Clinic Physiotherapy assessments are available for your everyday aches and pains. This may include, for example neck, back, shoulder, hips, knees, ankle, elbow, foot or hand pain. This would entail taking a full history of your current problem followed by a physical examination. This would examine your range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance and motor control. In some circumstances, where nerve damage may be suspected, an assessment of your nervous system may include testing your reflexes and sensation. Book in for a Physiotherapy assessment here.
Common injuries that are seen in the clinic:
- Aches and pains (see our blog post on back pain here and on neck pain here)
- Sciatica ( see our blog post on Sciatica here)
- Tendinopathies (for example, tennis elbow and Achilles)
- Stress fractures
- Nerve pain (for example pins and needles)
- Post surgery rehabilitation (spinal and peripheral joints). Read more on Physiotherapy after surgery here.
- Muscle and ligament strains and tears
- Sports injuries
- Articular (joint) pains for example arthritis, labral or impingement syndromes to name but a few.
John is an expert in rehabilitating patients back to their chosen activity. Whether it be walking 5km, a round of golf, completing a marathon, playing team sport at a high-level or for a local club. John will provide you with a clear path to recovery and the approximate length of time it should take. He’ll also give you the tools to help manage your injury in the future, so it doesn’t reoccur again.
One-off Consultation Service:
One-off consultations are designed for patients that have a long history of a specific problem and feel that, despite trying different treatments and getting advice from different health professionals, that they are still unsatisfied and have not yielded any significant improvements to date.
In this scenario there will an in-depth history taken of your problem and how it has developed, changed and your journey to the present day since it’s onset. If you have any scans or reports, please bring these along. A list of your medical conditions and medication is also required to get a full picture so John can offer you the best possible advice on what your next step should be and what health professional is best suited to assist you. After this is complete John will do a full assessment examining your movements, strength, flexibility, balance and motor control. He will also undertake special tests (putting your affected joint or spine in specific positions) that can indicate if there is a specific structure involved. John will also examine your nervous system which may include a sensation and reflex test.
Following this, he will advise you on what your next step is. This could be a steroid injection, onward referral to GP or consultant, or further investigations, to name a few. Advice may be given regarding rest from activity. If the issue is to do with sport and exercise, this may include advice on training plans in order to prevent injury from worsening or reoccurring.
Book a Physiotherapy Assessment today
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