Physiotherapy is defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists as "primarily the use of physical means to restore reduced or impaired activity". To some, it may sound daunting but it is a hugely beneficial therapy for rehabilitation.
Hypermobility & Physiotherapy:
Mary Thornton has a special interest in treating hypermobility syndromes. Over the past 20 years Mary has developed a treatment programme to help manage patients with a wide array of symptoms to help improve posture, balance, joint stability, breathing techniques, relaxation, muscle strength & endurance.
Mary runs regular workshops for patients & movement teachers to help educate ways of managing this common condition.
One of our highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists will discuss your past and present medical history as well daily activities. Then, via observation and movement, we analyse your posture, joint range of movement and muscle activity to identify any problems. From this an appropriate treatment programme will be devised. All discussion and treatment is in the strictest confidence.
Treatment may include:
Helping you restore your mobility and strengthen your muscles.
Teaching you how to hold & move your body more effectively to reduce pain or avoid stress on joints.
Facilitation of joint movement to help reduce pain and stiffness.
Specific release or manipulation of soft tissue to ease muscle tension.
Education on how to use your breath to enhance control of movement, aid relaxation or general improved sense of wellbeing.
Prevention is better then cure. Physiotherapy using Clinical Pilates can help educate you about your posture and how to move in everyday life thereby helping the body relearn basic movements. It also incorporates balance exercises to help prevent falls and use of the breath to aid relaxation.