How can physiotherapy help me?
Physiotherapists utilise a combination of manual therapy, rehabilitation, ultrasound therapy and acupuncture to provide specific exercises personalised for your needs and strength and conditioning. The aim of the treatment is to reduce pain from injury or surgery and to restore and maintain optimal function of all the body’s bones, joints, muscles nerves, ligaments and tendons.
Conditions that physiotherapy can treat
Physiotherapists are able to treat a variety of conditions including, sports injuries, spinal problems – back and neck pain, soft tissue injuries, joint problems, arthritis, ligament and tendon sprains, whiplash associated disorders, pre and post surgical management and more. If you would like to discuss whether physiotherapy would be of benefit for your specific condition / situation please call us for a free telephone consultation
How can acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is an ancient method of treatment to reduce pain and restore function in affected areas throughout the body. In Physiotherapy, the main focus for the use of acupuncture is to help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation associated with muscle, joint, nerve, ligaments or tendons.
Conditions that physiotherapists treat using Acupuncture
Physiotherapists are trained in both the Chinese and western methods for the application of acupuncture. Acupuncture accredited physiotherapists are able to utilise the effects of acupuncture to provide relief of your symptoms in addition to the use of conventional physiotherapy treatments.
What happens on my first visit?
You will have received an email confirmation of your appointment and completed the electronic consent form, if you have not received this please call us on 01249 324166. As we are a healthcare setting we please ask that you continue to wear a face covering in the clinic.
Please wear suitable comfortable clothing to your appointment so the therapist is able to access the body area that needs treating, sometimes undress is required so they can fully assess your range of movement.
During your initial consultation your therapist will discuss your case history, your past medical history and then conduct a physical examination of the painful and associated areas. Once the physical examination has been carried out, the findings and diagnosis will be explained. If any further investigations are required your Physiotherapist will contact your GP to arrange this. Your Physiotherapist will then work with you to discuss a treatment plan designed specifically for you.
Initial consultations are 45 minutes long and follow up sessions are 30 minutes long.