This is a detailed assessment of your condition to establish not only a possible diagnosis of your complaint but also to find the route cause of the problem. This way we are able to set you up a bespoke treatment plan, as well as a plan to reduce re-occurrence of symptoms or help you learn how to manage your symptoms in the long term.
During our follow up appointments we continue our assessment, treatment plan, whether it be continued manual therapy, acupuncture, electro therapy or exercise progression.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment using powerful acoustic pulses in order to treat certain musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of electrical therapy that sends in high energy soundwaves into the tissues to promote tissue healing.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin, it has been used in China for over 2000 years and increasingly in western medicine since the 1970s. We also now offer 'group acupuncture sessions' which is a much more affordable way to have the treatment.
Horse riding places high demands on the body and while most of us take great care over our horse’s physical needs we often neglect our own. Good symmetrical posture in the saddle begins with a well-balanced, strong and flexible pelvis, this in turn allows for a neutral spine and engaged core. Often weaknesses in the rider cause braces and soreness in our equines, so working on our own weaknesses may prevent asymmetry and pain for our horses. As both a Horse riding instructor and Chartered Physiotherapist, Kelly can help identify weaknesses or areas of discomfort and provide you with exercises and techniques to improve your riding.
Women's health physio can help manage symptoms such as prolapse, incontinence, bladder urgency and pelvic girdle pain. 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence in their lifetime, up to 50% will experience prolapse, and up to 60% will experience significant bladder/bowel pain symptoms. Approximately 20% of 18-50 year old women will complain of chronic pelvic pain. And all women will go through the menopause. Many women tolerate these problems and assume they must endure it and many are too embarrassed to seek help. Pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy helps to cure or improve the symptoms of weak pelvic floor muscles for over 70% of women.
A mummy MOT is a specialist post-natal assessment for women following delivery of their child - whether it is 6 weeks post natal or years after. The MOT is designed to assess the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long term child birth related complaints and guide you back to your activities.
An in depth assessment of your pelvic floor strength (whether that be internally or externally), to make sure you understand how to not only contract the muscle fully, but relax it too. We also complete an assessment of your tummy gap and/or c-section scar.
From this assessment we can then set you up a bespoke post-natal recovery programme designed especially for you, your lifestyle and your goals.
After having a baby (either vaginally or through c-section), half of all women have a weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area – over a third suffer with chronic pelvic pain or dysfunction. This can result in altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness and sexual dysfunction. A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing and often embarrassing symptoms.