At Stay Active Physiotherapy, the type of treatment you receive will be tailored to your needs from an initial assessment. No two individuals or injuries are exactly the same therefore it is important to have the 60 minute consultation before deciding on a course of treatment.
I treat adults and children (musculosketetal only). Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The aims of physiotherapists are to restore function, normal movement, alleviate pain and improve strength and physical well-being. I tailor individual treatment programmes from a thorough initial assessment to achieve this outcome, whilst also providing an efficient, reliable, honest and competitively priced service, practicing within the CSP Professional Codes of Practice.
Physiotherapists use different treatment techniques to each individual condition and patient. I have a ‘hands on’ approach whilst also encouraging self management and healthy living for long term gain. These can include, joint mobilisations, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, electrotherapy (such as ultrasound), taping and gait rehabilitation following the use of walking aids.
Chartered Physiotherapists who specialise in sports are a separate profession to sports therapists. Chartered Physiotherapists are regulated by the HCPC and undergo separate training and experience in sports after a University degree course in Physiotherapy. Our medical knowledge, manual handling and treatment options are therefore broader and we aim to improve our patient’s quality of life with these additional skills.
At the practice I also prescribe tailor made shoe insoles for patients with long term biomechanical issues where hands on treatment and exercises do not work. A gait/walking assessment is done for tailor made ‘Formthotics’ shoe insoles.
These insoles are specially moulded around your foot type using my heat machine to help with biomechanical problems. ‘Formthotics’ insoles are suitable for all types of shoes. See Formthotics.com for more information.