Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential:
- It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
- It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
- The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.
On your first visit you will be fully assessed by a chartered physiotherapist. This will involve taking a brief history of the current problem and the relevant medical history. Then the injury will be examined as a part of the whole body. Based on all the findings a differential diagnosis will be made and a subsequent treatment plan will be discussed with you detailing the different treatment options and what you might expect in terms of recovery time and outcome, where possible.
• Joint Mobilisation - localised specific stretching of tight joints
• Joint Manipulation - high velocity thrust techniques which may produce a "click"
(performed by a qualified manipulative therapist)
• Massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle imbalance therapy
• Ultrasound - high frequency sound waves for treatment of pain and inflammation and to assist with the breakdown of scar tissue
The use of sterile disposable needles on specific points which stimulates the brain to release natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins - used to reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. The practitioners use it in a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic back pain.
• Specific exercise prescription tailored to your needs
• Correction of muscle imbalance
• Progressive exercise regime to facilitate a safe return to sport and activity
• Core stability retraining
• Work station assessment
• Postural assessment
• The nature of your condition
• Ergonomic advice
• preventative measures