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Treatments

At Julia Heath Physiotherapy clinics experienced physiotherapists provide a high quality and evidence informed physiotherapy assessment together with treatments for all musculoskeletal conditions.

Our approach incorporates advanced clinical reasoning skills ensuring that an accurate diagnosis is made. Subsequently, a treatment plan is designed specifically tailored to your individual needs to promote good health and well-being. This is often combined with an exercise programme and advice. Some of the modalities we use include:




Manual therapy

Manual Therapy is a specialised form of physiotherapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and mobilise/manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and joint dysfunction.

Techniques can be used to increase range of motion of joints and extensibility of soft tissues and to reduce inflammation to promote healing and repair.




Massage

Massage is used to stimulate circulation reducing swelling and accelerating recovery. By increasing the blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients are brought to the tissues to enhance cell regeneration. Deep tissue massage mainly focuses on realigning deep layers of muscle and connective tissue breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and muscle tension. There is a release of endorphins which also reduces musculoskeletal pain.




Exercise

A personalised programme of therapeutic exercise prescribed by your physiotherapist to help achieve your goals identified during assessment. These may be to mobilise or help stabilise painful joints and strengthen weak muscles.

As well as specific exercises, gentle activities such as walking or swimming may be recommended if you are recovering from an operation or sports injury that affects your mobility.




Rehabilitation

On-site rehabilitation facilities are available at both practices to assist a speedy recovery and return to appropriate level of fitness, activity and endurance required to lead a normal life. Whether that is walking the dog or running a marathon. We aim to help you overcome any challenges that may present as a result of your problem or injury. In medicine, surgical procedures are often used to achieve long-term success. At the Julia Heath Physiotherapy Clinic we believe that post-operative rehabilitation therapy is essential to restore your freedom of movement following orthopaedic surgery, such as arthroscopic joint surgery, knee or hip replacements.




Education and Advice

To recover from illness, injury or surgery it is essential to have an understanding of your problem, the treatment goals and options will be discussed with you.

Physiotherapists are essential in providing the appropriate information and guidance, to support you through each stage of your recovery and teaching you how to avoid recurrence of your symptoms.




Electrotherapy

Often used as an adjunct to other treatment modalities, e.g. ultrasound, to speed up the healing process.

Electrotherapy works by improving blood flow and accelerating the absorption of oedema. Electrotherapy can also be used to improve motor control of very weak muscles.


Physiotherapy Screening

Physiotherapy screening is a proactive approach to keeping you fit and healthy. This will identify actual or potential problems such as pain, reduced joint or soft tissue mobility and biomechanical/structural issues. Screening is usually carried out when there is a recurring or overuse type sports injury like Achilles tendonitis, knee pain or plantar fasciitis.

Biomechanical Assessment can help identify factors which may be the cause of, or contributing to, your symptoms. For example, curvature of the spine, flat feet or leg length discrepancies.

The importance of this is to:

  • Limit the onset of injury
  • Provide you with advice on training and conditioning.
  • Benefit you if you are returning to exercise after periods of being less active or recovering from injury.
  • Maximise your full training potential.
  • Identify appropriate home exercises.
  • Make your training a happier and healthier experience