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Physiotherapy Conditions

Conditions suitable for physio treatment

Highmead Physiotherapy Limited specialises in musculoskeletal disorders and sport injuries, as well as post operative rehabilitation and the conditions listed below.

If your condition doesn't appear in the list please telephone for advice on how we may be able to help:

Conditions we can successfully treat:

Whiplash associated disorders - more info

Car accidents seem to be part of our daily lives these days, and can cause damage to the spine and surrounding soft tissues, these injuries may lead to secondary problems called (whiplash associated disorders or WAD) for example headaches and increased anxiety.

Most minor injuries will resolve with rest after a couple of weeks, however, some whiplash injuries can cause moderate to severe pain, with restricted movement and function. These need gentle physio techniques to improve their ability to heal. They usually respond well to treatment, depending on other underlying conditions and risk factors.

Advice on seating, driving position and carrying can be helpful in preventing your whiplash injury becoming a more chronic condition.

Back and neck pain - more info

These affect nearly everyone at some point, and are rarely caused by serious pathology. Most people make a full recovery, only needing advice and reassurance in order to remain active.

Physiotherapy is helpful if the pain is acute, radiating and lasts longer than a week, or, is preventing you from moving normally or standing straight. Highmead Physiotherapy will assess the cause and location of the problem, and treat with specific physio techniques and advice on specialised exercises and back care.

Physio can help in preventing the recurrence of painful episodes, resulting in increased confidence and improved self management. Recognising the warning signs is essential.

Arthritis - more info

If you have aches in a number of joints concurrently, you can arrange an appointment at Highmead Physiotherapy for an assessment. Aches and pains in one joint only may be associated with poor posture, and a full assessment by our chartered physiotherapist can help identify the cause of your problems and recommend ways you can reduce or resolve your aches and pains.

Ankle sprains - more info

The common term "sprained ankle" is used to describe an injury to the ligaments of the ankle. The extent of the injury can vary widely; More serious ankle sprains can take months to heal. To optimise your recovery Highmead Physiotherapy has the experience dealing with the specific strengthening and balance exercises you require.

Frozen shoulder - more info

Frozen shoulder or (adhesive capsulitis - medical term). Is a condition where your shoulder capsule becomes limited in its movements with tightness and inflammation. It can be extremely painful and lead to difficulties sleeping. The cause of frozen shoulders has not been identified, but in most cases will resolve in around 6 -24 months. Physio treatment can help to reduce pain and stiffness over this time, through exercise, manipulation and stretches

Headaches - more info

People with poor posture, lots of stress and neck pain commonly suffer from headaches. These headaches are usually felt at the front, the temples or at the back of the head. They may be caused or aggravated by stiff joints and muscles. Such headaches can be successfully treated by our physiotherapy services.

Knee ligament Injuries - more info

There are four main ligaments in the your knees;

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Medial Collateral Ligament
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament

Injuring these ligaments is painful, causing swelling, stiffness and knee instability. It is, therefore, essential that you get your knee examined by a physiotherapist as soon as possible. This will help to rule out any complete ligament ruptures. Highmead Physiotherapy will help your knee improve its movement, strength and stability.

Sciatic Pain - more info

Sciatica or sciatic pain is a leg pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, usually as a result of a bulging or "prolapsed" disc. Sometimes it is simply irritated or inflamed. Symptoms that will usually improve with our physio treatment.

Shoulder tendonitis - more info

In the shoulder joint the movement utilises many small muscles to provide stability. These small muscles are known as the rotator cuff muscles. these muscles can be injured though trauma or overuse and become inflamed. This causes tendonitis of the shoulder tendons, and can be treated at Highmead Physiotherapy.

Tennis and Golfers elbow - more info

Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (Medical epicondylitis) are names given to the pain caused a result of overuse of the muscles in the forearm. Our physiotherapy services will start a strengthening and stretching program, and help with the pain.

Wrist strains - more info

The wrist consist of many small bones, that are held together by ligaments, shock absorbing discs and tendons. These structures can be injured in a sporting activity / trauma or through repetitive strain (RSI). Highmead Physiotherapy can treat your wrist complaint.

Post operative immobilisation, rehabilitation - more info

The success of your surgery depends largely on what you do in the pre and post operative stages. Often, if the post operative stage after orthopedic surgery is not managed carefully with the help of a physiotherapist, you may continue to experience ongoing problems with stiffness, pain, swelling and general lack of confidence with the limb. Contact Highmead Physiotherapy for more information.

 

We can also treat obstetric, gynaecological, abdominal, breathing disorders and stress aggravated conditions. Help can also be given with some neurological disorders. If you have any questions at all please call 01323 737510 for a FREE telephone consultation, it takes 5 minutes and could change your life.

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