Before you receive any treatment or advice, a well experienced physiotherapist will discuss your condition with you and carefully examine the area ensuring that an accurate diagnosis is made. From there, a treatment plan is designed specifically tailored to your individual needs. Some of the modalities we use include:

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is a specialised form of physiotherapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and mobilise/manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and joint dysfunction.

Techniques can be used to increase range of motion of joints and extensibility of soft tissues and to reduce inflammation to promote healing and repair.

 

Massage

Massage is used to stimulate circulation reducing swelling and accelerating recovery. By increasing the blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients are brought to the tissues to enhance cell regeneration. Deep tissue massage mainly focuses on realigning deep layers of muscle and connective tissue breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and muscle tension. There is a release of endorphins which also reduces musculoskeletal pain.

 

Exercise

A personalised programme of therapeutic exercise prescribed by your physiotherapist to help achieve your goals identified during assessment. These may be to mobilise or help stabilise painful joints and strengthen weak muscles.

As well as specific exercises, gentle activities such as walking or swimming may be recommended if you are recovering from an operation or sports injury that affects your mobility.

 

Rehabilitation

An on-site rehabilitation suite is available to assist a speedy recovery and return to appropriate level of fitness, activity and endurance required to lead a normal life. Whether that is walking the dog or running a marathon.

We aim to help you overcome any challenges that may present as a result of your problem or injury, so that you may once again enjoy life to the full

 

Education and Advice

In order to recover from illness, injury or surgery it is essential to have an understanding of what is going on and how to make a swift and permanent recovery. Physiotherapists are key to providing the appropriate information and guiding and supporting you through each stage of recovery – and finally teaching you how to prevent reoccurrence.

 

Electrotherapy

Often used as an adjunct to other treatment modalities, e.g. ultrasound, to speed up the healing process.

Electrotherapy works by improving blood flow and accelerating the absorption of oedema. Electrotherapy can also be used to improve motor control of very weak muscles.

 

Biomechanical Assessment

A Biomechanical Assessment involves a complex evaluation of the feet, legs and body position whilst weight-bearing and non weight-bearing. It is usually carried out when there is a recurring or overuse type sports injury for example Achilles tendonitis, knee pain or plantar fasciitis.

The Assessment can help identify factors which may be the cause of, or contributing to, your symptoms. For example, curvature of the spine, flat feet or leg length discrepancies.

 

Physiotherapy Screening

Physiotherapy screening is a proactive approach to keeping you fit and healthy, it will identify actual or potential problems such as pain, reduced joint or soft tissue mobility, functional limitations and biomechanical/structural issues. Importance of this is to:

  • Limit the onset of injury.
  • Maximise your full training potential.
  • Provide you with advice on training and conditioning.
  • Identify appropriate home exercises.
  • Benefit you if you are returning to exercise after periods of being less active or recovering from injury.
  • Make your training a happier and healthier experience.

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Tel: 01902 785700
Email: julia@jheathphysio.co.uk

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