Say a big Hello to Neil who came to see us recently in high levels of pain. Here are his comments:
“When I first came to Abbey Physio I had to lie on the waiting room floor, unable to sit, stand or walk.
After previously seeing two chiropractors, an osteopath and two trips to A&E, I was left taking a large concoction of painkillers, none of which seemed to make any difference.
After only one appointment, Catherine had referred me for an MRI scan for the next day, written a letter of recommendation to my GP for a painkiller she thought would be more beneficial, and made more difference than anyone to my pain.
Catherine was confident that I had a herniated L5S1 and the MRI results she got the next day confirmed this, after two doctors and a consultant had insisted that I had simply pulled a muscle.
After a few more sessions I had made considerable progress and could actually see an end to lying on the living room floor 24 hours a day.
I felt from the very first session that Catherine actually cared about the impact it was having on not only mine, but my family’s quality of life. She explained everything in so much detail to me and my partner, and her advice on not only how to recover physically and what we could do at home to help, but also how to deal with the strain on home life and the frustration I was feeling.
She also explained the side effects of medication and how this kind of pain can affect someone, making it easier for my partner to understand and be more tolerant of my moods and the difficult situation I was in.
All of this combined with her extensive knowledge and expertise has made my recovery so much more bearable, and I wouldn’t consider seeing anyone else in the future if me or my family ever needed treatment.”
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."