Our therapists aim to assess, diagnose and effectively treat pain, improve movement and prevent the problem reoccurring. We will listen to your situation and prepare a treatment plan, selecting those techniques most beneficial to you. These include careful mobilization and manipulation, electrotherapy, specific postural and ergonomic advice. We will carefully show you exercises to do at home between treatments. There is evidence that these hugely help the outcome of your treatment. The number of sessions will depend on the severity of your condition and commitment to home exercise programme given by our therapist. Common problems treated by our team include upper and lower limbs pain and injuries, back pain and sciatica, neck pain, whiplash and headaches, fractures and dislocations and repetitive strain injury.
The success of orthopaedic surgery depends on what you do post operatively. Often, if not managed carefully with the help of a physiotherapist, you can continue to experience ongoing problems with stiffness, pain, swelling and general lack of confidence with the limb. In the early stages our therapists help you to regain movement, decrease swelling and strengthen the muscles around the joint. We will advise you on how and when you can return to normal activities including sport. You will be given an exercise programme designed to guide you back to your pre-operative activity.
A short preoperative program puts you in the best possible shape for surgery and has been shown to accelerate recovery.
Sports Physiotherapy is concerned with the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment of injuries or the prevention of injury. Our therapists aim to rehabilitate your injury as quickly and effectively as possible and ensure your early return to exercise and sport.
We will identify your specific sporting needs and prescribe tailored treatment and exercise programmes to guide you back to your pre injury level.
There are certain health problems that specifically affect women at different times in their lives and require specialist physiotherapy.
Pilates is a unique body conditioning and postural alignment exercise technique. Clinical Pilates is a modification of the original exercise system designed to improve 'core stability'. Core stability training targets the muscles deep within the abdomen which connect to the spine, pelvis and shoulders,which assist in the maintainance of good posture and provide the foundation for all arm and leg movements. This specifically is important during pregnancy and childbirth, back injuries, sports training, osteoporosis, arthritis etc. It is is appropriate for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.
Sessions are conducted individually with the physiotherapist who has extensive knowledge of biomechanics and rehabilitation. They incorporate floor work and equipment based exercises tailored to your specific needs.
Recognising the importance of movement, we help people with neurological problems to improve their movement and to live easier and more enjoyable lives.
Our approach benefits people who have had a stroke (mild or severe), head or spinal cord injury or who have Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, other neuropathies or problems with balance.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a 3000 year old tried and tested system of medicine proven to be effective in providing pain relief in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, whiplash etc. Physiotherapists trained in acupuncture and recognised by AACP (Acupunture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist) will be offering this service. This could be used on its own or incorporated with Physiotherapy depending on condition and individual preferences.
Massage stimulates circulation, soothes muscular pain and stiffness and relaxes the mind and body. Aromatherapy uses pure concentrated plant extracts 'essential oils' to combat the effects of stress and promote health and vitality. It is particularly effective in parallel with specialist physiotherapy, especially where there is a stress component to the condition. Our experienced therapists will prepare a blend of oils and select those massage techniques most beneficial to each patient.