Initial physiotherapy assessment
£55 for 45 minutes
£35 for 30 minutes
Follow-up physiotherapy session
£35 for 30 minutes
One-to-one and group sessions available. Please call for prices.
£35 for 30 minutes
£60 for 30-45 minutes. Please call for more details.
Manual therapy is used for treating joint and soft tissue conditions. This commonly includes manipulation of muscles, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation. Manual therapy is also used by physiotherapists to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for relieving pain, increasing range of motion, reducing soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, facilitating movement and improving function.
Acupuncture uses needles to stimulate energy in the human body. This is done by manually penetrating the needles into the skin or by electrical stimulation. This is one of the components of traditional Chinese medicine and is among one of the oldest healing practices in the world.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of ‘qi’ (energy) through channels known as meridians. Traditional acupuncture can offer highly effective pain relief in certain parts of the body.
Taping is a form of strapping which helps to reduce pain and aids recovery, especially in overuse injuries. It does this by compressing and limiting movement in the area it is applied to, supporting the healing process.
Taping has been found to be very beneficial for musculoskeletal conditions like ankle sprain, shoulder injuries, wrist injuries and patello-femoral dysfunction.
Electrotherapy uses electrical equipment like ultrasound machines, interferential therapy and TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and enhance tissue healing. The equipment uses safe levels of electrical current to provide pain relief or stimulate tissue regeneration. For example, ultrasound therapy is used to treat damaged collagen structures in tendons and ligaments. We may suggest the use of electrotherapy in combination with other aspects of your rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation for older people
We take special care of our elderly patients who need assessment and treatment for multiple, complex conditions. These may include post-surgical rehabilitation, walking re-education and osteoarthritis.
We tailor physiotherapy treatment specifically to each individual to help improve their independence and quality of life. We work with and involve other family members and carers to enable you to reach your maximum potential for independent living. For example, as we get older our muscles in the body become weaker. We can become less mobile and more dependent on others for daily tasks, which can make people feel isolated and affect their confidence.
We will help you improve your muscle strength and confidence in your mobility. We will set goals that are realistic, achievable and suited to you. We can come to your home to complete exercises with you and advise you on daily activities and goals.
Rehabilitation may include:
- exercises to strengthen muscles and reduce the risk of falling,
- activities graded to improve fitness levels,
- gentle stretching to improve range of movement,
- advice on the choice of home equipment and aids to increase independence,
- gait (how you walk) education and balance exercises,
- the opportunity to practice functional tasks in a safe environment
- supporting and working with family members and carers to give the right level support, and
- working on stairs, steps and uneven surfaces to improve outdoor mobility.
Health and wellbeing
We all know the benefits of being physically active and fit, not only for our physical wellbeing – heart health, lung capacity, weight management and a whole host of other benefits – but for our mental wellbeing too. But what happens if you have an injury or chronic pain – should you exercise at all? When you are in pain, whether it’s caused by an injury or chronic condition, it sometimes feels like you can’t – or shouldn’t – move at all.
Being physically fit doesn’t necessarily mean we have to be able to run a marathon and many people now realise that exercise can also be therapeutic. Sometimes the best therapy is to keep your body moving.
Exercise therapy uses specific movements to improve the way the body functions. It focuses on moving the body and its different parts to relieve symptoms and improve mobility and fitness levels. You can use exercise therapy for the prevention and management of pain and along the way, get to know your body and the way it works better. A lot of research has also been done that supports the use of therapeutically prescribed exercise programs for conditions such as back pain, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Health fitness tests and lifestyle advice
Lifestyle advice focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle, preventing illness, managing chronic illness and learning to live with a positive attitude.
We carry out health fitness tests to determine your level of fitness and then work with you to create a tailored fitness plan to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals.
We can help you to balance your work and home life, to manage your weight and we can provide you with advice on good posture and biomechanics at work and at home.