Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. The range of work is very broad and varied and involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
Chartered physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different ‘systems’ of the body. In particular they treat neuromuscular (brain and nervous system), musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones), cardiovascular and respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology). People are often referred for physiotherapy by doctors or other health and social care professionals. Increasingly, as a result of changes in health care, people are referring themselves directly to physiotherapists without previously seeing any other health care profressional.
More specifically, physiotherapists’ chartered status and maintenance of their qualified Chartered Society of Physiotherapy membership mean the following:
- Fulfilment of high standards of professional practice; as a condition of membership, individuals agree to adhere to the CSP’s Rules of Professional Conduct and are expected to meet the CSP Standards of Physiotherapy Practice
- Access to a wide range of resources, support and networking opportunities; these are many and varied, but include UK-wide (and international) peer support relating to their particular clinical specialism – through CSP-recognised clinical interest and occupational groups – and support on keeping up-to-date with the latest evidence around effective practice and for continuing professional development
- Engagement with the CSP as the UK professional body that defines scope of physiotherapy practice in the UK
- Possession of professional liability insurance.
Physiotherapy practice is characterised by reflective behaviour and systematic clinical reasoning, both contributing to and underpinning a problem-solving approach to patient-centred care.
Your treatment in our clinic will include identifying your specific sporting needs and prescribing specific exercise programs designed to guide you back to your pre injury level. We work with individuals ranging from those who are currently inactive and keen to commence sporting activity, to the recreational sports person and the elite athlete.
We can effectively treat groin strain, knee tendon, cartilage and ligament injuries, muscle / tendon insertion strains such as hamstring and calf tears, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankle ligaments and achilles tendonitis.
As a patient, whether you need a couple of sessions or an extensive rehabilitation programme, our highly qualified physiotherapists will tailor a course of treatment specifically to you. This will consist of a combination of hands-on treatment and 1:1 exercise rehabilitation.
We will teach you the exercise programmes and pain prevention techniques which you will undertake at home or work designed to allow you to take control of your condition, speed up your recovery and, most importantly, prevent any reoccurrence.
Musculoskeletal conditions that our chartered physiotherapists treat: low back pain, disc degeneration, pregnancy backaches, arthritis, whiplash, sciatica nerve trapped, headache, stiffness, tennis elbow, repetitive strain injury (RSI), tendonitis, osteoarthritis, postural abnormality, pre/post operation rehabilitation, ACL Rupture, hip/knee replacements, ligament, cartilage tear, shin splints, ankle sprain, muscular tear, job related injuries, frozen shoulder, etc.
Utilising manual therapy, studio equipment and highly effective exercise programmes, conceived by our experienced physio team, we will work in partnership with you to ensure that pain does not reoccur and good musculoskeletal health is developed. Because no two patients are alike, we work with you to develop an appropriate physiotherapy programme to meet your individual goals.
That’s why we have built up an enviable reputation specialising in pre operative conditioning, post operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and a wide range of back problems.
Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of patients suffering from a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are those which affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
When the nervous system is damaged muscles can become weak and floppy or very tight leading to spasms or tremor. Movement can also become uncoordinated. Patients can also experience altered sensations as well as problems with speech or swallowing.
Our initial assessment consists of both a full physical assessment of the patient together with a detailed account of past medical history and previous mobility. Physiotherapy goals are developed between you and your physiotherapist(and, if necessary, your family or those who care for you) before treatment is started.
Treatment is usually carried out in our clinic but other venues, including your home, can also be used if this better suits your needs.
Paediatric physiotherapy can promote independence, increased participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength, enhances learning opportunities and eases care giving.
Paediatric physiotherapists are specialists in child development and have extensive knowledge in normal and abnormal movement patterns as well as specific neurological, genetic and orthopaedic conditions; they work to help children reach their maximum potential for functional independence, collaborate with families and other medical, educational, developmental and rehabilitation specialists, promote the participation of children in daily activities and routines in the home, school and community.
If you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s development especially the gross motor skills or the way he/she moves, a paediatric physiotherapist may be able to help and will assess and evaluate your child to determine his/her strengths, weaknesses and needs and then develop appropriate treatment strategy.
Craniosacral Therapy is a manual therapy which treats the whole body to regain a healthy state and therefore development. It is non-invasive, safe, gentle and extremely effective in many cases.
It works on many different levels and influences many different structures within the body. It influences the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, the immune system, the organs, the connective tissues, the fluids and the energy systems of the body.
Craniosacral therapy is suitable for every age from newborn babies to the elderly and has been proven especially beneficial in certain conditions.
- Babies – birth trauma, colic, pyloric stenosis, feeding difficulties
- Hyperactivity, behavioural problems
- Chronic conditions – chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive disorders
- Pain – headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, neck and back pain
Real Time Ultrasound
- Real time ultrasound imaging allows the core muscles to be imaged by the clinician (our specially trained physiotherapists) in real time
- An ultrasound head is placed in your lower abdomen and sound waves are sent through the tissues
- As the sounds waves bounce back they create an image on the screen
- This allows the muscle contraction to be viewed as it happens – teaching you how to use your muscles more effectively
- When cued to contract various muscles, the image will show you which muscles are contracting and how well
- Real time ultrasound can be used as an assessment tool or as a form of biofeedback – providing you with knowledge of performance in the early stages of motor learning
During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as: increased circulation and neovascularisation, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up and analgesic effects. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.
We can offer treatments for:
Spinal (spinal fusion, laminectomy, micro-discectomy, foraminotomy, disc removal)
Shoulder (SLAP repairs, Rotator Cuff repairs, Bankart repairs, ACJ stabilisations)
Elbow (fixations, tennis elbow, nerve transpositions)
Wrist (TFCC repairs, scaphoid repairs, carpal tunnel release, carpal fixation)
Groin (Posterior abdominal wall repairs, conjoint tendon, Gilmore’s Groin)
Hip Surgery (Labral tears, Arthroscopy, micro fracture)
Knee Menisectomy (Medial or Lateral)
ACL-Reconstructions (BPTB, Hamstring)
MCL/LCL strains (inc. sclerosant therapy)
Ankle (Achilles repairs, Arthroscopy, Reconstructions, Syndesmotic repairs, micro-fracture, fusions)
Foot (Metatarsal fixations, Navicular fixations)
All joint replacements (Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle)
Injection therapy (Caudal epidurals, facet joint, high volume Achilles and Patella tendon, subacromial bursitis, Pes anserine bursitis, pubic symphseal)
Fractures – post setting of the fracture (upper and lower limb)
Acute neck injuries (Stingers, disc bulges, wry neck, facet dysfunctions)
Acute shoulder injuries (ACJ disruptions, stingers, subluxations, dislocations, contusions, Acute spinal pain (sciatica, SIJ dysfunction, facet dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, referred pain),
Groin (adductor strains, hip flexor strains, lower abdominal discomfort, pubic related pain),
Thigh (hamstring strains, dead legs, quadriceps strains),
Tendinopathy (Supraspinatus, Biceps, Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow, Biceps femoris, Patella, Achilles, Tibial posterior),
Anterior Knee pain (patella-femoral, ITB friction syndrome, plicas, infra-patella bursitis, fat pad impingement, patella tendinopathy),
Lower leg (compartment syndrome, MTSS, calf strains, achilles tendinopathy),
Foot (stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Lis Franc fractures, impingements)
Disc prolapsed (slipped disc, herniated disc)
Sciatic nerve trapped, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Developmental Delay, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Transverse Myelitis, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Myopathy