We'd like to update you on a few changes we have made at Abbey Physiotherapy that come into force from the week beginning 29 June 2020.
Firstly and most importantly Catherine is returning to work at the clinic this week. We have been really overwhelmed by the interest and support from patients returning to the clinic and are very pleased to be able to extend the number of sessions available for those wanting a face to face appointment.
We continue to screen and risk assess patients prior to booking in for remote or face to face appointments at the clinic, as per our previous email but one change that will take place to our previous arrangements is that we will be reinstating Room 2 as a treatment room and closing this as a waiting room.
The new arrangements will be that we will ask all patients due for an appointment to wait in their car and we will telephone you when we are ready to receive you. If you have not driven to your appointment and arrive early, we will ask you to wait outside but if the weather is inclement, you may enter using the intercom by the side door and use the refuge area on the landing outside the treatment rooms until your Physiotherapist is ready for you. If you do not have a mobile phone with you, please ring the intercom at exactly your appointment time and we will admit you. Should you not receive a telephone call from your Physiotherapist at the time of your appointment, again please use the intercom.
With the relaxation of the lockdown regulations, we are able to offer assessment and treatment for a wider range of patients and conditions, including, if indicated, patients who are shielding and wish to seek treatment. This is still all subject to satisfactory screening and risk assessment. Please contact us for further information
We continue to offer remote appointments for patients and again please contact us regarding this.
We continue to handle calls ourselves due to the current arrangements so please bear with us if we are unable to answer the phone. Where possible please contact us via email and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible
We look forward to seeing you soon
Sports massage is a firm deep tissue massage therapy which is the most effective therapy for treating muscular pain, tension and for putting your body in balanceSports Massage
Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion.Mobilisations
TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A Tens machine may assist in modest short-term pain relief. Ultrasound aids tissue healing for soft tissue injuriesElectrotherapy
the use of taping and strapping techniques to aid both the treatment and prevention of injurySports taping
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury. This involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power and is achieved through various exercises and drillsExercise Rehabilitation
An exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under usedCore Strength
Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected.Sports Injuries
Upper back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, making it difficult to go about your typical day.Back Pain
The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.Strains and Sprains
A fracture is when a bone has been broken. A dislocation is where a bone has been displaced from its normal position at a joint.Fractures
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sidewaysWhiplash Symptoms
A Headache is a pain in any region of the head. Headaches can occur on one or both sides of the head, or be isolated to a certain location. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull acheHeadaches
is a pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an inter-vertebral disc.Sciatica
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with ageArthritis
a condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, typically with the hands, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involvedRSI
"Our car park operates an ANPR (Automatical number plate registration) system. Everyone who uses the car park MUST enter their vehicle registration number into a tablet here to gain 1.5 hours free parking, at every visit. Those who dont do this, or who stay over 1.5 hours will get fined.
Please note this is operated by an external company and we DO NOT receive any money from fines issued."