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Hands-on mobilisation and manipulation techniques of joints can ease pain by reducing swelling and inflammation, while also regaining joint mobility and changing muscle function. These techniques can be effective on all joints, including the spine.
Several electrotherapy techniques are available: therapeutic ultrasound is used to improve tissue healing. The ultrasound head is used directly on the skin with a gel to improve contact; interferential therapy can provide drug-free pain relief for a variety of musculo-skeletal problems; TENS machines are small, portable devices providing pain relief for acute or chronic pain. This can be especially useful for self-management.
Using fine needles, this is an ancient Chinese technique that has increasingly been backed up by scientific research. There is a growing evidence base to support its use for a variety of conditions. Acupuncture’s intended benefits are reduction in pain, alleviation of muscle spasm and tension, facilitation of the healing process and promotion of general well-being.
Soft tissue techniques, such as massage and myofascial release, target the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Massage promotes increased blood flow and relaxes muscles, which stimulates healing and alleviates painful symptoms.
Taping can be used to promote recovery or relieve pain and swelling, depending on the technique used. The tape is water resistant and can be worn for up to 5 days. It can be particularly helpful when working with athletes, like swimmers, runners, and cyclists.
A programme of exercises can be specifically tailored for you. Home-based therapeutic exercise is often an effective complement to treatment in clinic, whether before or after surgery, or for ongoing problems.
We have a range of equipment (such as wobble boards, wobble cushions and gym balls) that make the rehabilitation process more dynamic – and even fun!
” I was very impressed with every aspect of treatment. I was made to feel very relaxed and welcome.”
” Excellent help – first physiotherapist I have been to and actually benefited from treatment.”
” I cannot fault the kindness and attention given to me by Julie Herbert. Nor the manner in which she alleviated the pain I was suffering.”
” Julie was very professional, got to the cause of trouble immediately and effected a ‘cure’. I would not hesitate in recommending The Physiotherapist to others.”
” Julie, as you know, I think the care, kindness and thought you give your work is excellent and indeed I do recommend you to others.”
” Excellent treatment – Julie gave me confidence, plenty of feedback and there was praise from the Consultant on excellent physiotherapy. I will recommend you any time. Thank you Julie.”
” Julie is very knowledgeable and explains things very well and very clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needed physiotherapy services.”
” The physiotherapy I received from Julie Herbert following my hip replacement operation was most beneficial and the two home visits at the beginning were particularly beneficial. Julie took a lot of time with me.”
” It was refreshing to be treated by someone who obviously cares about her patients and I felt very confident in her abilities.”
” Very happy with treatment and friendly attitude to me as a patient and shifting to a downstairs room when I had problems walking upstairs! Have already recommended to others.”
” Having been to another physio prior to Julie, I was resigned to the fact my shoulder would never be 100%. However, Julie used several different treatments, which made a huge difference very quickly. I feel the service has been second to none and would wholeheartedly recommend Julie to anyone needing help.”
” Julie has been absolutely fantastic in getting my running injury resolved. Couldn’t be more delighted! Many thanks.”
” Julie, as you know, I was unable to sit or walk properly, with heavy & sharp pain in my legs. Following your expert diagnosis, effective treatment, and ongoing management, I have been able to function properly and without pain. I am, have been, and will be, extremely grateful for your expertise, professionalism, and kindness. Thank you!”