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What To Expect

On your first appointment we will provide an accurate and thorough clinical diagnosis of your condition(s).  This will last 30-45 minutes.  We will explain your problem in plain English, discuss the best way forward and begin treatment that day.  It may be useful to bring a pair of shorts with you, especially if you are attending with a hip, knee or ankle complaint.  Sometimes it may be necessary for you to undress to your underwear if we need to look at your neck and/or lower back. We will endeavour to put you at ease throughout your visit.

Should you need a follow-up appointment, we are flexible and can offer an appointment time to suit you, Monday-Friday.  This usually lasts 30 minutes.

As well as any treatment you receive in the clinic, we will discuss various ways in which you can limit the chances of your condition returning.  This will be in the form of an individually prescribed exercise programme and advice on modifying how you conduct your daily activities, if necessary.  For example, improving your posture at work.

We are recognised by and registered with all major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP and medio-legal companies.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact our helpful and professional reception team now on 01254 831804 or by email – office@totalphysio.org.uk

Physiotherapy Treatment

Through continuous professional development, we aim to adhere to the best evidence based practice. We use the most effective manual therapy techniques to suit the individual’s needs and goals.

These include;

  •    Joint Mobilisation
  •    Joint Manipulation
  •    Deep Tissue Massage/ Sports Massage
  •    Electrotherapy
  •    Myofascial Release
  •    Clinical/ Sports Taping

Specific exercise programmes are prescribed to the patient and self-management tips and ideas to help between physiotherapy sessions and future self care.


Exercise prescription includes;

 

  •    Stretches
  •    Strengthening programmes
  •    Core Stability
  •    Proprioception/ Balance Re-education
  •    Cardiovascular programmes
  •    Sports Specific

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a holistic and evidence based approach to health, traditionally founded by the Chinese over 2000 years ago. It is now widely used by Doctors and Physiotherapists to treat musculokeletal pain anywhere on the body.

Inserting needles in certain points or along certain channels of the body, it helps alleviate;

  • Headaches/ Jaw pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Ligament pain
  • Tendon pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Spinal pain

Fibromyalgia Acupuncture is recognised in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines as a powerful treatment modality for the alleviation of pain.

Home Visits

Trying to make our services as convenient as possible, we can provide assessments and treatments in the comfort of your own home or at work. Visits can take up to one hour and involve a thorough assessment followed by a clinical diagnosis.

Treatment is explained, discussed and agreed by both physiotherapist and patient. As treatment will involve manual therapy, a private room is recommended.

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Our Physiotherapists will come into your work place to see your working environment, assess your work station including your chair, desk, computer, telephone, mouse and much more. We give advice on your injuries and adjust your work station accordingly. We give advice on new work equipment that can help ease symptoms and prescribe an individual exercises programme to help self manage pain.

 

Having these types of assessments and modifications, as well as self management advice for the injury, can help the employee’s efficiency at work and prevents sickness absences.

Ergonomic assessments

Having accredited qualifications from The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE), we are able to offer workstation assessments for employees in the work place.

Postural problems causing neck and back pain, and Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) causing hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder pain are on the increase due to poorly set up workstations and inappropriate chairs and desks.


Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that helps to improve the core strength of the body.  Each exercise builds on the one before.  Over time, the correct movement patterns of the body are restored and this reduces the affects of activities of daily living taking their toll on the body.