About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is "a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential". (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Physiotherapists improve health via health promotion, preventative healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.

Our's treatment approach combines traditional Physiotherapy techniques such as Soft-Tissue Massage, Exercise, Electrotherapy and Postural Advice, with treatment more commonly used by Chiropractors and Osteopaths such as Spinal Manipulation.

What are the qualifications?

Our Physiotherapist Registered with HCPC Health Care Professions Council and CSP Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Our clinic registered with all the major Insurance Companies.

What can be treated?

Physiotherapy is appropriate in the treatment of many problems arising from the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, spinal discs and nerves of the human body, including problems such as:

  • Low Back Pain and Sciatica
  • Neck Pain and Whiplash Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain (including Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Dislocations)
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow
  • Sports Injuries, including ligament sprains, muscle strains etc.
  • Arthritis - Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip/Knee pain
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis and 'Repetitive Stress Injuries'
  • Headaches
  • Fracture/Surgical Rehabilitation Eg:-Hip Replacement, knee replacements
  • Neurological Rehabilitation

Many patients are recommended to attend the Clinic by their GP or Consultant but a referral is not necessary as a full history will be taken and an examination conducted on your Initial Consultation - see Your first visit.

What treatments are used?

  • Soft-Tissue Massage - to reduce tension and spasm, allow relaxation and to reduce scar adhesions
  • Joint Mobilisations - gentle, rhythmic movements to reduce pain and stiffness, and restore normal movement
  • Joint Manipulation - high velocity thrusts to the joint (which may result in an audible pop or 'click') to reduce pain, stiffness and spasm, and restore normal joint function
  • Exercise - individually tailored programs to restore movement and function, and to re-activate weak or poorly functioning muscles to aid recovery and prevent reoccurrences
  • Electrotherapy - such as Ultrasound, Interferential or TENS to aid the healing process, reduce inflammation and relieve pain
  • Postural and Ergonomic Advice - regarding sitting position and work-based activities to facilitate recovery and prevent longer-lasting symptoms
  • Medical Acupuncture - Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.