Physiotherapy helps the body to heal itself. It is a natural method of healthcare which gently and effectively works with the body to encourage rapid pain reduction and early healing. By combining traditional values of patient care and state-of-the-art facilities, the physiotherapists at Norris Health offer the very best in healthcare.
Here are just some of the many conditions which can be helped by physiotherapy:
- Spinal problems such as back pain, slipped discs, sciatica and trapped nerves.
- Injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons, including tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sprains, strains and sports injuries.
- Joint problems, including pain, swelling or stiffness in joints, arthritis and following dislocations.
- Fractures. When the bones have healed, our treatment can remove stiffness and re-strengthen the limb.
- Diseases of the nervous system, such as strokes, MS, Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy
- Vascular disorders.
- Postural changes, balance problems, falls in the elderly.
- Ante and Post natal rehabilitation, pelvic floor exercise for both females and males.
- Rehabilitation following surgery, for example joint replacements
What to expect
When you see one of our physiotherapists they will give you a full examination. This includes taking your medical history (what has happened, and how your injury occurred). We will chat with you encouraging you to tell us how your condition is affecting you in your own words – we try to avoid medical jargon!
Next, we will examine you (best to wear shorts and a strapping top when you come). We are interested in how you move, what you feel, any weakness, stiffness, or tightness. We will often use special tests which give us more information and allow us to gradually build a picture of what has happened to you.
From all of this we can make a clinical assessment of the likely causes of your problem allowing us to plan a way forward. We will tell you what we have found and what we plan to do.
Once the consultation has finished, it’s on to treatment! We have several types of treatment available to us and we will match this to each patient’s individual needs. For example we may use hands on techniques (soft tissue work and joint movements), electrical machines and guided clinical exercise. As things begin to improve, treatment changes to keep pace with your healing, and we take many patients through to our purpose built rehab gym where we will use additional clinical exercise to get you back to the activities you love, be it walking the dog, digging the garden, playing sport or playing with you children or grandchildren.
Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and restore function and many patients say after a course of treatment they feel better than they have for years!
Please contact us to see how we can help.