Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy £40 – £50

Physiotherapy is more than just massage and covers a diverse array of treatment methods to reduce pain and restore function. I believe people feel better when they really understand their condition.

Treatment is designed to give you strategies to get rid of your symptoms quickly and easily. Depending on your goals and reality of condition and your psychological-physical status, treatment may include a simple exercise program, manual hands-on therapy, taping, postural and movement analysis, strength and conditioning, and finally important- education about your condition.

Physiotherapy is defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as: “Physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.”

Physiotherapists in the UK are required to be HCPC registered healthcare professionals. This is important as the HCPC standard relate to registrants’ education, professional knowledge and skills, behaviour (conduct, performance and ethics) and

Sports Massage £35 – £45

Sports massage is a technique to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.

This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).

Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning and trigger point response to techniques similar to Acupressure and shiatsu. I can bring together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury free training and minimise post event injuries.

What should I expect from my Physiotherapy session?

Using detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, I will conduct a thorough assessment to establish an accurate diagnosis. Then, using research-based evidence I will apply the appropriate treatment. These can include joint mobilisation and/or manipulation, soft tissue therapy and exercise programs.

I will create an individual rehabilitation plan which could include many different treatment options, these will be re-evaluated and amended during each visit and depending upon your progress.

What should I wear to Physiotherapy?

Wear loose fitting clothes that you are comfortable in. Ideally gym wear or casual sportswear.

James Swinford

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