What we treat
We specialise in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
Neck and Back Pain Disorders:
- Sciatica, “slipped-disc”
- Joint / ligament sprains and strains
- Torn / pulled muscles – eg. calf, hamstring
- Tendon injuries- golfers / tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, groin strains, impingement of shoulder tendons
- Frozen shoulder
Headaches / Dizziness
Repetitive Strain Injury
After Orthopaedic surgery:
- joint replacement rehabilitation
Chest Conditions / Sinusitis / Hay fever
Physiotherapy treatments available at our practice include:
- Manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation
- Electrotherapy – including ultrasound, interferential, TENS, biofeedback, muscle stimulation and laser
- Exercise programmes designed to suit the individual’s needs and abilities
- Taping /strapping
What to expect when you visit our Physiotherapy Practice
- When you attend for your initial consultation the physiotherapist will take a detailed account of your condition together with any relevant medical history
- A clinical examination will then be carried out to determine the diagnosis
- The physiotherapist will explain your condition fully to you and outline a proposed treatment plan that will maximise your recovery and prevent recurrence of the problem in the future
- You will always receive treatment during this first consultation, not just an assessment
- This initial consultation will last approximately 45 minutes, and subsequent treatment sessions approximately 30 minutes
- The Ingatestone Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Practice has established over the years a close collaborative relationship with many local GP’s and Consultants
- If we decide that it is necessary to refer you on for a specialists opinion or further diagnostic investigation eg: x-ray, MRI scan, you can feel reassured that this will be done promptly and efficiently
We have been successfully using Acupuncture as part of clinical treatment since 2000.
- Acupuncture may be suggested as part of your treatment plan by your physiotherapist.
- It is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integral approach to the management of pain and inflammation.
- Very fine needles are inserted gently into specific acupuncture points on the body to stimulate the brain to release its own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.
We offer Reflexology and Reiki treatment.
- Reflexology is beneficial in managing both chronic health conditions as well as short term and stress related complaints. Some clients simply enjoy the deeply relaxing effects of this therapy.
- Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and sides of the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body.
- In this way, the feet can be seen as maps of the body.
- Reflexologists work on the reflexes with their thumbs and fingers using specialised massage techniques.
- This helps correct imbalances throughout the body, and helps release blocked energy.
- Reiki is a non-invasive complementary therapy, using natural energy flow from the Reiki practitioner’s hands, when placed on or near the recipient to promote health and well-being.
- Potential benefits of Reiki include deep relaxation relieving symptoms of stress and tension and reduced fatigue.
For further information on Reflexology and Reiki please click on www.fht.org.uk.
Counselling is a confidential and supportive service that gives you an opportunity to talk through your concerns with an objective listener who is able to put themselves ‘in your shoes’ whilst also looking at the bigger picture in your life.
A counsellor will listen attentively, will not judge and will respond in a way that facilitates your own ability to cope with life’s challenges, whether they are problems with work, relationships, mental health or deep-seated problems arising from traumatic experiences. It looks at how we communicate with each other, perhaps enabling us to be assertive without being aggressive for example, or helping us to feel less a victim of circumstance and more in control of our lives. By getting to know ourselves we can understand our feelings and motives better, be more accepting of ourselves and this in turn can help reduce anxiety and ease depression.
A counsellor will rarely give advice, since our aim is to help you develop your own resources (resources you often don’t realise you have) to enable you to approach your life and problems from a new perspective.
What to expect
After making contact we will get an idea of what has brought you to counselling and whether it is the best option for you. If you wish to continue, then I will take some details and do a brief assessment before we make an agreement around things like confidentiality and cancellations. You might wish to set some goals or just see what emerges as we work together but it can help to have some idea of what you want from it. Sessions are for 50 minutes and are usually at the same time each week for however many you may need, this could be anything from 1 or 2 sessions to several months, occasionally longer, depending on the complexity of your needs. Or we can contract for a specific number, I would suggest 6 if you’re unsure, then evaluate your progress as we go along.
Worth considering is that the single greatest predictor of positive outcomes is the quality of the relationship and rapport you develop with your therapist. Building trust and developing that relationship can take time, especially if you have experienced difficulties early in life but ultimately, you decide if it’s working and when you want to stop.