There is usually no need to see the GP before having physiotherapy and many patients simply contact the clinic directly to book an appointment. Alternatively your Consultant or GP may recommend you to the clinic. Physiotherapists work closely with GP's and Consultants and will keep them advised of treatment undertaken and progress made.
The Clinic is registered with all major health insurance companies including BUPA, AXA/PPP and Nuffield Health. If you are a member of a hospital/healthcare scheme you may be able to claim money back towards the cost of Physiotherapy.
Stiffness in joints can lead to pain. Joint mobilisations helps restore the joint's normal movement and as a result reduce the pain.
Soft tissue mobilisations
Pain and disability can occur due to stress on our body’s soft tissues (muscles, ligaments) and our joints. Soft tissue massage can help reduce the muscle spasm and improve the circulation to help reduce the pain. It is also effective in reducing scar tissue, all enhancing the healing process.
Acupuncture can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore the body’s natural healthy balance. It involves the insertion of fine, disposable needles, which are inserted into specific acupuncture points depending upon diagnosis and specific problems. Acupuncture may be offered as part of the patient’s rehabilitation and pain management programme.
Here at the clinic we have electrotherapy equipment consisting of an ultrasound machine and pulsed short wave diathermy.
Electrotherapy can be used in conjunction with other treatment techniques to promote tissue healing and reduce pain.
Movement dysfunction can lead to pain or be a result of pain. Physiotherapists are experts in this area and can teach specific exercises to strengthen or stretch muscles to aid recovery.
Training and recruitment of the deep stabilising muscles of the trunk can be taught to help support the spine and pelvis. Reduced postural pain and effective movement can be achieved through improving core stability.
Ergonomic and postural advice
Poor posture/seating, workstation set-up and computer positions can lead to pain and dysfunction. Ergonomic advice and postural correction can help prevent aches and pains.