Physiotherapy has changed and evolved over the years, driven by many factors including but not limited to; NHS costs, scientific research, public demands and the blending of other therapies such as osteopathy and chiropractic.
At Sports and Spinal Physio we follow the science but haven’t forgotten that some more traditional treatments still have a role to play. We have a unique approach, and believe that pain is just the tip of the iceberg and that at unless we deal with what lies beneath the surface you will not make the best recovery possible.
The postures, movements and habits that you use for everyday life, sport and exercise can lead to stress and strain and aches and pain. The onset of pain causes impaired daily function, anxiety, fear and even depression.
Although each of our clinician has their own specialist interest they are all very competent assessing, treating and rehabilitating all musculoskeletal conditions in accordance with the ‘Sports and Spinal Physio approach’.
From the outset we wanted to ensure that all the team at Sports and Spinal Physio worked to an agreed ethos or philosophy. This means that the patients attending for treatment are assured, that each clinician provides the same level of service, skill, application and approach.
The ‘Sports and Spinal Physio approach’ has a very strong bias towards optimising movement health. We know from the science that people in pain move less efficiently, are weaker around painful areas and have difficultly sustaining efficient and optimal postures.
As such you will be required to participate in a rehabilitation programme that will include specific progressive exercise drills (that are often very challenging for your brain!). It is this approach that has enabled many of our patients to recover from their problems and return to work, the sport/interests they love or just back to living their life again.
We still believe that a hands on approach is required with our patients. Hands on therapy helps to lessen and alleviate pain, loosen stiff joints and soft tissues, which in turn allows you to move and function more freely with greater confidence.