Why people see us

Do you have muscular or joint pain? Do you have pain or limited movement following surgery, an accident or an injury? Do you have back or neck pain or suffer from headaches? Is a cardiac condition hindering you from performing your normal activities of daily living? Are you suffering from arthritis? Do you experience difficulty moving as a result of a stroke, Parkinson's disease or another condition? Have you lost strength and balance as a result of aging? All of the above and more are reasons to see us.

Physiotherapists use their manual skills including massage and joint mobilisation, they prescribe therapeutic exercises, and they use physical agent modalities such as ultrasound to treat a variety of conditions and to help individuals restore or attain normal functional movement.

In this section

Arthritic complaints

One of the major complaints in patients seeking the help of a physiotherapist is arthritis. With physiotherapy, the arthritis sufferer can learn to live comfortably with a disease that would otherwise be crippling. Read more →

Back problems

Back problems may be the result of an injury, a degenerative disease, poor posture or even infection. Besides treatment, your physiotherapist will educate you in ways of preventing your back problems from recurring and/or train you to... Read more →

Core stability

What is core stability. What muscles form the core. How do the Surrey based Physiotherapists train core stability?... Read more →


Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects the body's ability to transport and utilise glucose. This means that digested carbohydrates remain in the blood instead of getting into the cells of the body where they are needed to provide... Read more →

Ergonomic consulting

Ergonomics deals with the design of the workplace to maximise productivity by reducing worker discomfort and fatigue. Because physiotherapists are knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology and psychology, they are well... Read more →


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that manifests itself among other things in widespread pain and tenderness, fatigue, weakness in the limbs, poor sleep and low grade fever. Read more →


Physiotherapy can help you regain or improve your flexibility so you can look and feel better and function at your optimum. Working with our Surrey Physiotherapists can help you improve your flexibility to achieve better function.... Read more →

Injury prevention

A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. Let's take a look at some ways we can help you prevent injury. Read more →


Many women who have had breast cancer surgery or radiation treatment develop swelling in the arms known as lymphedema. Read more →

Mobility independence

This article looks at the types of mobility aids and adaptations that make mobility as safe as possible for the physically impaired. Read more →

Motor vehicle accident rehabilitation

Physiotherapy is involved in all phases of rehabilitation, from the acute stage through to recovery. We treat patients who have suffered whiplash injuries and provide rehabilitation following fractures and major trauma. Read more →

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body's immune system attacks itself. The disease affects the central nervous system which comprises of the brain and spinal cord and symptoms may be present in different... Read more →

Musculoskeletal conditions

As physiotherapists, we treat a number of musculoskeletal conditions - a broad term that encompasses damage to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Read more →

Neck pain and headaches

Neck pain and headaches are more than just irritating. They can be very painful. Physiotherapy is extremely effective in treating headaches which are often linked to dysfunction of the cervical spine. Read more →

Occupational rehabilitation

Occupational rehabilitation is the process of restoring function to injured workers so they can return to work. Depending on the type of injury, the individual may have to be trained in a new line of work. Read more →


Treatment for osteoarthritis will centre on pain management, improving range of motion, maintaining muscular strength and endurance and slowing the progression of the disease. Read more →


Osteoporosis is a condition where bone composition is affected. Bone density is lowered by the loss of bone mineral. When the bones are less dense, they become more fragile which increases the likelihood of fractures. Read more →


Paediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the development and health of children. Paediatrics is a highly specialised area of physiotherapy and one that is challenging as well as rewarding. Read more →

Post-fracture rehabilitation

Many people think a fracture is not a serious condition. However a fracture is a broken bone, and as such it requires emergency attention. Read more →

Post-operative rehabilitation

Post-fracture rehabilitation encompasses placing the patient in the care of a team of professionals consisting of a doctor, nursing staff, a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist. Read more →

Posture correction

Poor posture can contribute to back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, nerve impingement leading to upper and lower limb pain and weakness as well as fatigue, breathing difficulties, indigestion and sleep problems. Read more →


Regular exercise is as important to a woman's overall health during pregnancy as it is after pregnancy. Women who were previously inactive should speak to their doctor before embarking on any exercise programme during pregnancy. Read more →


Sciatica is a common condition that causes pain to radiate in the buttocks and groin, down the back of the leg and into the foot. This pain is the result of compression of the sciatic nerve. Read more →


Scoliosis is a condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side and appears as an 'S' or a 'C' shape on an x-ray film. The condition may be idiopathic or it may be congenital. Read more →

Stroke rehabilitation

A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. This may be as a result of ischaemic stroke, or it may be a haemorrhagic stroke. Read more →

Tingling or numbness

This article will deal with tingling or numbness as it applies to these two conditions, although there are many other conditions such as impingement of the cervical nerves or sciatica that may also produce paraesthesia. Read more →


Whiplash is a very common injury that can affect anyone. Whiplash occurs most frequently during rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Read more →


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The staff at Cloverdale Physiotherapy has enabled me to deal with my chronic back problems and to lead a normal productive life. The therapists have developed a program tailored to my condition that has prevented me from relapses for the past five years.


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