PATIENT OF THE MONTH - APRIL!!!
Victoria has been coming to see us since 2013, after being diagnosed with Scoliosis.
Here is what she says:
" After being diagnosed with Scoliosis, my surgeon referred me to Catherine to develop muscles and get as much flexibility in my lower back as possible prior to surgery. I was given lots of exercises to do every day, and though it was hard work and painful to keep up with my exercises, they definitely helped me recover from surgery much faster and have continued to help in the long term. Catherine has also been a huge help since my surgery. I see her every 6 weeks or so to relieve any tension in my shoulders and lower back, and stretch certain muscles to improve my posture. This has been a major help in my recovery and has enabled me to continue doing everything I want to do, without surgery stopping me! "
Many thanks Victoria.
Victoria was actually chosen to take part in an article about her condition, which ended up on the Daily Mail website and New York Post!
Have a look at the links below if you are interested in her story:
Contact us at Abbey Physiotherapy, if you would like any support with the management of your condition.
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."