‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel’ (Maya Angelou)
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy evolved from massage techniques dating back to 1894, with people soon realising that these massages could be used in the recovery process after an injury. So, to attain credibility, physiotherapy and to become the practice we know today, it became aligned to academic standards and clinical reasoning. It became reliant on clinical skills and knowledge, evaluated by the experiences of the Practitioner and patient, and soon after was correlated to create effective management programmes; in other words, evidence-based practice.
Therefore, Physiotherapy is under the medial umbrella because of these principles, and is regulated by the Health Professional Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. This ensures that high professional standards are maintained.
Physiotherapy is an art but it requires to be backed up with accuracy and clinical effectiveness. Here at Kevin Bell, we achieve all three of these goals.
So, what is Kevin Bell Physiotherapy all about?
Well for Kev, it’s all about clinical reasoning.
Clinical reasoning is, in essence, when practitioners collect information, make their own sense of it in clinical terms, create degrees of belief relative to pathology and the patient, and then propose the optimal strategy to benefit the patient.
This is what the Kevin Bell Physiotherapy philosophy is built on. It starts with the phone call to experienced Reception staff. Then walking through the door to a warm, friendly, comfortable environment. Then the reassurance that in a Physiotherapy sense you are in the best possible hands.
Physiotherapy is not the answer to every patient’s problem. What I can guarantee is complete honesty as to whether I can help, and if not, put you on the right pathway I believe may resolve you problem.
A note from Kev
I have been practicing Physiotherapy since 1997, and all of my experience has always been hands on. I was fortunate to have brilliant guidance and mentoring when first qualified from university, becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist. I then had 10 years at Newcastle United Football Club, starting as an Academy Physiotherapist and ending as a First Team Physiotherapist, and I have now worked as a Private Practitioner since 2006. I have become increasingly disillusioned with the profession, as a Musculoskeletal Practitioner, at the lack of manual therapy skills utilised. You cannot perform your total obligation in 10-15 minutes. You cannot do it on the telephone or a zoom call. You need your eyes, hands and clinical reasoning to diagnose a condition, then formulate a treatment plan to address the best pathway for your patient.
This is what we offer. The best possible treatment and care, from the initial phone call, to the welcome, to the initial assessment, to the treatment plan, and finally, the outcome.