Following government instruction on Tuesday 23 March 2020, we have taken the decision to place on hold all patient appointments pending further guidance from the government and our professional body.
We will continue to receive emails and telephone calls during this time so please do contact us if you have any queries regarding your care. We will review your case individually and communicate out to you again when we have an update on the situation.
We apologise for the inconvenience we know this brings to you but ask you to support us as we comply with the necessary regulations in order to minimise the effects of Covid 19 and hope that we can resume your Physiotherapy care very soon.
In the lead up to your surgery your original condition may have caused some secondary issues, such as reduced movement and strength. These issues can slow down your recovery post op, but if they are dealt with before surgery, you are likely to recover much quicker. In effect this pre-op treatment gets the body into the best condition possible allowing a more rapid recovery post-surgery
Pre surgical physiotherapy may consist of a set of exercises on how to strengthen and mobilise the area as well as post op advice on how to move in and out of bed and chair, and instructions on how to use equipment such as crutches or slings. Importantly your Physiotherapist can spend time reassuring you on the procedure and reducing any anxieties you may have.
Post Operative Physiotherapy
Your surgeon will advise on how soon Physiotherapy can begin after surgery. Typically immediate post operative Physiotherapy is aimed to reduce complications follow surgery, such as breathing and circulation exercises and advice, as well as starting to move and strengthen the affected area. Most operations have a protocol to follow which your Physiotherapist will guide you through and progress as appropriate. Your Physiotherapist will liaise with your consultant regarding your progress and feedback any problems encountered should they not be resolving. At Abbey Physiotherapy we aim to continue rehabilitation to reach the very best outcome we can for you
Our Acupuncture Clinic treatment aids tissue healing and based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue to allow the body to produce pain-relieving substances
Orthotics are arch supports worn in the shoe designed to improve comfort, reduce fatigue, prevent injury and assist in rehabilitation. We can provide Orthotic insoles offering biomechanical correction and support