WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Physiotherapy is an established and dynamic profession that uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and function to the body.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial at the first sign of a problem and can stop minor niggles developing into the major problems which leave you unable to carry out normal daily activities, hobbies or sports.

 

SUNDERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

We provide ‘hands on Physiotherapy’ treatment at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic, as well as exercise prescription, ultrasound, acupuncture, to name a few.

We can liaise with your GP as required if other management options, investigations or if a referral to a consultant is required.

All Physiotherapy appointments are with either Lindsey, Sharon or Debs, who are specialist musculoskeletal Chartered Physiotherapists with over 36 years combined experience.

We will take time to listen to you, which in turn helps us understand what is happening and therefore diagnose the problem accurately. From here we will then give you a concise treatment and management plan, working towards your needs and goals. So whether you need to return to work and sport again, or simply want to get up and down the stairs easier, we will help you achieve your goals.

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • Initial consultation 45 mins – £45*
  • Review appointment 30 mins – £33
  • A 50% deposit is required at the point of booking in order to secure your appointment.
  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any clients who cancel within 24 hours or do not attend their appointment will lose their deposit.
  • *Please note we see over 16 year olds only*

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Conditions we treat:

Physiotherapy at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic is designed to help musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Spinal problems –  irritated/ prolapsed discs, joint degeneration/ wear and tear, neck pain and headaches, whiplash, sciatica and other nerve injuries causing pain/ pins and needles in the legs or arms
  • Joint problems – arthritis, pain and swelling, stiffness, frozen shoulder, cartilage problems
  • Sports injuries- no matter what your level of sport is
  • Muscular strains and pulls, ligament sprains, tendon injuries such as achilles/ patella/ rotator cuff tendonitits
  • Work related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), carpal tunnel and tennis elbow. Workstation (DSE) advice is also provided where appropriate
  • After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery
  • Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

We also provide a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapy service:

  • Pregnancy related pains, such as lower back, hip, leg and pelvic girdle pain (PGP)
  • The Mummy MOT, a Specialist Post- Natal Physiotherapy assessment recommended for all women from 6 weeks onwards

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION

At your initial consultation the physiotherapist will carry out an in depth assessment of your symptoms as well as taking a full medical history. You are advised to bring along a list of any medication you are taking and any useful reports if you have had any tests or scans.

A physical assessment will then be carried out. This may require you to partially undress in order for the therapist to see the problem area, therefore please come dressed appropriately. You may wish to bring shorts/ vest top as applicable.

Following this detailed assessment the therapist will be able to give you a clinical diagnosis of your condition and discuss with you recommended management.

This will include treatment options, expected length of treatment and expected outcome.

You will receive a short treatment at the end of your initial consultation if appropriate.

Initial consultation (and treatment) will last 45 minutes.

Every opportunity will be given to you to ask questions about your condition to ensure you have a full understanding of the diagnosis and its management.

It is normal to experience a temporary mild increase in your symptoms following your initial assessment. These symptoms will normally subside within 12-24 hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any ongoing symptoms or questions about your treatment, we are here to help.

 

Physiotherapy treatment options

Treatments are often aimed at reducing pain, restoring normal movement and function as quickly as possible.

Treatment options may include:  pain relieving techniques, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial release, exercise programmes (including core stability), electrotherapy, acupuncture, taping and biomechanics/ footwear advice. You will also receive advice on how to get back to normal activities at home and work as well as ways to prevent recurrence in the future. For the sports person our advice will include information on safely returning to your training and sport and ways to prevent re-injury in the future. This can be done in conjunction with team coaches where necessary.

Review appointments and treatments are 30 minutes, unless a longer session is recommended.

Do I need to be referred by my GP for Physiotherapy Treatment?

No, you do not need to be referred by your doctor for treatment. Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners and their extensive specialist training means they should be your first ‘port of call’ for any musculoskeletal problem.

With your permission, your physiotherapist will write a report to your GP on completion of your treatment, and will advise you if you need to see a doctor with regard to your condition.

We are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), as well as all major health insurance companies such as BUPAAXA PPPAviva, and Simply Health to name a few.

Please check your individual policy for more details on how to access Physiotherapy via your insurance and if you are liable for any excess on your insurance policy.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you would like to book a Physiotherapy consultation, have any questions or would like some more information, then please do get in touch.