Recovering from injury is not always a simple process, so we take care of the complex stuff to make it as simple as possible for you.
We believe in a thorough assessment so that we can understand you, your body and your injury. We then explain things to you in simple English so that you understand it too.
We also believe that, when done expertly, simple treatments are usually the best. That means mobilising stiff joints, releasing and stretching tight muscles, controlling and coordinating your movement patterns, strengthening weak muscles, teaching you good postures and habits, and guiding you step by step through the rehabilitation process.
Feel the need for something fancier? We can use Acupuncture, kinesiotaping, and electrotherapy when you need it.
What to expect from your first session?
At your first visit you will be asked questions about your current problem, general health and medical history. You will be asked how your symptoms started, where they occur and what aggravates and eases them. The better you know your problem, the easier it is for us to help you! With your consent, your physio will then examine your joints, muscles and other tissues.
At the end of the examination, your physio will discuss their assessment of your condition, openly and honestly. Often we use models of joints and muscles so that you have a clear idea of what is going on. You will have the chance to ask as many questions as you like. Your physio will then discuss the options available to treat your problem so that you can make an informed choice about your treatment. In most cases, the first session will also involve treatment of your problem.
If you need more sessions we will book them at your convenience. Our aim is your quick recovery and as little disruption as possible to your life.
It is helpful to bring a few items to your physiotherapy appointments:
- Shorts, if you have a back or leg problem
- Ladies- a strappy vest top, if you have a neck or shoulder problem
- Reading glasses if you need them
- A list of your current medication
Not sure if we can help? – Free phone consultation available
You may like to take advantage of our FREE 10 minute phone consultation service to talk with a Physiotherapist prior to booking any treatment. The consultation will not involve an examination but it will be an opportunity to discuss your particular problem and whether you feel we can help you. Call us on 01473 569 007 to see if we can help.