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 for all age groups. These treatments 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.
I lead a small exercise exercise group for individuals who are newly diagnosed with osteoporosis which can often be a shocking, confusing and isolating diagnosis. After taking some baseline health measurements I will take you outside for a guided walk then indoor for some chair and standing exercises with a focus on strengthening the main muscles groups advised by the ROS and CSP for people with osteoporosis in line with the “Strong, Steady and Straight” campaign. Falls advice and links with other local services will also be available. With a clinical Pilates, sports and hospital to community rehabilitation background I have a wealth of knowledge to guide you through an exercise programme to empower you and give you the confidence to be active, exercise and live life to the full. Please wear footwear suitable for outdoor and walking poles, if you need them. Call or e-mail for further information.
At the practice I 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.