Northwood Physiotherapy

Carol Kopelowitz MCSP
carol.physiofirst@gmail.com
01923 828917

Physiotherapy - What is it?

It is non-invasive physical treatment of the body and addresses problems that are due to abnormalities in the musculo-skeletal system.

Patients may have suffered a trauma or more commonly become aware of an ever increasing ache and pain.

I am a manual therapist and mainly use mobilisations and massage to loosen up stiff joints and release soft tissues. However I have electrotherapy equipment which I use where appropriate to aid the healing.

I also give advice on maintenance and give/teach home programmes specific to the individual which are vital to improve and prevent recurrence.

Conditions for treatment include:

About Carol

Carol qualified at St Mary's Hospital in 1989. Over the years she gained extensive experience in orthopaedics and musculo-skeletal care working in hospitals, sports injury clinics, an occupational health department, rugby clubs and an elderly care home. She regularly attends courses and seminars to continue her professional development.

Carol deals with a wide range of conditions and joints and her particular interest now is in the treatment / management of long standing back/neck problems.

Carol encourages individuals to improve their own health/wellbeing both at home and at work with sensible life changes and advice.

The Aims of Physiotherapy are Three-fold:

  1. Assessment

    It is essential to identify the structure(s) responsible for the problem and discover why the problem has arisen. This is done by taking a detailed history and examining all the relevant structures. Only then can safe and effective treatment be performed.

  2. Treatment

    Physiotherapy is a hands-on approach involving manipulation of joints and mobilisation of soft tissues, in addition using modern electrotherapy modalities such as ultrasound and laser if necessary.

  3. Prevention

    There seems little point in relieving pain only for it to repeatedly return. The long-term goal is therefore to try and reduce the chance of reoccurrence. This may involve strengthening/stretching exercises, looking at posture, and ergonomic advice.

Contact

Carol Kopelowitz MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist
Registered with the Health Professions Council
Member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice.
14 Hillside Crescent
Northwood
Middlesex
HA6 1RW

Email: carol.physiofirst@gmail.com
Telephone: 01923 828917
Mobile: 07765 452509
Please email, or leave a message on the answerphone and you will be contacted within 24 hours.


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Appointments

In general, an appointment lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Medical Insurance

Carol is approved by most medical insurance companies. (excluding AXA/PPP)

Areas covered

Northwood Physiotherapy covers patients in Northwood, Middlesex and surrounding areas:

Northwood, Pinner, Northwood Hills, Pinner Hill, Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Pinner Green, Eastcote, Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Harrow, Rayner's Lane, Northolt, Stanmore, Watford, Croxley, Croxley Green, Hatch End, Northwest London, Middlesex, Hillingdon.