It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical,
psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health
It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. This definition is taken from the CSP curriculum framework 2003.
I first became aware of the profession at a young age. My friend suffered with cystic fibrosis and I remember admiring the health care workers who took care of her. I also had a keen interest in dance in particular ballet. Later on I was mainly interested in pursuing a vocational university degree which combined science and care. Physiotherapy seemed ideal.
Why work privately and not in the NHS?
I like the fact I have plenty of time with my clients. Working privately both myself and my clients have time to explore the problem at hand and reach solutions. I find it works better and people are much happier with the service they receive.
Can I get NHS funding or will my medical insurance give me cover?
Your GP or consultant can refer you but funding will need to be obtained from medical insurance or yourself. You can also opt to see a private Physiotherapist without a referral but this is not always covered by medical insurance. Physiotherapy can be provided on the NHS but there is often a long wait and having worked in the NHS there is limited time spent with the Physiotherapist.
What do you treat?
I can assess and treat a variety of conditions. I specialise in injuries, pain and symptoms arising from joints, muscles and nerves. This includes sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash to name a few. Mobility and pain arising from arthritis in the spine and other joints can be treated. Physiotherapy is excellent for restoring and maintaining mobility so we see many people after surgery. You are working with Chiropractors.
What is the difference between Chiropractors and Physiotherapists?
As a Physiotherapist I see my role as helping restore peoples function and movement and maximising potential. I use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in the individual's health status. My techniques include electrotherapy, acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation and manual treatments. Chiropractors have there own specialist hands on approach to ultimately reach the same goal which is restoring an individual's physical health. I imagine many people would benefit from either approach and sometimes a combined approach is beneficial. We are applying a combined approach at the BAC centre with some of our clients so they benefit from Chiropractic and Physiotherapy input.
When are you available?
I have availability mornings and afternoons during the week and some evenings also Saturdays. Another advantage is flexibility where you can access Physiotherapy at a time which suits you. Do you provide home visits? Yes. Physiotherapy can benefit people who cannot get out to access the clinic. I provide home visits and will also visit nursing and residential homes.
How are you contacted?
You can contact the centre to book an appointment or contact me directly if you have any queries.
Why work at the BAC Centre?
The BAC Centre has a friendly and professional team. The centre provides a clean and well equipped environment which is easy to access for my clients. All the staff there are very friendly and welcoming which is a bonus.
a.. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
b.. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
c.. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core."
The above definition is taken from the CSP curriculum framework (January 2002).
Hema is passionate towards Health Care services which led her to acquire qualifications in Physiotherapy from NTR University of Health Sciences, India in 2005. After the internship program she gained experience treating inpatients and out patients with Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic conditions. She developed an interest in specialising and acquired qualifications in Masters of Physiotherapy in 2009.
She has attended a number of seminars and workshops in manual therapy as part of her professional development. She has completed her dissertations in Muscle energy techniques versus conventional therapy for Peri arthritis shoulder and Rehabilitation for below knee amputation.
Hema is HPC and CSP registered member, strives to provide high standards of treatment and uses latest manual therapy techniques as a treatment approach and teaches specific exercise program to her clients. Hema is multilingual and can communicate comfortably with clients from all ethnic groups.
Hema joined Birmingham Acupuncture and Chiropractic Centre (BACC) in December 2011 and enhanced her skills & expertise within manual therapy, musculoskeletal, spinal & individual joint mobilisations. In her spare time she enjoys dancing and participates in community events.
Alina graduated in 2012 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy and has gained 2 years of experience working in hospital and private clinic in and out of UK.
During her rotations and work, Alina treated a big range of patients with neurology, muskolo-skeletal and respiratory pathologies, with acute and chronic presentations.
In Addition she developed her Physiotherapy skills working in orthopaedic, paediatric, cardiac and rehabilitation departments in hospital.
Alina is HCPC and CSP registered and she works in a patient oriented manner with attention and sensitivity. Alina is committed to provide high standard of clinical practice and uses her experience as a massage therapist and her skills in manual therapy to assist with her treatment outcome.
Gurjot Singh Bhogal is Chartered Physiotherapist and a Member of the Health and Care Professions Council. Gurjot Qualified at Coventry University with a BSc honours degree in 2009 and since has obtained a wide range of experience in a variety of areas of physiotherapy.
Within the NHS Gurjot has worked for Heart of England Foundation Trust and Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals Trust. His acute hospital experience ranges from trauma and orthopaedics, stroke and neurological rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, respiratory physiotherapy (ITU and cardiac wards) and medical wards.
Along side his public sector work Gurjot has experience in the private sector and also has worked voluntarily in sports physiotherapy for football, field hockey, olympic wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Gurjot is a senior physiotherapist specialising within musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has extensive knowledge on management of chronic pain. With all his clients he aims to improve strength, movement of joints and quality of life. Gurjot strives to provide high standards of treatment and uses latest exercise, soft tissue and manual therapy techniques for his clients.