What is Physiotherapy?

…the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means including mobilisation, manipulation, electrotherapy and exercise.

 
iStock-487696200.jpg
 
 

Treatment at Merrow Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic begins with an initial assessment. 

Questions are asked to establish the nature of the condition. Range, quality of movement and posture are observed. The presence of any joint swelling or muscle spasm is noted. The area is then palpated for any tenderness and reproduction of symptom's. A diagnosis is made and a treatment plan is fully discussed with the patient. Questions are welcomed at any point in the assessment. Subsequent treatments are reassessed briefly at the start of each appointment to facilitate an accurate and immediate rehabilitation. Loose comfortable clothing should be worn to allow the part being treated to be appropriately exposed. All personal details are private and protected in accordance with registration of the Data Protection Agency.

Conditions treated:

  • Sports injuries

  • Neck and Back pain

  • Headaches

  • Joint problems and Arthritis 

  • Muscle strains

  • Post accident strains and breaks/fractures

  • Posture related disorders

  • Ergonomic advice and work related health

  • Biomechanical assessments

  • Pregnancy and Women's Health 

  • Post orthopaedic surgery

Treatment modalities:

  • Manual Mobilisation (small joint movements by the physio)

  • Manipulation

  • Massage (sports and remedial)

  • Traction

  • Exercise programmes

  • Electrotherapy: ultrasound, etc

  • Acupuncture

  • Ergonomic and postural advice

  • Gait analysis and orthotic (insoles) prescription

  • Pilates

 
iStock-1024653194.jpg
iStock-525211556.jpg
iStock-542566294.jpg
 

Rates

Initial Assessment:

  • 1 hour for most Spinal conditions and Biomechanical assessments £90

  • ½ hour for all other conditions and local spinal pain £50

Subsequent Treatments:

  • All usual ½ hour appointments £45

  • Short electrotherapy appointments £30