Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a scientific base. All Physiotherapists undergo a 3 year training, and then continue to be closely monitored on first graduating to ensure they achieve the necessary level of competence to treat patients safely and effectively. As Chartered Physiotherapists and members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) we also undergo yearly auditing to ensure that we have undertaken an appropriate amount of ongoing professional training to remain up to date with all new treatment techniques.
At Stow Physio at Bourton we are all experts in biomechanical assessment, and so are able to look at how your joints move, or your body works in order to determine what the underlying cause of your problem may be. We are then able to use various treatment techniques to correct the problem, and show you exercises to do at home to prevent recurrence.
By finding the root cause of a problem, rather than simply treating the symptoms we aim to give you a long term solution that means you can continue your activities without the need for ongoing treatment.
Assessment involves watching how you move and then feeling the joints, muscles and tendons in the area for stiffness or pain.
If we feel that you problem is one that physiotherapy cannot help we will tell you, and then help you to find a solution elsewhere, either by onward referral for further tests or scans, or advice and referral to a suitable consultant or fellow health professional.
Treatments We Use Include:
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation
- Soft tissue mobilisation and fascial release
- Muscle energy techniques
- Electrotherapy including ultrasound, TENS and shortwave therapy
- Exercise programmes for rehabilitation and prevention
- Core stability training
- Postural and ergonomic advice