What is Physiotherapy?
What we do
People often come to us with conditions that cause pain, stiffness, weakness, pins and needles or other symptoms. These types of problems can result in difficulty with daily tasks, sleep, work, leisure or sport.
- Back pain
- Neck problems
- Spinal operations
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Ankle pain
- Frozen shoulders
- Tennis elbow
- Joint replacements
- Sports injuries
- Post op rehab
What to expect at your first appointment
Please aim to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment as we ask all patients to fill in a pre-assessment questionnaire relating to your past medical history. Please bring with you a list of your medication, reading glasses (if necessary) and shorts if you will be uncomfortable just being in your underwear.
Your first appointment will normally last around 45 minutes, in which you will receive a full assessment.
- We give time to listen to you, in order to understand your individual condition and the problems it causes and how it is affecting your life.
- We examine you thoroughly to form an opinion on diagnosis. It is very likely that you will be asked to undress. We discuss our findings with you and how the condition may best be treated.
- We will offer you advice and information about your condition, especially in regards to how you can help yourself manage your condition better.
Other treatments that we may offer include:
- Exercises (as an individual or in groups) to stretch and strengthen; to improve posture; to improve your core stability muscles; to become physically more active; to improve general health and fitness and to help rehabilitate to work, sport and leisure activities.
- Mobilisations, massage and manipulations – movements we or you can apply to joints or muscles and tissues.
- Acupuncture – (available in all sites except Calne).
- Any combination of the above
The number of treatments will vary with each individual, but this can be discussed with the Physiotherapist after the initial assessment. Follow-up appointments will be booked by you to be as convenient as possible.