Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is used in the management of a wide variety of injuries and conditions to help relieve pain and to restore function and mobility. We use many different treatment techniques including manipulation, mobilisation, massage, exercise programs, electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound), Shockwave Therapy and acupuncture.

As physiotherapists, we start with a detailed review and Client examination to determine the structures of the body that needs support or further investigation, to reach a clinical diagnosis. We aim to treat the cause of the problem to alleviate the pain, restore normal movement and help the body along its healing pathway.  We listen to our clients, review their problems and restrictions, and then plan and discuss with them an appropriate treatment plan. We spend time with the client to show them how to help prevent the problem from happening again, and to understand their body’s recovery and strengthening process. Clients may be taught a little about the mechanism and causes of their problem, so that they can understand the prescribed exercises or lifestyle advice that they may need to consider and help stop a re-occurrence.

We are all Chartered Physiotherapists and undergo three years of training culminating in a degree in physiotherapy. We may then have chosen to specialise in certain areas. Such as post-graduate qualifications in manipulative or sports physiotherapy biomechanics, acupuncture.

Physiotherapists can review work specific or sport specific problems. They can assist in self-assessment of the workstation and do a specialised review and report for the Employer.

If you are going on a sporting holiday or preparing for a physically demanding activity, then consult a physiotherapist to help prepare you and reduce the risk of injury.

Long hours at a computer with poor sitting posture can contribute to lower back pain. Depending on diagnosis, treatment may be through a combination of: Mobilisation and manipulation techniques, Electrotherapy and Exercise, postural advice and education, ergonomic evaluation and core stabilising exercises.

Some of the common problems treated by our Physiotherapists

Spinal problems – disc related, low back pain, neck pain, referred to an arm or leg .

Joint problems – arthritis, injuries, pain and swelling, stiffness.

Injuries – muscle strains, ligament sprains, cartilage problems, tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, whiplash following an accident .

After surgery – orthopaedic treatment, post-operative treatment, hip/knee/shoulder/elbow replacements, foot operations

Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate, increasing function.

Chest conditions – rib fractures.

Neurological conditions – strokes, head injuries, nerve injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and ME.

Paediatrics – childhood conditions including postural and walking problems, sporting injuries.

Circulatory problems – Raynaud’s Disease, cardiac rehabilitation.

 Vestibular Dysfunctions – vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance.

Womens Health – continence promotion.

 We treat within the clinic itself in an individual room, you are very welcome to take a companion in with you . We have a well equipped rehabilitation gym with a treadmill, cycle, cross-trainer, concept rower, rehabilitation balls and much more.