Why see a Physiotherapist at Parks?
Physiotherapy 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!
Treatments that the Physiotherapist may use include:
- Joint mobilisation
- Soft tissue massage/release
- Movement/Gait Re-education
- Core stability training [Pilates based]
- 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
- Rheumatoid disorders
- Chronic pain
- Work related discomfort
- Overuse injuries
- Trapped nerves
- 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.
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.
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