a life as possible, I know that none of us is perfect.

Clinic hours - 9am to 530pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend appointments on an emergency only basis. Call and leave a message 24/7, I will answer as soon as I can.
Thank you for visiting my website. Let me know if I can help you with some Physiotherapy.

Heather Wood MCSP
Chartered Physiotherapist
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of Physio First (the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice)
Member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association
Quality Assured Practitioner status awarded by Physio First for 2019

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