What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.

At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

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What problems do physiotherapists treat?

Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:

  • Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
  • Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
  • Lung problems such as asthma
  • Disability as a result of heart problems
  • Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
  • Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care 

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Karl Rizzo Naudi

Karl Rizzo Naudi is a Registered Physiotherapist who holds a Bachelor’s and a Masters’ Degree from the University of Malta. In the past 13 years, Karl has gained experience in working in varying settings such as surgery, intensive care, inpatient as well as outpatient orthopaedics, amputee rehabilitation and in mainly dealing with musculoskeletal cases for the past 10 years. Karl lends his services in treating musculoskeletal injuries with the Maltese Olympic committee, Malta Basketball Association and the Malta Football Association. Apart from this, Karl has also held the position of Head Physiotherapist within a number of Premier and Challenge League teams.

Karl is particularly interested in diagnosing and in the correct application of treatment. “I enjoy helping people of all ages by offering a patient centred approach via exercise prescription, manual therapy which includes joint mobilisations, acupuncture, strapping and taping but most importantly, through education.” Through a timely and efficient application of treatment, the patient can return to living their life earlier.

Outside of work, Karl indulges in activities such as open water swimming, running in addition to strength and conditioning.

To schedule an appointment with our Physiotherapists or for further assistance, kindly contact us at Front Office.

Fleur Brincat

Fleur Brincat is a state registered full time physiotherapist who has been working in the field of aquatic therapy for the past 20 years.

At YUE’s aquatic centre she uses her skills to combine the warmth and properties of water together with therapeutic exercise for the treatment of patients suffering from various conditions, including, chronic low back pain, painful arthritic joints, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscular aches & pains.

She also provides rehabilitation for total-knee or hip replacements, fractures and sports injuries.

To schedule an appointment with our Physiotherapists or for further assistance, kindly contact us at Front Office.