Did you know?
- Physiotherapists work with people of all ages to bring about improvements in their health and independence.
- Studies have indicated that physical therapy treatments have a major impact on conditions such as back and neck pain.
- Physiotherapists provide exercise programmes for conditions that affect the bones and muscles, such as arthritis, back and neck pain, osteoporosis, joint replacements, and urinary incontinence.
- Physiotherapists provide exercise prescriptions to help people keep fit and achieve/maintain a healthy weight.
- Around 350 million people are obese worldwide. Physical activity is one of the best means of countering obesity.
- Children and young people under the age of 18 need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day to promote and maintain health.
- Adults need 30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity 3 days a week to maintain health. Plus, they need to do muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week.
- Research has shown that physioexercise prescriptions help women who experience incontinence, suffer from osteoporosis or are recovering from breast cancer surgery.
- Physical activity provided under the guidance and supervision of a physical therapist reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer.
- If exercise was a pill, we would all be on it!
What to expect?
Your first appointment may last for up to an hour and will usually include some treatment. We will also ask you to complete standardised forms regarding your health, pain, beliefs and how your current condition affects your daily life. In this way, we can accurately chart your progress through treatment. Such forms are also a requirement of our governing bodies and insurance companies. Paperwork can be an inconvenience but it does help us deliver the best care for you.
We always start with the same procedure: talking. We allow plenty of time for you to describe your symptoms or performance goals, allowing us in turn time to listen and thoroughly assess you before progressing. We believe the more time we take at the initial stage the more effective we can be in helping you to reach your goals faster and easier. We have the same approach for every client:
What should I wear?
You should wear suitable clothing: for example, we recommend wearing shorts if you have a leg or back injury. We also suggest that ladies wear a vest top for neck/shoulder injuries.
If you are attending our Sports Clinic is best to bring your usual sporting clothing and trainers.
Do you do Home Visits?
Regrettably no, we are busy in the clinic but will happily recommend some of our trusted physiotherapy colleagues to come at see you instead. They are happy to see you in your home until you are well enough to be able to come into the clinic to see us. Please call us for further information.
Judy Dickson tel 0779771840
Suzie McLagan (neurology) tel 07829917767