Physiowise was established in 1988 and since then the practice has developed a reputation for high standards, particularly in the treatment of neck and low back pain.
Our aim is for you to be able to return to your normal usual activities as soon as possible, using a "hands-on" and holistic approach to healthcare.
With our individual areas of expertise we are able to offer an integrated approach in a relaxed environment with a wide range of conditions from a sprained ankle to whiplash and lower back pain, headaches and tennis elbow and injury following illness, trauma or surgery.
This may not manifest itself simply as localised symptoms in the neck or in the lower back, but can be referred elsewhere causing headaches, sciatica, trapped nerves affecting the arms and legs, and pins and needles.
Symptoms can be caused by a variety of reasons, including whiplash injuries, disc trauma or poor posture.
Most people respond well to joint mobilisations, exercise programmes improving core strength in particular. Acupuncture is also used for pain relief.
Joint pain may arise from arthritic changes or injury to ligaments or cartilage. Where there has been trauma to a joint affecting the cartilage or ligaments, healing can be aided using physiotherapeutic measures. If surgery is required, post operative treatment can be carried out, whether it be for soft tissue surgery or following joint replacement e.g. hips and knees.
Often patients are told that nothing can be done to help arthritis. Physiotherapy does not cure the condition but can help considerably with pain relief, flexibility and strengthening through exercise programmes. Also gentle adjustments to improve alignment of the joint can help, as can acupuncture.
Understanding your condition helps in learning how to manage it better and helps preserve the joints for longer.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are not restricted to sports injuries. Anyone can sprain their ankle or develop tendonitis. Rest/non-aggravation of the injury plus cold or heat together with gentle exercise will settle most injuries down.
Sometimes more than first aid is required and appropriate treatment and rehabilitation will increase the rate of recovery. Tendonitis in particular has a slow recovery and will benefit from early intervention.
Our promise to you
We promise at all times to make sure you receive the best possible and most appropriate treatment for your complaint, along with the following:
Regular reviews throughout the course of treatment
Continuity of care