Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Why see a Physiotherapist at Parks?

Physio in St NeotsPhysiotherapy at Parks is all about helping you to achieve your maximum physical potential. This means that our Physiotherapists will address any issue that may be preventing you from reaching this goal. All our Physiotherapists are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy [CSP] and the Health Care Professions Council [HCPC], so you know that you are getting treatment from Physiotherapists who keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the profession. A number of our Physiotherapists are also members of special interest groups and have Master’s level degrees.

What to expect when you come to Parks for Physiotherapy?

When you first attend you will be booked in for an assessment with one of our Physiotherapists. The first session will involve some questions about your problem, before a thorough physical examination, which will involve the therapist observing your posture, how you move, and gently feeling the joints and surrounding soft tissue. Your Physiotherapist will also assess how well specific muscles are functioning.

Your Physiotherapist will then apply their clinical judgement to what is found during the assessment, and they will discuss with you what your treatment options are. You will always be central to all decisions about your treatment. Sometimes if a particular problem is very complex, your Physiotherapist will consult with other Physiotherapists in the practice to gain extra insight into a condition and its treatment. In fact consultation is something we actively encourage!

Treatment Types

Treatments that the Physiotherapist may use include:

  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue massage/release
  • Acupuncture
  • Movement/Gait Re-education
  • Manipulation
  • Core stability training [Pilates based]
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation

We strongly believe that successful treatment involves educating and advising you about your condition. This may mean that as well as “hands on” treatment, you will also be given advice about posture or movement that you can implement at home or work. You are likely to be given exercises or stretches that will improve or maintain the benefit of the treatment you have received.

We want to be able to give you a solution to your problem as soon as possible. So if your Physiotherapist feels that the problem is not resolving as expected, then we will not keep you coming back for treatment time and time again. Your therapist will discuss the options available to you at this point, which may mean that investigations such as x-ray, blood tests, or scans might be requested. Or a referral to another health professional may be the most appropriate course of action.

What do Physiotherapists Treat?

There is a wide range of conditions and problems that can be treated. As a general rule, Physiotherapists treat all pain and movement conditions that involve joints, muscles or nerves, whether that is spinal pain or general joint pain in the arms or legs. We offer valuable advice and treatment for a number of conditions such as:-

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Work related discomfort
  • Overuse injuries
  • Trapped nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle injuries
  • Knee injuries/problems
  • Sprained ankles
  • Foot arch problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder problems
  • Thoracic and rib pain
  • Pelvic and sacro-iliac joint pain

What if I am pregnant?

Physiotherapy also has an important role to play during and after pregnancy. We can provide a full assessment and appropriate treatment for any musculo-skeletal aches and pains you might be experiencing during this exciting time.

What if I have a Sports Injury?

All our Physiotherapists are experienced in treating sports injuries, so whether you run, play tennis, football or golf [or anything else!] we can guarantee an expert service to help put you back on track. We often see common injuries such as muscle pulls, overuse injuries and gait problems and our Physiotherapists are experts at knowing how to help you back into your sport in the safest possible way.

Massage

Our Chartered Physiotherapists are skilled in the treatment of soft tissue with massage. So whether you suffer from aches or pains following a sporting event, or simply feel that you would benefit from massage, please arrange to see one of our Physiotherapists who will assess you [just to make sure that there is no underlying problem] and also give you any supplementary treatment and advice that you may need to make a full recovery! This is where we feel you get the benefit of seeing a Chartered Physiotherapist!!

Planning orthopaedic surgery?

We would love to see you if you are planning or have just had orthopaedic surgery. We work closely with our orthopaedic consultants and their protocols and are pleased to help you achieve the best result possible after any form of orthopaedic surgery. You may want to visit us before you have your surgery to discuss what your rehabilitation might involve afterwards. This can help to prepare you and may help alleviate any worries you may be having. Your Physiotherapist will explain what sort of exercises you may be asked to do afterwards to help you improve muscle strength and movement. After your surgery we will work closely with you and your consultant to help you achieve your goals.

Some of the types of surgery we help rehabilitate are:

  • Spinal surgery
  • Joint replacement/resurfacing
  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon/ligament repair
  • Bunion surgery

Do you suffer with mobility problems?

Physiotherapy has an important role to play with mobility problems. Our Physiotherapists can help by showing you how to strengthen important muscles and address any balance issues. We can also advise about the right type of walking aid if needed to help you feel as confident as possible.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

All our Physiotherapists are able to treat children’s conditions and injuries. So whether you have a child with a sporting or dancing injury, or any other problem you might be concerned with, please speak to one of our Physiotherapists to find out whether your child might benefit from seeing one of the team.
Please contact Parks Reception for more details or to make an appointment

Read our Reviews

In June 2011, Giles C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I have used Park\'s on several occasions, the latest treatment given was thourough and had a major impact on my back getting better. I would recommend this business to anyone...
In June 2011, mark a said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I\'ve used Parks Therapy center a number of times over the last few years for a few different reasons and have always found them very helpfull. Had a marked improvement after a few visits there and would highly recommend them to family and friends. M
In June 2011, mike s said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Following surgery I was finding life difficult as running was not an option for five long weeks; post seeing my surgeon I made appointment with Parks Therapy Centre. My Physiotherapy has changed my world again. I recommend Jo Garvey; as without doubt
In July 2011, George B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Angela is a super therapist with a sense of humour and a keen interest in patient care - Exceptional!!!
In July 2011, Janet F said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Staff incredibly pleasant - very welcoming physiotherapist - first class - very efficient..
In July 2011, Patsy G said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
My feet have never been so comfortable - all due to the expertise of Angela Foster.... Thank you.
In July 2011, Sharon B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
This is an exceptional business. Very helpful staff and lots of services offered.
In July 2011, Hattie H-C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Brilliant service. Great succsessful treatment. Always on time. Very understanding when stuck in traffic + easy to make an appointment.
In August 2011, Pauline C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very good at what they do, would highly recommend them.
In August 2011, Sue S-S said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Good service - appointment on time, parking can be a bit iffy, despite private carpark. Would recommend.
In August 2011, Susan L said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Treatment and personal attention throughout absolutely fantastic. Strongly recommend to people needing treatment for Physio etc.....
In August 2011, Susan L said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Treatment and personal attention throughout absolutely fantastic. Strongly recommend to people needing treatment for Physio etc.....
In August 2011, J B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Excellent service and physio treatment. What else do you need?
In August 2011, Ian M said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Following previous visits to a Chiro who treated everything but identified problem. Went to Parks - exceptional treatment and very good advise. Not pushy. Would highly recommend.
In September 2011, Gloria P said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Really happy with withall treatments recieved. Would recommend to anyone.
In September 2011, Mrs M B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Would highly recommend Parks Physiotherapy centre.
In September 2011, Angelina P said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Friendly and efficient staff. Would highly recommend them!
In September 2011, Muriel R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Highly recommended........................
In October 2011, Elly C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I would highly recommend Parks Therapy Centre.
In October 2011, Mike E said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
All staff very helpful, understanding and caring with my wife who has MHD Syndrome. Have rebooked further course and recommended to MHD association.
In October 2011, Mrs E R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Always treated with care and attention, have used many therapies and never been dissapointed - Highly recommended.
In October 2011, Anne E said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very helpful & thorough in examination. Professional. Found the problem immediately - Knows his field!
In November 2011, W Neal said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very helpful and benificial - Highly recommended.
In February 2012, Trish A said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Fantastic treatment! Excellent reception and appointment avalability. Very friendly, helpful and informative. Walked in crippled, walked outb human! Thank you.
In February 2012, Jonathan B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
This is the best place if you have any type of sports injury. Highly recommended.
In February 2012, Charlie J said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
So many things Parks Therapy Centre can treat its unbeliveble, very professional and friendly staff..
In September 2012, Phill S said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I have never had a back problem in the past, but about 6 weeks ago did something that put me out of action for 3 weeks. If you are like me and work for yourself this was a major problem. Thank god for Parks Therapy Centre. Jennie was fantastic and id
In November 2012, Ben C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very competent & friendly. Always have a convenient spot for physio and pilates. Highly recommended.
In November 2012, Mrs B J B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Exceptional place. no more to say!
In November 2012, celia c said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Have been going to pilates here for over 6 months now & must say it has made a huge difference. Small classes with a hands on instructor. Very helpful making sure you get all the moves & are doing them correctly. Thoroughly recommed
In March 2013, Derek P said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Over many years I have found Parks to be most helpful in offering various types of therapy. Always friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend them.
In March 2013, Bob N said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Following shoulder surgery, Jo was very helpful in facilitating my recovery. Highly recommended.
In March 2013, D H said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Parks Therapy Centre - Friendly, professional and effective. I highly recommend them.
In March 2013, Joyce G said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very happy with treatment received, certainly recommend Parks Physio to others.
In March 2013, A. N said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very friendly and professional environment. Staff are friendly and achieve the best treatment. Improvement through listening and care.
In May 2013, Kathleen M said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Service is excellent. Got an appointment the next day.Problem was discovered on the first visit, exercises given made a good response in 1 week. Would highly recommend!
In June 2013, Adrian H said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I recommend Parks Therapy Center for the ease of booking appointments, for their superb physio and their happy nature.
In June 2013, Anna G said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Really good and helpful, recommended by my GP. Very good service and treatments.
In June 2013, M C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I would highly recommend Parks Therapy Center, they are very very good at what they do.
In June 2013, Karen B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I would highly recommend Parks Therapy Center in St Neots, And the staff are very friendly
In July 2013, Lena C said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I HAVE ATTENDED PARKS CLINIC FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND I THINK THEY ARE EXCELLENT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE!!
In July 2013, R S said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
A LOVELY ATTENTION DETAIL SERVICE. NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT - FEEL EDUCATED TO EXERCISE FOR THE FUTURE.
In August 2013, Kevin R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Visited Parks to sort out a knee problem. The service i received was first class and would recommend Parks to anyone.
In August 2013, C L M said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
REALLY GOOD SERVICE. I WAS GIVEN EXERCISES THAT I COULD MANAGE AND MAINTAIN AND WAS ALWAYS TOLD THAT I COULD CALL SHOULD I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS.
In August 2013, Beidie M said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Unable to walk or sleep due to a severe back pain that GP treated with painkillers, but following treatment from Ivan, now walking without a stick. Much improved..
In August 2013, A M I said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Very good treatment from reception and then the therapist, very friendly and explained every step we took. Recommended!
In September 2013, Emma S said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
A great service with friendly helpful staff with hours that suit everyone. Would happily recommend.
In September 2013, Bob R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I received professional service, not only were they (Kim) able to sort out my probles but able to put my mind at rest. Thank you and I recommend this service.
In September 2013, Kathleen P said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE I RECEIVED AND THE ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT PROVED SUCCESSFUL.
In September 2013, Brian D said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Hi Catherine, thanks for treating me. I have progressed from 10% taste buds to 50%
In September 2013, E D said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I\'ve had back and hip problems for some years, but after a very painful episode some months ago I went to Parks. Ivan listened and using the information I had told him and his own observations has given me exercises etc to do. My mobility and streng
In September 2013, Ann Marie B said about Parks Therapy Centre St Neots Acupuncture
HAVE BEEN TREATED VERY SUCCESSFULLY FOR NERVE PAIN FOLLOWING A BOUT OF SHINGLES. THE CENTER IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY AND CONVENIENT. THE ACUPUNCTURIST WHO TREATED ME WAS MARVELOUS - A REAL PLEASURE ON EACH VISIT.
In October 2013, Kevin H said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
I would certainly recommend Parks Therapy Centre, always a good friendly service.
In October 2013, Olivia Q said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
An excellent service, from the receptionist who rang back when she said she would, to the treatment recieved. Everything was explained, I was asked if I was comfortable every step of the way and felt as if I was treated as an individual - not a produ
In October 2013, Bev W said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Thoroughly recommend - Very professional and caring service - Sorted me out - Very friendly team. Thank you.
In October 2013, Tania R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Really good at what they do, very helpful and fast at booking in when appointments are needed. Friendly staff, always helpful.
In October 2013, Mark . said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
REALLY BIG IMPROVEMENT TO MANY YEARS OF LACK OF MOVEMENT TO NECK. GREAT TO FEEL MORE NORMAL AGAIN!
In October 2013, Jane G said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Great service as usual, fitted me in very quickly, just wish I was warned it was a male physio as I would have worn different loose fitting clothes.
In October 2013, Angela R said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Ivan & the team at Parks helped me get back to work when I was in a bad way. Their positive and professional attitude really helped me get my life back. I couldn\'t recommend them enough!
In October 2013, Louise B said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
The staff are very warm and friendly, the help and exercise are easy to do at home, always willing to ask how we are and how things have been with the exercises. Would recommend!
In October 2013, Mrs Catherine T said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Ivan was very thorough and dealt with me very sympathetically and spoke clearly explaining everything very clearly. The exercises given were very helpful. I am feeling much better.
In October 2013, Matthew E said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
WONDERFUL PEOPLE, AN EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND.
In October 2013, Tracey L said about Parks Therapy Centre - St Neots
Everyone at Parks was very friendly and helpful. Ivan was very good and explained everything simply and took time to listen. Excellent service. Thanks