At the Valley Physiotherapy Clinic we provide a holistic approach to treatment. This involves a detailed assessment in order for us to have a thorough understanding of your condition and the underlying factors influencing it. Treatment is focused on alleviating symptoms as well as addressing the causes to prevent recurrence and involves a combination of manual therapy techniques. An in-depth knowledge of the underlying problem allows us to provide you with a specific exercise programme.
The sooner physiotherapy begins, the faster the recovery. Early physiotherapy allows for complex cases to be identified in order to facilitate referral to the appropriate specialist if required.
Treatment includes any one or a combination of exercise therapy including pilates, manual therapy, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy, acupuncture, massage to facilitate soft tissue healing and re-education of posture and poor movement habits.
We are proud at Valley Physiotherapy Clinic that the majority of our patients are referred by local GP’s and word of mouth from previous satisfied patients.
A physiotherapist will prescribe different treatment or rehabilitation exercises depending on how your injury or complaint presents.
On initial consultation you will have a thorough physiotherapy assessment of your presenting complaint. This will help identify the best treatment option for you. All of our physiotherapy treatments are then individually tailored.
Physiotherapy can be used for injuries sustained as a result of sport, daily activity or related to your occupation. We are experts at dealing promptly and effectively with acute injuries, such as those seen in athletes.
We also have a great deal of experience in using physiotherapy to deal with chronic pain and conditions which have often failed to respond to other interventions.
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment can help reduce pain and prevent future problems whether you’ve been recently injured or have been suffering for years. By reviewing and evaluating your symptoms on your first visit, the physiotherapist will advise on the best course of action and devise an appropriate treatment plan.
Conditions treated include:
Spinal Problems – back and neck pain including prolapsed discs – with/without referred symptoms to the arms or legs. Degenerative conditions, arthritis, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and whiplash.
Joint Problems – Arthritis, and/or pain, swelling, stiffness in shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees and ankles.
General Injuries – damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Work related injuries such as repetitive strain injury, whiplash and personal injury.
Post Surgery – rehabilitation and treatment following keyhole, minor or general surgery on the back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and hand. Recovery from joint replacement, arthroscopy and open surgery.
Fractures – Treatment, rehabilitation and advice following broken bones whether during healing or to restore full function post-healing.
Sports Injuries – sprains, strains, bruising, soft tissue damage to muscles ligaments and tendons, cartilage problems.
Timely professional treatment is vital for effective and fast recovery. Every patient receives a tailored rehabilitation programme and is given advice to prevent future injuries and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Acute back pain happens to most of us at some point in our lives. How we manage it is vital. Acute mechanical back pain is extremely common and the condition invariably responds well to conservative treatment like physiotherapy and exercise. There is increasing evidence to show that avoiding long periods of bed rest and getting moving as soon as possible is the best way of managing an acute onset of pain.
So try not to worry – if you do the right things you stand a very good chance of making a great recovery!
Acupuncture is an effective therapeutic tool in rehabilitation. We are pleased to offer this service at our clinic. Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of sterilised needles into specific points on the body.
Classical acupuncture was developed in China over 3000 thousand years ago as a component of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has been successfully used for hundreds of years. Research has found that acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins and cortisol in the brain. These chemicals are vital in pain relief and inflammation control. As physiotherapists are often treating conditions involving pain and inflammation, acupuncture has become a valuable tool in rehabilitation.