Physiotherapy at Spire Dunedin, Reading
Physiotherapy is used for treating musculoskeletal injuries including neck pain, back pain also general aches and pains of the joints and muscles.
We also treat sporting injuries such as muscle pulls or ligament sprains, as well as lower limb biomechanics, with a goal to return you to your sporting activity as soon as possible.
We also specialise in post-operative rehabilitation, such as following fractures, knee/ankle arthroscopies, cruciate ligament repairs, total knee/hip replacements, shoulder surgery. This rehabilitation is essential in order to return you to your normal activities and hobbies.
We also have specialist physiotherapists who treat:
- Jaw pain (temporo-mandibular joint)
- Women’s Health – incontinence - frequency/urgency
- Hand Therapy
- Post-operative breast care
We have close links with consultants so that when required, further diagnosis and investigation (MRI, X-rays or Ultrasound) are obtainable, ensuring your problem can be dealt with efficiently. Our aim is to provide you with a holistic package of care, individualised for your needs.
If you are unsure whether we can help, please call and speak to one of our experienced physiotherapists who will advise you on the most appropriate course of action.
Do I require a letter from my GP?
For self-funding patients no referral letter is necessary
Insured patients do require a referral from a GP or consultant. Please be aware that each insurance policy will have its own rules and scale of cover. We advise that you contact your insurer prior to your appointment to gain authorisation for treatment and to determine your level of cover.
What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement too much is normally best for the first appointment. We normally ask our patients to undress the area of the body which requires treatment. So, if you are having your neck, back or shoulders looked at then we normally ask you to remove your shirt. Every attempt is made to make you feel comfortable and we only uncover what is absolutely essential for the assessment and treatment.
We do recommend that you bring a pair of shorts or some loose fitting trousers which can be rolled up if you are having your knee or ankle treated.
Your initial visit to physiotherapy will normally involve up to a one-hour consultation to establish the history of your condition, a physical assessment and treatment. Your goals for treatment will be established and you will be advised on what you need to do to achieve these.
These are normally 30 minutes long, but longer appointments can be made upon request or if you have multiple areas which require treatment. We will endeavour, as far as reasonably practical, to ensure that you see the same physiotherapist throughout your treatment to provide continuity of care.
- Biomechanical assessment
- Chest Physiotherapy
- Manipulation & Mobilisation
- Muscle energy techniques
- Orthopaedic rehabilitation
- Personalised exercise programmes
- Pilates and core stability training
- Post-breast surgery
- Post-operative care and rehabilitation
- Pulsed, short-wave diathermy
- Splinting (for hands)
- Spinal & peripheral mobilisations
- Sports massage
- Temporomandibular dysfunction