Normal movement is central to the health and well being of individuals.
Pain reduces the ability to move and therefore the ability to function, physiotherapy can help! The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.
The physiotherapist will provide an accurate clinical assessment and diagnosis of your problem, Gill our physiotherapist adopts a holistic approach to treatment and therefore will take into account not only physical symptoms but also psychological and social factors which often have a bearing on the presenting complaint.
Once a diagnosis has been made the physiotherapist will utilise her wide ranging skills to provide effective treatments for your problem.
Treatments are available for acute problems such as sports injuries, sprains and strains and more long term, chronic problems such as Rheumatoid arthritis and long standing back pain.
Many different specialist techniques are utilised by the physiotherapist these include:
Soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations and manipulations, home exercise programmes, postural correction, ultrasound therapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy (See Suffolk Hydrotherapy).
Our aim is to improve your condition and return you to your fully functioning state as swiftly as possible.
These techniques are specialised hands-on skills consisting of joint mobilisation, manipulation and soft tissue techniques including massage, they are designed to reduce pain, restore movement and improve function.
Exercise is a core component of most physiotherapy treatment plans. An exercise programme may consist of stretching, strengthening, muscle retraining and rebalancing. The exercises are progressed and customized to your needs and your specific goals for recovery.
High-frequency sound waves can treat deep tissue injuries by stimulating blood circulation and cell activity. It is thought it can help reduce pain and muscle spasm, as well as speed up healing.
Patients are provided with an explanation of their condition and possible causes and strategies to help self-manage and prevent further injury.
Gill has trained in medical acupuncture (western acupuncture), a specialised training for physiotherapists; this is an adaptation of traditional acupuncture based on clinical diagnosis and evidence based research. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques to help reduce tissue inflammation and pain and to promote recovery.