The Physiotherapy Partners Services
The Physiotherapy Partners provide a range of treatments. To find out more about the services we provide and how they can help you, please click on the appropriate links below.
- PhysiotheraphyPhysiotherapy is a practice specifically designed to help ill, injured or disabled people recover movement, thus improving their functionality and quality of life.
We are specialists in all kinds of physiotherapy, and our highly qualified team are more than capable of providing expert advice and support for a wide variety of injuries and conditions. We can diagnose and treat both long-term and short-term problem areas, and are well-experienced in helping with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory ailments.The Physiotherapy Partners employ a range of approaches during treatment, including movement and exercise, manual therapy, acupuncture, and electrotherapy.
Sports InjuriesWhether you have a long standing complaint or a recent problem, our experienced physiotherapists will be able to help.
From Olympic athletes to simply wanting to get fit we are used to dealing with people from all sporting backgrounds.
With any musculoskeletal injury, establishing and understanding the cause of the problem is crucial. Following a detailed assessment our therapists will devise a treatment program to not only address the current symptoms but to prevent future reoccurrence of the problem. Your rehabilitation will be focussed towards the specific demands of your sport.
ManipulationManipulation is the application of a high velocity thrust to a specific joint, usually in the spine, and is often characterised by an audible click or cracking sound.
Research has shown manipulation to be effective in the treatment of spinal pain especially when used in conjunction with other modalities such as acupuncture, mobilisations and exercise based programs.
A manipulative procedure will only be performed following a thorough medical history and physical examination, and where the clinical presentation indicates such an intervention.
MobilisationMobilisations are a commonly used, hands on technique that aim to address joint stiffness and pain. They are usually performed as oscillatory movements of a joint, in contrast to a manipulation which is performed as a single high velocity thrust.
A thorough physical examination by your physiotherapist will determine which is the most appropriate technique for your particular presentation.
Although primarily used in the treatment of joint conditions, mobilisations can also be extremely effective when dealing with nerve or muscular injuries.
AcupunctureEvidence for the use of acupuncture dates back as far as 1000BC as a treatment technique in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, it is used our clinics as an part of an integrated approach to the management of musculoskeletal symptoms.
Acupuncture involves the use of single-use sterile needles into specific points on the head, face and body. All of our therapists are members of the AACP, some trained to masters level.
Besides musculoskeletal problems there are many other conditions that acupuncture can be used as a treatment method. Please call us today to discuss whether we can help you.
Vestibular RehabilitationVestibular disorders can cause a wide variety of symptoms from dizziness, imbalance and nausea to anxiety and fatigue. All of these can lead to an inability to function on a day-to-day basis.
Physiotherapy, through a detailed assessment and individual treatment program can dramatically improve symptoms giving huge improvements to your daily quality of life. We are pleased to have a specialist in this field on The Physiotherapy Partners team in the form of Katie Cronin, manager of our Birmingham practice.
- PilatesPilates is a form of exercise that can be used to aid your rehabilitation or indeed to prevent injuries.
Based on the work by Josef Pilates, the focus is on improving a central core of stability to enable the patient to alter abnormal patterns of movement.It is not just low back pain that can be helped through Pilates. Below are just a selection;Neck pain
Pain in pregnancy, particularly symphysis pubis disorder
Athletes who require balance training to a high level
Post natal abdominal training
Speak to one of our physios today to see if Pilates can help you.
Different electrotherapy modalities may be used to enhance tissue repair and provide pain relief following injury, and are invariably used in conjunction with hands on treatment.
Involves the passage of high frequency sound waves to the site of the soft tissue injury. Ultrasound has a pro-inflammatory action and is used to promote soft tissue repair following a muscle, tendon or ligament injury.
Interferential therapy involves the passage of low frequency electrical stimulation to the tissues. This may produce a pain relieving effect by either opiod release(endorphins), or a gating mechanism whereby the painful sensation is blocked and prevented from reaching the brain.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a portable unit which can be used by the patient at home. It is used for pain relief and will work on the same mechanisms as the interferential therapy. Patients are able to loan a TENS unit free of charge, or may purchase one from the clinic if they find it beneficial for their symptoms.
Home VisitsIf you require treatment, but are unable to attend either of our clinics then we will be happy to come to your home. Patients who may require a home visit, maybe those with reduced mobility, transport problems or following a spell in hospital and need a hand getting back on your feet.
By being able to assess you in your own home, our physiotherapists will be able to see any difficulties you may be having with everyday tasks and advise accordingly with regards to walking aids, exercises or possible adaptations to the home.
If you feel you may benefit from a home visit please call us to discuss your situation.
Post-Operative RehabilitationFollowing an operation, effective and specific rehabilitation is essential.
Once the problem has been surgically corrected a rehabilitation program needs to be designed to allow the patient to return to their desired level of function. This may be competitive sport, or simply to be able to walk without sticks.
We treat many post surgery patients, most commonly;
Hip and knee replacements
Back surgery eg microdiscectomy
Exercise ProgrammesExercise based programs form an integral part of the treatment for most of our patients.
Hands on treatment such as manipulation or mobilisation is often administered in conjunction with a specific home exercise program for each patient.
Following any injury the surrounding tissues can be compromised due to pain or restricted movement. Although these tissues may not have been directly injured themselves it is essential that they are addressed as part of an overall rehabilitation program designed to not only alleviate the current symptoms but prevent future reoccurrence.