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Physiotherapy

Practitioners
Annie Hall

First Consultation £65
Follow Up �55

Physiotherapy

What can be treated?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with optimizing an individual’s movement and functioning.  It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking into account an individual’s unique health needs. It is science-based, and committed to using the best available evidence to underpin and inform its practice and delivery. 
                                                                   (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists 2002)

Physiotherapy is a diverse profession; therapy techniques which might be used by the physiotherapists working at the Holistic Health Centre in Woking include: acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound), joint mobilization / manipulation, stretching techniques, and therapeutic exercise.

Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, designated by the letters MCSP, have undergone extensive degree level training, and are well-qualified to treat and help manage a range of conditions; these include: taken verbatim from Phsyio first website

Spinal problems – including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains
Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in joints

Injuries – to muscles ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Work related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and sports injuries

Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed
Neurological conditions – such as strokes, head injuries, nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and ME
Abdominal problems – such as spastic colon, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
Obstetrics – including ante and post-natal classes/exercise/relaxation/advice and treatment for backpain during pregnancy
Chest conditions – both medical and surgical including hay fever, asthma and sinusitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis

Pediatrics – for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems

(Physio First 2008)

Practicalities

In your first physiotherapy session, a detailed history of your condition together with any relevant past medical history will be recorded.

A physical assessment will then be undertaken to help determine which structures/movement patterns are most likely to be involved in your problem.

After these subjective and physical assessments an initial treatment plan will be discussed. This will include an estimation of the number of sessions likely to be required in your case, types of therapies most suited to resolving your issues, and the proposed outcomes and goals of your treatment plan.

Initial assessments are comprehensive and can last up to one hour; subsequent treatment sessions can last between thirty and forty-five minutes.

Every opportunity will be given to you to ask questions about your condition. Advice regarding the management and prevention of future occurrences of the problem can also be given.

(In the first session in order to facilitate accurate observation of postural alignment you might be asked to remove layers of clothing, please bring shorts/vest top/appropriate underwear for this.)

 

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