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- Pre and Post Op Physiotherapy
- Sports Therapy/Functional Training
- GP Fast Track Service
- Sports Massage
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy encompasses a range of skills and techniques to aid
and accelerate the body’s natural healing process to reduce and in many cases, relieve pain.
Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre has a team of trained physiotherapists who are able to successfully assess and perform injury diagnosis, provide appropriate treatment of injury and referpatients to a GP or consultant for further specialist investigation.
Our physiotherapists see human movement as central to health and wellbeing and are trained to identify movement dysfunction and maximise a patient’s potential through education, prevention of injury, treatment of pain, and rehabilitation after injury.
Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre provides patients with a physiotherapy service that is personable and caring taking time to properly diagnose the cause of pain, and implementing a treatment and rehabilitation programme focused on individual patient requirements.
Our physiotherapists utilise a wide range of skills including mobilisation techniques, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and rehabilitative exercise.
Every physiotherapist is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is recognised by all the major insurance companies
Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre can help you with a wide range of musculoskeletal (muscle pain, joint pain and/or bone) conditions whether they are a sports injury or general pain.
We treat a wide range of patients ranging from the general public through to elite athletes, and all sports injuries are treated. Everyone receives the same care and attention regardless of how their injury happened or whether they are from a sporting background or not.
Our treatments take you right from acute injury to fit, rather than just functional. We take the whole journey with you to ensure you are back doing what you love.
Pre and post Op Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is typically indicated following an orthopedic surgery such as operations on the hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand, neck, foot, ankle, and spine to facilitate a speedy recovery. Physiotherapy can start anywhere from a few hours to afew days after surgery and in some cases there may be a period of immobilization following surgery.
A patient’s ability to regain motion and strength and ultimately return to their daily activities depend on physical therapy. The body will not regain normal motion without specific retraining. Physical therapists are specifically trained to restore range of motion and strength without compensation and to prevent re-injury during the recovery process. The therapist can also provide the patient with specific guidelines to allow optimal healing.
After a thorough evaluation by a Physiotherapist, goals will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function. The therapist and patient will work together to establish functional goals related to resuming normal activities of living as well as preventing an injury from recurring. The therapist will then design an exercise program tailored specific to the patient’s needs and abilities, and work.
Therapy is often divided into distinct phases. The first comes immediately after surgery when the body part may be immobilized while pain and swelling subside. Then comes a series of progressively challenging exercises to restore range of motion, stability, and strength. The final goal is to return the patient to a pre-injury activity level. Post-operative treatments may specifically include:
Strategies for pain reduction including
- Modalities such as ice, heat, and electrical stimulation
- Flexibility exercises to improve range of motion
- Exercises to strengthen muscles
- Posture, balance, and coordination training
- Gait analysis and training
- Manual therapy techniques
- Self-care training
- Home exercise instruction
We use the most effective treatment techniques, including:
- Joint mobilisation
- Soft tissue therapy
- Sports massage
- Tape application
- Muscle stimulation therapy
- 1:1 and Group Based Therapy
Pilates was originally developed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. More recently the traditional Pilates principles to improve your strength, mobility and flexibility. Our Pilates classes are tailored to suit your needs. Whatever your age or ability, we offer safe and effective 1:1 and small group Pilates classes. All our classes are taught by Physiotherapists who understand movement and importantly ensure a safe and effective exercise programme.
Our classes are small as we believe its all about the individual. Our classes only allow up to 6 people to every one of our class attendees the chance to be monitored and progressed appropriately.
Pilates can also be beneficial for
- Injury prevention
- Post injury and recovery management
Reformer Pilates is a great way to improve your joint mobility, flexibility and strength.
The sessions can be made as easy or as hard as you like and are suitable for those who have certain injuries, for those who have already used the reformer or for people who would just like to try something new. The difference between matwork pilates and reformer sessions are; with the Reformer exercises you are able to work against resistance whilst taking your muscles and joints through safe low weight bearing ranges.
All Reformer sessions are taken by DMA Clinical Pilates – Physiotherapy Trained professionals.
Sports Therapy and Functional Training
We all have different reasons for exercising. Whether it’s to gain strength, improve your health and fitness, or performance enhancement, it is important to exercise in a safe environment, following an individual program that is right for you.
Our performance therapy department specializes in movement restoration & injury rehabilitation. State of the art gait/motion analysis and functional training facilities amongst other treatment plans helps eradicate those niggling or persistent injuries, optimising performance.
This is achieved through the application of the key areas that can be expected from sports therapy.
- Injury Prevention
- Management, treatment & appropriate referral
- Education & counselling
- Athletic taping
With the use of state of the art technology such as the Alter G Treadmill (pictured); we can provide differential air pressure to gently and precisely reduce gravitational forces on our patients, allowing them to move without pain or interference to natural gait mechanics.
- Facilitate improved recovery time,
- Manage neurological conditions and
- Manage chronic disease,
- Build strength and endurance
- Increase athletic performance
Sports Therapy/Functional Training
- Start your recovery sooner from injury
- Train Longer
- Run Faster
- Improve Cardiovascular fitness
All of the above can be achieved, naturally, and with minimal impact and joint stress by reducing the forces of gravity
With our combined experience of over 20 years, we have the expertise to optimise your movement and recovery from acute and chronic injury and the team is well equipped to work with your physiotherapists within any constraints you may have. We will often work with your physiotherapist to achieve targets in strength and conditioning before you return to sport. With a changing and shower facility, you can now book a session and go straight to work!
Fast Track GP Service
We are able to provide a GP Fast Track service to all Indigo Medical Practice patients, which ensures you will see a Physiotherapist within 2 weeks at an affordable price.
Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre offers sports massage therapy that includes deep tissue manipulation and myofascial release with various forms of stretching exercises and techniques to improve muscle health and performance.
Relieve stress and tension
A deep tissue sports massage is aimed at improving circulation, eliminating the build up of lactic acids, preventing accumulated stiffness from training or working repetitively. This treats the majority of minor and moderate musculoskeletal problems directly and results are experienced quite quickly.
Sports massage helps:
- Relieve stress and tension.
- Reduce the likelihood of injury during exercise.
- Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury.
- Gain full range of movement and increase muscle flexibility.
Improve postural and general body awareness.
and implementing a treatment and rehabilitation programme focused on individual patient requirements.