Physiotherapy
 

The clinic will provide a range of specialist physiotherapy treatment techniques including:

Mobilisation

A technique in which a physiotherapist passively moves your joint repeatedly. The joint may be moved large or small amounts, slowly or quickly, firmly or gently, and for varying amounts of time. The treatment aims to:

  •  restore the full range of motion to your joint
  • relieve pain
  • stimulate the area around the joint to increase awareness and position sense of the joint

Soft tissue techniques

Stretches: enhancing the adaptability of scar tissue during formation and muscular recovery.
Release techniques to trigger points (palpable areas of pain within muscles) & fascia ( a sheet or band of connective tissue covering or binding together parts of the body such as muscles or organs)
Massage: improving blood flow to the area treated aiding healing and repair combined with pain relief.

Core stability training

The core muscles are involved in controlling the mid to lower part of your spine, pelvis and hips. They help to keep your body in an ideal position during movement, allowing your limbs to move more efficiently. Research has shown the benefits of improving core stability for lower back injuries and to restore function for everyday activities. For this reason, exercises to strengthen core muscles are often included in rehabilitation.

Postural/biomechanical assessment

Observing the joints of the body, their interrelationships and the effects this can have on injury/ pain

Taping/strapping

Taping can allow you to return to work or sport more quickly by providing support to the injured area. Taping can also be used very soon after an ankle sprain to provide compression and support and to help to reduce swelling. The technique aims to:

  • reduce pain
  • aid certain muscles so they can function normally
  • aid posture
  • help rehabilitation
  • allow early return to activity

Therapeutic ultrasound

A type of electrotherapy which is used to speed up the healing process from the increase in blood flow to the treated area. It can also help to decrease pain by the reduction of swelling gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area.

Exercise prescription specific to your needs

The benefits of exercise include improvement, development, recovery, growth and strengthening. Getting the correct appropriate advice designed specifically for you is an essential part of any rehabilitation programme and ongoing self management.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body using thin needles. It is one of the skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat pain and inflammation. Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain.

Julie Shea MCSP, MHCPC, BSc Hons

hcpccsp-properACP

T: 07940 008322

practice@juliesheaphysio.co.uk

Morland House Surgery
London Road
Wheatley, OX33 1YJ

The Old Bakery,
18 Thame Road
Chinnor, OX39 4QS