Chartered Physiotherapists treat problems linked to different areas of the body, such as the bones, joints and tissues of the musculoskeletal, the brain and nervous, the cardiovascular or the respiratory systems.
Knee pain and back pain are just some of the common injuries that we treat. They help people who have specific health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, cystic fibrosis or heart disease.
We also treat sufferers of sports injuries or trauma to a particular area from an accident or degenerative condition such as arthritis.
Our team of Chartered Physiotherapists will devise a personalised programme involving a mixture of all therapy methods to provide a speedy and sustained recovery.
Caused by an injury or an event
Lifting, falling, traffic accident
Pain referral into one or more limbs
Pain often severe and immobilising
To ease symptoms and improve mobility
Clinic based treatment
Home based exercises
Changes in posture
Poor sitting and standing positions
Changes in muscle
Muscles of rest and static posture become used for movement leading to
Joint compression and overload
Gradual loss of bone height
Early intervention can
Reverse damage (in some cases)
An individually tailored programme using some or all of
Structured physical rehabilitation
Recovering from pain and dysfunction is a team effort. The most important work is done by the patient under the guidance of the physiotherapist.
Change of direction
Badly timed tackles (football, rugby, hockey, etc)
Falls (horse riding, cycling, rugby, running, etc)
Instability (ligament damage – cruciate, collateral, meniscal)
Treatment is individually tailored and includes some or all of
Active and passive mobilisation techniques
Electrotherapy to assist in tissue healing
Extensive physical rehabilitation programme
Sedentary lifestyle (sitting, driving, IT, etc)
No injury (history)
No change in training programme
Elbow pain (tennis, golf)
Plantafascia (foot) pain
Muscle imbalance leading to
Muscle misuse (resting muscles used for movement) leading to
Instability during movement
Joint structure overload
Swelling is often minimal
Local area treatment using standard techniques
Does not cure the problem
A global approach will highlight the true cause and lead to a treatment programme that not only relieves the symptoms, but clears the problem.
At Fountain Square Clinic we fully endorse the global approach to treatment.
Since the treatment is aimed at looking at the individual as a whole, the therapist does not just focus on the specific problem area of the body but takes things such as lifestyle and the general well-being of the person into consideration.
Manual therapy techniques are also employed by Chartered Physiotherapists to mobilise joints and soft tissues and to relieve pain and stiffness. This technique can also help to improve blood flow to the affected area, which is thought to promote healing.
Since this form of therapy can be used to treat a wide range of afflictions, it means that there is no one single approach to treatment plans. Usually, this is tailored to the individual on the basis of their specific health condition or needs, as well as factors such as general health, age and mobility.
A sportsperson suffering from an ankle injury may, for instance, be offered a different physiotherapy treatment plan to an elderly patient who is suffering from an arthritic or heart condition or an expectant mother in preparation for childbirth.
Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment approach to help people who may have been affected by injury, disability or illness. There are several ways that physiotherapy can be used to help a person, depending on the nature of the problem and the part of the body affected.
The aim is to help restore mobility, reduce or manage pain and facilitate recovery following an injury or operation or a specific illness. Anyone can benefit from physiotherapy, no matter what age they are.
Education, awareness, empowerment and active participation of the patient are crucial elements of the physiotherapy process.
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3 Buxton Old Rd