Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession. 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 many conditions such as:
Neck and Back Pain
Hip, Knee, Ankle Pain
Tendonitis - such as Tennis / Golfers Elbow
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Work Related Injuries
Biomechanical assessment / provision of orthotics
Muscle Imbalance or weakness
Nerve pathologies such as Sciatica / Carpal tunnel
Falls, balance or mobility Problems
All our Physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health and Care Professions Council. These are the regulatory bodies for physiotherapy. In order to remain registered all registrants must continue to meet the standards set by these regulatory authorities. These standards are how registrants' ‘fitness to practise’ is determined. This means high standards of care and professional conduct are maintained by all registrants and you can be confident you will receive the best of care and treatment.
Treatment options include:
Manual mobilisations or manipulation
Soft tissue massage
Trigger Point release
Individualised graded exercise programmes – stretching and strengthening exercises
Core Stability work / Pilates
Ergonomic advice and postural correction
Taping / Strapping
What to expect
Your first appointment will be for an initial assessment.
This involves a thorough discussion between patient and therapist about your problem, followed by a physical examination. As this is a detailed process we allow 50 minutes for this first appointment. This not only allows us to provide an accurate diagnosis but sufficient time to explain the findings and discuss treatment options. We feel it important each patient understands their condition (why it happens and what treatment options are, even if physiotherapy is not the best option). We believe patient education and understanding is the key to not only a speedy recovery but also a long term recovery.
Following the initial assessment you may need some follow up sessions which are 30 minutes duration. During these the physiotherapist will constantly re evaluate progress and alter the treatment accordingly. At all times the patient is involved in decisions about their care and any alteration in treatment options will be fully discussed.
If you are unsure if physiotherapy is the best option for you please feel free to call for friendly advice. Our physiotherapy team are happy to talk to you.