Patient Information- Treatments by Physios

Professor Nick Webborn, one of the UK’s foremost consultants in Sport and Exercise medicine, leads our team of Consultants, Chartered Physiotherapists, a Podiatrist, Nutritionist and Massage Therapist.

Our approach is holistic and multidisciplinary – we will always make sure you see the best person to help solve your problem and aim to both treat your symptoms and determine why your problem is occurring and try to prevent it from recurring. Our state of the art facility offers on site ultrasound imaging for diagnosis and image-guided injections for the most accurate injection placement.

You can refer yourself to us or be referred by your general practitioner, physiotherapist or consultant. We are recognised by all major health insurance companies but you don’t have to be insured to come to us.

Acupuncture

With its underpinnings in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the skin or muscles in order to facilitate the body’s natural healing processes.
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Compex

In order for muscles to grow and become stronger they have to be put under increased load. For example, if you wanted the thigh muscle to grow bigger and stronger you would add weights to your foot to tell the brain to activate more muscle fibres.
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Joint Mobilisations

Joint mobilisations are an essential in the Physiotherapist toolbox! They are a type of passive movement applied to any skeletal joint with the aim of increasing range of motion, reducing stiffness and restoring function.
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Laser

Laser improves tissue repair (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduces inflammation and reduces pain wherever the beam is applied. It is used in conjunction with other treatment and exercises to help promote returning to activity, for muscle, tendon, and nerve problems as well as joint conditions.
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Massage

Our therapists can use a variety of soft tissue techniques or massage with the aim of relaxing muscles, reducing pain, restoring normal movement and facilitating healing.
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Pilates

Pilates is a mind body conditioning exercise program that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability and posture. The mind and body are brought together to achieve these aims through the following eight sound principles: concentration, centering, breathing, isolation, routine, precision, control and flowing movement.
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Tape

Tape – one of the physiotherapists’ favourite and most versatile tools that can be used in many different ways. There are a whole variety of different tapes but essentially two broad categories.
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Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is delivered by moving a metal probe over your skin. The ultrasound is created by the vibration of crystals in the head of the probe and we use a water based gel on the skin to help transmit these sound waves to your skin and tissue.
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If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please contact the administration team.
Telephone: 01323 745970 • E-Mail: reception@sportswise.org.uk