The ‘Bread and Butter’ of all physiotherapy practices. Whether it is neck pain, a sprained ankle, or anything in between, this is the approach for injuries and conditions that affect our ability to move because of pain. The assessment procedure is vital to help determine the underlying causes of the problem, and to inform an effective treatment plan.
Left too long, injuries become chronic. The way we think about pain and the way our movement behaves then begins to change into a cycle that becomes difficult to break out of. An experienced physiotherapist can help find the relevant factors that can be improved upon into a plan that includes manual treatments and self-management education.
That ‘fresh’ injury sustained through sport or exercise. With the right advice and treatment, these injuries need not last longer than they often do. Through our often over-defensive behaviours or the opposite “No pain-No gain” approach leads to tissue healing lasting longer than it should. A tailored, sport specific rehabilitation programme is important if you are to return to your chosen sports as soon as possible.
Sports massage is becoming an increasingly popular approach to treating minor muscular discomfort caused by sports, exercise or working poor postures. Although it is no substitute for a thorough Physiotherapy assessment and treatment approach, it certainly can be an effective way of managing symptoms. If appropriate, this can be an effective way of keeping up some maintenance of good health once the need for physiotherapy interventions a have passed.
We are registered with most major Private Medical Insurers (PMI) and health cash back schemes. This means that you can nominate us to carry out any treatment allocated by your PMI. If you are with a cash back scheme, you need only take a receipt for payment and then claim back your allowance. If you have been involved in an accident or incident that has left you in pain or unable to move as well, speak with your insurer, solicitor or medicolegal intermediary about accessing physiotherapy within your claim.
Sometimes, it may not be possible for people to get to a clinic setting. For example, those with complex long term conditions or neurological conditions. For these areas of physiotherapy, we provide a home visit rehabilitation service.
Physiotherapy aims to help restore, improve or maintain a person’s general function and wellbeing. Physiotherapy input can be a key component to a person’s care and quality of life. For care home residents, our physiotherapists provide full assessment and tailored exercise programmes, rehabilitation and advice to care home staff to maximise an individual’s function and enable them to live as independently and as comfortable as possible.