Physiotherapy at The Private GP Clinic
Functional movement is a fundamental element in what it means to be healthy. Physiotherapists
work together with their patients to restore, maintain and improve movement and function when
someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Whatever the problem, our physiotherapist will
listen carefully to understand your difficulties and what you want to achieve. Whether your aim is
to reduce pain, increase your range of movement or mobility, or improve your performance in your
chosen sport we can help.
At the Private GP Clinic, you can benefit from the fact that your GP and your physiotherapist
work directly alongside each other. They are able to coordinate and work together to maximise
the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment. For example, your GP can organise X-rays or scans
as needed, or oversee any anti-inflammatory treatment such as medications or joint injections,
whilst liaising closely with your physiotherapist about their treatment plan.
Your physiotherapy appointment will start with a detailed assessment of the problem, involving
a thorough history and examination. The injury assessment will also include a postural and
biomechanical analysis, as often a localised injury is a consequence of poor posture, muscle
imbalance or longstanding repetitive strain type injuries which can affect surrounding structures.
The physiotherapist will then formulate a treatment plan, individually tailored to your needs.
Treatment usually involves manual therapy, which means the physiotherapist uses hands on
techniques such as joint mobilisations, soft tissue releases and massage to treat painful joints and
tissues. We are also able to use ultrasound and acupuncture as part of your treatment at the
practice. You may be given a specific exercise prescription, including, for example, core stability
exercises (utilising our physiotherapists specialist knowledge of Pilates), and postural or ergonomic advice to aid the rehabilitation process.
We can offer treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Tendonosis injuries i.e. tennis elbow, rotator cuff, Achilles tendon
• Frozen shoulder
• Acute sports injuries e.g. ankle sprains, calf sprains, muscle tears
• Arthritis & mobility problems
• Post-op rehabilitation
• Postural problems – core stability training/ Pilates tuition
• Antenatal and post natal conditions