Physiotherapy

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.
 

Assessment:

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:

Exercise programmes: 
Helping you restore your mobility and strengthen your muscles.

Posture education:
Teaching you how to hold & move your body more effectively to reduce pain or avoid stress on joints.

Mobilisation: 
Facilitation of joint movement to help reduce pain and stiffness.

Massage: 
Specific release or manipulation of soft tissue to ease muscle tension.

Breathing techniques:
Education on how to use your breath to enhance control of movement, aid relaxation or general improved sense of wellbeing.

 

Prevention:

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.

 

Dance Physiotherapy:

Our Physiotherapists analyse the dancers static and dynamic movement patterns, and determines any imbalances in the muscular skeletal system. Through this, the clinician sets about rebalancing those movements to help improve performance and prevent injury.


I have been under Mary’s care for various stress & strains, wear and tear and malfunctioning of my ageing body. Without fuss and uncanny insight she assesses immediately what and where the problem lies and with a sure touch, based presumably on long experience and a quite remarkable expertise proceeds to start the process of putting it right - all with astute mix of firm authority and caring understanding. In short - she is a god!
— Monica Stoodley