Our Teddington physios at the Waldegrave Clinic have a highly regarded reputation for treating muscle, joint and pain problems, and for their interest in physiotherapy for sports injuries.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy aims to help soft tissue injuries, joint and muscular problems that are restricting movement and causing you discomfort.
Treatment focuses on the long term recovery, improving strength, helping to restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when you have been affected by injury, illness or recovering post surgery.
What conditions will a Physiotherapist treat?
- Back or neck pain
- Swelling in joints
- Sports injuries
- Running injuries
- Cartilage, ligaments and tendon damageAcute low back pain
When will you need a Physiotherapist?
If your pain problem feels muscular or joint related then a consultation with a physiotherapist is recommended. If you are recovering from a fracture or from orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy can help your recovery process.
Physiotherapy is suitable for all ages from young children to the elderly
What is Physiotherapy treatment like?
Physiotherapists use a range of manipulation and massage techniques, electrical therapies and exercise to heal and restore movement. Treatment is administered over a period of time to help you to move better and more freely with less pain.
Improvement is generally expected within the first 3-4 treatments.
What will happen at your first appointment?
Your whole body will be assessed, not just the isolated injury to determine what is needed to return your body back to a certain level of function.
Examination of your posture and movement, and an assessment of your needs and lifestyle also help form a full understanding for you to regain full health and avoid future recurrences.
What qualifications will your Physiotherapist have?
All our physiotherapists are Chartered and registered with the Health Professions Council. Each has additional specialist knowledge in the fields of acupuncture and sport and exercise rehabilitation.
Our physiotherapists work closely with GPs and Consultants, and are recognized by all the major private health insurance companies including BUPA and AXA PPP.
The Waldegrave Clinic has been awarded the coveted Patient Partnership Quality Mark AND Clinical Management Quality Mark in recognition of our superb clinical standards.
Our practice is one of the few clinics nationally that has been awarded both the Patient Partnership Quality Mark and a research status award in recognition of our superb clinical standards. Our high level of expertise is matched with an excellent range of facilities including Shockwave therapy, rehabilitation gym and private changing rooms.