The purpose of physiotherapy is to treat disease, injury and disability by examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention by use of rehabilitative procedures, mobilisation, massage, exercises, and physical agents to aid the patient in achieving their maximum potential within their capabilities and to accelerate convalescence and reduce the length of functional recovery. All procedures will be thoroughly explained to you before you are asked to perform them.
At Hexham Physio we encourage patients to be actively involved in they own rehabilitation that is why we aim to educate you about your condition, why the injury happened and how to prevent from reoccurring.
Physiotherapy is suitable for people of all ages and we will be helping you to manage pain and prevent disease.
Conditions we treat:
- Chronic and acute neck and back pain
- Headache and nerve entrapment (neck and lower back)
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
- Sport injuries
- Arthritic pain and joint stiffness
- Strains, sprains and fractures
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Surgery preparation and Post Surgery Rehabilitation- Total hip/knee/ankle/shoulder replacement, Ligament Reconstruction
- Manual Therapy including joint mobilisation and manipulation, soft tissue release and massage
- Medical acupuncture for pain relief
- Shockwave therapy
- Localised cryotherapy with cold air stream
- Gait and posture analysis
- Strapping and taping of joints and injured tissue
- Individualised exercise programme and postural advice
We understand that this might be the first visit to a physiotherapist but we will be there for you every step of the way so aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items:
- Comfortable clothing-your session may include exercise and stretches, so dress as if you’re going to the gym e.g. shorts or loose trousers, strappy top
- If you are a runner bring your running gear and trainers
- If you are currently using a splint, sling, crutches, or any other aid including orthotics
- Any relevant medical reports you may have e.g. x-ray, MRI
- Reading glasses as there will be some forms to fill in
- Membership and authorisation number if treatment is funded by a private health insurance company.