Physiotherapy is concerned with maximising quality of life through human function and movement.
- it involves a physical approach to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
- the interaction between therapist, patient, care givers and other health care professionals is vital for quality in-depth assessment and diagnosis so outcome goals can be agreed upon and efficiency of treatment
- it uses a variety of specific techniques often combining hands on treatments with specific exercises, education and advice
Who can benefit from physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy can help individuals of all ages with a wide range of medical or health related conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities.
Examples of conditions physiotherapy can help:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Joint Pain/ Problems
Foot & Ankle
- Joint Replacement Rehab
Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
- Sports injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Pregnancy related problems
It is well recognised that many of our aches and pains may be attributed to postural changes and faulty movement patterns. I therefore use a combination of hands on techniques along with posture correction and exercises. Hands on techniques may include specific joint mobilisations and soft tissue massage. The interaction between therapist and patient is vital in order to achieve and maintain a positive outcome.
Initial appointments are 1 hour and involve a detailed assessment of the condition taking an in-depth history of the condition and physical examination. Treatment will also commence in the initial appointment.
Follow-up appointments may be from 30 mins – 1 hour depending on the individuals needs.
- Maitland mobilisations
- Mackenzie techniques
- Massage techniques
- Specific exercises
- Posture correction
- Advice & Education
For further details please contact The Natural Health Centre on 01751 430335 or Anna Wadsworth on 01751 472587.