Treatments

The Treatments that we provide:

Exercise Therapy: Mobilising and Strengthening Exercises

Exercises are probably the most widely known, recognized and 'expected' treatments that are associated with going to see a physiotherapist. You will not be disappointed at Towcester Physiotherapy Clinic! Exercise therapy is the underpinning of all aspects of physiotherapy for every type of condition and forms the basis of good treatment and rehabilitation. It takes the form of exercises both to mobilise and strengthen joints and muscles. It is a way of involving you in your own treatment and giving you the tools with which to work together with your physiotherapist to achieve a successful outcome.

Rehabilitation after Injury

We will provide and guide you through a progressive and individually tailored programme, suited to your needs and aspirations to restore you to your maximum recovery. You will have an exercise programme and possibly soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, gait re-education and electrotherapy.

Tendon Pain/ Tendonitis

The most common conditions affecting tendons are" Achilles Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow. Please see the " Conditions " page for more information on the causes and symptoms of these.

Early treatment and advice are very important in the treatment of these often troublesome problems.

We use soft tissue massage, electrotherapy, ultrasound, stretching and strengthening exercises and acupuncture . We also give you a great deal of advice on management of the condition including" Do's and Don'ts". We have a great deal of experience in the treatment of tendon pain and find that these regimes are very successful.

Rehabilitation after Surgery

The main post- surgical conditions that we treat are for surgery following fractures, soft tissue injuries and after joint replacements, particularly of hips and knees.

You will have an exercise programme to mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, re-educate walking, where appropriate and restore you to full function.

Joint Mobilisations

Joint mobilisations are small passive movements applied to the joint at varying speeds and amplitudes to restore movement and to reduce and alleviate pain. Sometimes these mobilisations can be accompanied by the patient joining in with the movement to further help the mobility of the joint.

Muscle Strengthening

Muscle strengthening is achieved by a carefully progressed treatment regime. This can start with easy exercises and the resistance and so the muscle power is increased using for example, gravity, weights, graded exercise elastic banding, gym work and an increase in activity.

Soft Tissue Massage

This is an important part of physiotherapy treatment. It is used to increase blood flow to soft tissues and therefore loosen tight structures, remove waste products, relieve pain and promote healing.

Core Stability Strengthening and Training

Core stability training has become extremely popular in recent years and forms the basis of all good rehabilitation of injuries, return to full fitness and injury prevention. It consists of a carefully graded ( and this is important as too advanced exercises can be ineffective at best and harmful at worst) exercises for the 'core' muscles. Here we are talking about the deep stomach and the pelvic floor muscles, the deep back muscles and the diaphragm. They form a chamber within which lies the spine. So the principle behind core stability is to strengthen these core postural muscles to provide stability and support to the spine and thus through to the arms and legs while activities are being performed. These may be daily activities of a mundane nature, around the house, garden or at work and whilst taking exercise of a gentle nature through to the elite athlete. Core stability is also very important as a basis for good posture.

We are very experienced in providing the correct regime of exercises and in teaching you how to implement what we teach you into your daily life and activities. We also have connections with local approved Pilates Class teachers with whom you can continue your training.

Pelvic Floor Exercises and Continence Advice

Many people suffer from continence, leakage and bladder issues and many of them have 'tried' pelvic floor exercises but without success. This is usually because they are not doing them properly and this is the main problem!

Marion Thom is a very experienced specialist in Women's Health. After a careful assessment you will be provided with a progressive programme of pelvic floor strengthening exercises and bladder training. This can be extremely effective and make a real difference to a very difficult and embarrassing problem. If you would like to know a bit more about the conditions we can help with then please go to the ' Continence' entry under ' Conditions'.

Treatment for Ante and Post Natal Back and Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful things that can happen in a woman's life but at times, it can cause a great deal of discomfort through low back and pelvic pain ( Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD).

Marion Thom is an experienced specialist Women's Health and in these often debilitating conditions. We can help you a great deal by gentle exercise, positioning and advice about daily activities and most importantly, a lot of help and advice about core muscle strength and posture. We will guide you carefully through your pregnancy and can help you afterwards, as well, if necessary.

Balance Vertigo and Dizziness Rehabilitation

These can be very distressing conditions and can severely affect people's confidence and quality of life.

Please go to ' Balance / Vertigo and Dizziness Disorders' on the 'Conditions ' page for an explanation of these problems.

How can we help? We are very experienced in treating these problems. We will carefully assess you and then decide on the best course of treatment. This may be helping you with gait and mobility problems. We may also use 'Cooksey Cawthorne' exercises which is a progressive exercise system to re-educate the inner ear balance mechanism. These are particularly effective in treating imbalance and dizziness following inner ear infections.

Another common cause of dizziness, mainly when changing position, is 'Benign Postural Positional Vertigo' or BPPV. We have a high success rate in treating this through performing the 'Epley Manoeuvre'. This is a treatment involving moving you through various positions in order to relocate crystals from the inner ear, which are causing the problem.

Breathing Exercises

We use breathing exercises to improve lung function and breathing control. We also use and teach you how to do' postural drainage' which is particularly effective in clearing the airways.

Acupuncture

We are all members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

We use acupuncture very successfully in the treatment of pain. It is particularly useful in soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis, trigger point nerve and muscle pain. We use acupuncture as an adjunct to our other treatment modalities.

Posture Correction

This is important!

So many of our problems, very particularly back and neck pain, stem from poor posture learnt from an early age and influenced by body type, work, interests, activities and life! As we are all aware we do spend a lot of time sitting at computers, leaning over our smart phones and tablets, driving and travelling to work. This cannot be avoided but these activities can cause much pain and many problems.

Many of our treatment are therefore underpinned by a huge emphasis on posture correction through mobilising exercises, muscle strengthening, body awareness and ergonomics. It can be done!

Ergonomic Advice

A large part of our lives is spent at work and very often that means at a desk. Therefore the type of chair we have, how we sit in it, how we arrange our work around us and plan our day is immensely important in preventing back and neck pain. We are able to advise you on the ergonomics of your work station and your posture plus give you ideas and tips on how to reduce the stresses and strains on your body during the working day.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is not seen or used in the Physiotherapy Department nearly as much nowadays. It does still, however, have its place. The most commonly used modality is ultrasound therapy which promotes healing via the ultrasound waves increasing the blood supply. We also use interferential therapy to relieve pain and increase the blood supply. This is applied via adhesive electrodes to deliver an interrupted current. It is allied to a TENS machine which can be regularly used to control chronic pain. We are able to advise you about the use of a TENS machine, let you trial one and then supply you with a unit should it be required.

To make an appointment please call Towcester Medical Centre on 01327 359953.
Or email your details and requirements to info@towcesterphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk.

We will then contact you to arrange an appointment.

If you would like further information on the conditions we treat and the services we offer please call us on 07808 331386

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Appointments: 01327 359953
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E: info@towcesterphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk

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Towcester Physiotherapy Clinic, Towcester Medical Centre, Link Way, Towcester NN12 6HH


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Contact Us

Appointments: 01327 359953
Mobile: 07808 331386
E: info@towcesterphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk

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Towcester Physiotherapy Clinic, Towcester Medical Centre, Link Way, Towcester NN12 6HH


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