Manual therapy is usually regarded as treatment that includes manipulation, mobilisations and massage.
Manipulation is a technique that involves a high velocity trust technique designed to quickly restore the range of movement in a joint, or to move a loose body inside the joint that may be blocking movement.
These are highly specialised techniques that should only be carried out by practitioners that have completed the necessary post graduate training.
Equally, manipulation should only be performed when necessary as repeated manipulation can cause weakening of the ligaments that hold the joint together and can lead to marked instability of the joint concerned. This situation can lead to severe problems where the joints of the spine are concerned.
The Specialist clinical team at Stort Physio have been trained through the Society of Musculo-Skeletal Medicine.
Mobilisations: Mobilisations are a more gentle system of literally mobilizing stiff joints. In situations where it is not appropriate to use manipulation eg osteoporosis; the patient does not like the idea of any forced movements; it is not physically possible to put the patient in the position for manipulation; or simply where we don't need to manipulate the joint, then we will use mobilisations to get the range of movement required.
Electrotherapy: Interferential Therapy and ultrasound
Rehabilitation: Spinal stabilisations, neural tension techniques, post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation, acute and chronic pain management
Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture: used for pain relief and to increase the healing rate of soft tissue injuries and arthritic conditions.
Is it cost-effective?
We aim to provide relief for the condition as well as education and prevention advice. This is the cost-effective alternative to rest and pills.
The number of treatments for a “simple” condition is 3. This means that where some people need more extensive treatment, others only need one or two sessions.
As a general rule, the quicker treatment is started the faster we can achieve the result.
The best time to start treatment is within the first six days
There are a number of ways of treating the same condition. As the patient, you will always be part of the decision making process in deciding which treatments would suit you best. If you’re not happy with acupuncture, or being manipulated, then we can offer other ways or systems of treatment.
Physiotherapy involves physical and medical procedures in the treatment and rehabilitation of disability, disease or injury.
It aims not only to treat the condition, but also to prevent recurrence, malfunction, maladaption, and/or deformity.
Treatment is provided for people of all ages, and with a wide range of conditions
These include orthopaedic, neurological, vascular, and respiratory conditions, which may be the result of disease, trauma, following surgery, or inherited disorders causing pain and disability.
Physiotherapists are an essential component of the health care team, and work in hospitals (both NHS and private), in GP surgeries, independent practice, nursing homes, industry, rehabilitation centres, clinics, sports centres, universities, schools, and hospices, as well as working with veterinary surgeons in the treatment of animals.
In addition to the direct patient care, physiotherapist are involved in other areas including consultation, supervision, teaching, administration, all essential research.
Prompt, effective treatment can eliminate the need for costly investigations and even surgery.
No waiting lists. We aim to offer an appointment within 48 hours.
Patients with emergency problems are usually seen the same day.