Physiotherapy Treatments

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.

Therapy & Services

When is physiotherapy used?

The main problem physiotherapy solves is the pain that is preventing you living life on your terms and allowing you to be pain free in life. Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:

  • bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
  • brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease

Elbow pain is often caused by overuse. Many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.

What can cause shoulder pain?

Various conditions can cause shoulder pain which includes several forms of arthritis, torn cartilage, or a torn rotator cuff. Swelling of the bursa sacs (which protect the shoulder) or tendons can also cause pain. Some people develop bone spurs, which are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones. Shoulder impingement is a very common cause of shoulder pain, where a tendon (band of tissue) inside your shoulder rubs or catches on nearby tissue and bone as you lift your arm.

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What can cause foot pain?

Plantar fasciitis is the result of damage to the tough band of tissue (fascia) that runs under the sole of the foot, which causes pain in the heel. It most commonly affects people aged 40 to 60 who are overweight or on their feet for long periods of time

Achilles tendon injuries ain and stiffness along the back of your heel could be a sign of damage to your Achilles tendon. This is known as Achilles tendinopathy.

The pain can often be relieved with rest, ice packs and painkillers at home, although it may take several months to resolve completely.

If you experience sudden and severe pain in your heel, which may have been accompanied by a “popping” or “snapping” sound, you may have ruptured (torn) your Achilles tendon.

Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments (strong bands of tissue around joints that connect one bone to another). They often occur if you change direction or speed suddenly, fall and land awkwardly, or collide with an object or person, such as when playing sports.

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What can cause back pain?

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.

The pain of sciatica is usually felt in the buttocks and legs.

Most people find it goes away naturally within a few weeks, although some cases can last for a year or more.

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What can cause knee pain?

Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.

A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Some of the more common knee injuries include:

ACL injury. An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament— one of four ligaments that connect your shinbone to your thighbone. An ACL injury is particularly common in people who play basketball, soccer or other sports that require sudden changes in direction.
Fractures. The bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella), can be broken during motor vehicle collisions or falls. People whose bones have been weakened by osteoporosis can sometimes sustain a knee fracture simply by stepping wrong.

Torn meniscus. The meniscus is formed of tough, rubbery cartilage and acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it.
Patellar tendinitis. Tendinitis is irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons — the thick, fibrous tissues that attach muscles to bones. Runners, skiers, cyclists, and those involved in jumping sports and activities are prone to develop inflammation in the patellar tendon, which connects the quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh to the shinbone.

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Ben H
Ben H
2022-10-12
James provided me with 11 weeks of diligent, knowledgeable and fundamentally worthwhile physio treatment following a hip operation. On top of this James assisted with hydro therapy which was an important development in my recovery. His explanation of my circumstance was described in a fashion that made a complicated situation much more coherent for me. Following treatment with James, I feel much stronger in my hip and body more generally, and have a greater understanding of hip anatomy and what I need to do to continue recovering well. I also appreciate the straightforward nature of booking appointments thanks to his office. Overall, I would recommend James to anyone in need of post surgical rehabilitation or merely minor muscle strains and the like. Thank you James for all the help.
Gareth Hardwick
Gareth Hardwick
2022-10-04
James was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He managed to diagnose and treat an injury I had been suffering with for a year. After a course of treatment and shockwave therapy, the issue has gone.
Liz Jones
Liz Jones
2022-09-15
Great practice. Fitted me in at short notice, was very knowledgeable, explained everything clearly and gave very effective treatment. I was also given exercises to complete after treatment to continue my progress. Well recommended.
Joe Malloy
Joe Malloy
2022-09-07
James is very professional, knowledgeable and attentive. I would highly recommend him as a physiotherapist.
David Sutton
David Sutton
2022-08-14
Quick diagnosis and treatment elevated the pain.
Slade Baker
Slade Baker
2022-04-29
James provide honest professional opinions, developed a management plan at the very beginning and set realistic expectations of what we could achieve or not. Good availability for appointments and flexible fair fees structure. Has motivated me to make a major lifestyle change on long term fitness. Wan
Jason McLean
Jason McLean
2022-04-22
I went to see James with what turned out to be frozen shoulder. James was great, explaining clearly what was the issue and how physio would help. In addition to the physio he showed me a number of exercises that I should do in between sessions. I would recommend James.
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2022-04-05
Been to James for rugby injuries years ago and came back recently due to back and groin issues. He sorted me insoles for my flat feet he picked up on. Done a great job at sorting my back out. Knows what he’s on about
Nigel Phelps
Nigel Phelps
2022-04-04
I cannot speak highly enough about James and Ruth! My 7 year old had quite a difficult elbow injury to treat. James was patient and worked so well with my son; he made the sessions fun and interesting. He even bought him an Easter egg to celebrate arm straightening after months of it being bent! Ruth was always lovely to deal with, and very understanding when we had to reschedule appointments. We feel blessed to have found such an excellent physio, and have no hesistation in recommending him.
Chioma Chigbo
Chioma Chigbo
2022-04-01
James is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I had been suffering with a neck and shoulder injury for years and no previous physiotherapists was able to give me relief. In just a few months with James, i feel so much better and i'm gaining back my quality of life.

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