Wandsworth Physiotherapy

wandsworth physiotherapy


Wandsworth Physiotherapy Clinic

Physiotherapy helps to restore function and movement when one has been affected by injury. Working with both hands-on and an exercise rehabilitation approach. It can also help reduce risk of future injury through pre-rehabiliation exercises (prehab) which is an important part of treatment at our highly rated Wandsworth physiotherapy clinic.
The patient is involved directly in their own care, and empowered with prescribed exercises and movements to help improve injury.

What To Expect From Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is provided by specially trained and regulated practitioners. In clinic you can expect your physiotherapist to take a full case history, as well as consider any recent or older scans taken of the injured area. Once the case history is complete they will conduct a thorough clinical examination assessing ranges of active and passive movements. Looking at positions that may cause aggravation or relief.
Combining the information gained in the case history and assessment and working diagnosis can be developed.
Your physiotherapist may use manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and stiffness they can include deep tissue massage, joint articulation. They offer education and advice on activities that can affect your daily life, such as lifting technique and posture to help prevent injuries. They will also give advice around physical activity and tailored rehabilitative exercises to strengthen specific joints or parts of your body which can be completed in-between treatment sessions.
Physiotherapists not only treat acute pain such as sports injuries or long standing chronic problems, but also help maintain and improve a healthy well rounded approach to life. They take a holistic approach to the body and address each patient individually and formulate a realistic treatment plan that encompasses reducing any future risk of injury or pain. For this reason Physiotherapy can treat the expectant mother or new born baby right through to the nonagenarian.

Physiotherapy FAQ's

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when you have had an injury to your musculoskeletal system.

The main approaches used by physiotherapists include:

– Education and advice about how to manage your injury and allow your symptoms to settle.

– Tailored rehabilitative exercise to restore strength, movement and function.

– Manual techniques to help to relieve pain and stiffness.

No, a physiotherapist is a medical professional but is not a doctor and is usually unable to prescribe medication. However, your physiotherapist can liaise with your GP if further investigations or prescriptions are needed to be considered in the management of your injury.

Comfortable, unrestrictive clothing is preferable. You may be asked to remove items of clothing so that your physiotherapist can properly assess your problem area. Shorts are helpful for lower limb injuries and for females a sports bra or vest top for upper limb injuries.

A new patient appointment is 45 minutes and follow ups can be either 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

Yes, physiotherapists treat arthritis by prescribing exercises. These will be focused on:

– Helping to maintain and restore range of motion loss from joint stiffness

– Strengthening the muscles surrounding the affected joints

– Reducing pain and swelling from arthritic joints

– Adapting or modifying movement to maintain your ability to perform functional activities.

Yes, physiotherapists treat spinal pain and sciatica by:

– Desensitising irritated nerves through gentle exercises and manual therapy techniques.

– Restoring and encouraging movement through the spine with exercise and manual therapy techniques

– Education into self management strategies to settle your symptoms when they flare up.

– If needed, strengthening exercises will be prescribed to prevent future flare ups.

You can book an initial consultation through our website without the need for a referral from your GP.

A 45 minute initial appointment at Phoenix costs £75. Follow up appointments cost £65 for 30 minutes or £85 for 45 minutes.

Seeing a physiotherapist privately will often mean that you get seen quicker than waiting for a referral from your GP to the NHS. Receiving the right advice and treatment early on in your recovery journey can be important because when injuries are left untreated they can become chronic and become harder to treat.

If you have any questions about whether physiotherapy is the right treatment option for you then email us on info@phoenixosteopathy.com