After a short break with patient of the month – we’re back!
Say Hello to Eddie, our Patient of the Month for March. Here are his comments:
‘I have just returned to Abbey Physiotherapy for a couple of sessions to assist with a sore achilles sustained following a return to competitive hockey. In meeting with Alison again, I am reminded of my progress over the last two years, having first attended the clinic in May 2017 following two full knee replacements.
Whilst having total respect and admiration for the NHS team completing my surgery, the rehabilitation and physio support available was limited and certainly not designed to facilitate a full recovery and return to an active lifestyle. Having managed a knee injury for 30 plus years, it was hardly surprising that I had developed some poor habits. With Alison’s help, I learnt to walk, jog and run again, never mind the hop, skip and jumping that are a central part of my everyday work!
Alison’s caring, attentive and professional support has been fundamental in ensuring my rehabilitation – I’m back playing hockey, have walked Snowdon once again and can enjoy a full day’s work pain-free! Providing regular sessions, hands-on therapy and a structured programme of exercises, the team at Abbey have ensured that I maximise the full benefits of surgery.’
Eddie is a partner in Specialising in Sport, a local business supporting the teaching and delivery of athletics in schools, together with a range of sports event management services.
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."