The latest news and updates from Physiotherapy at Spire Dunedin Hospital
Rapid Access Lower Limb Clinic opens
Spire Dunedin Physiotherapy department is proud to introduce its Rapid Access Lower Limb Injury Clinic. This exciting service has been designed to accelerate your recovery from injuries such as knee pain, ankle sprains, or foot injury.
Find out more about the Rapid Access Lower Limb Injury Clinic
Are you suffering from leg pain?
Perhaps due a recent sports injury or just from the pressures of daily living… ?
Spire Dunedin Physiotherapy department is proud to introduce its Rapid Access, Lower Limb Injury Clinic. This exciting service has been designed to accelerate your recovery from injuries such as knee pain, ankle sprains, or foot injury.
If you have recently developed pain or acquired an injury, especially if this has been within the last six weeks, this is the ideal time to start your recovery. It is well recognised that ignoring symptoms or delaying treatment can result in injuries becoming chronic and more difficult to treat, often affecting your long term recovery.
Don’t delay, contact us now! Call 0118 955 3413 or email email@example.com
The Clinic is open on Monday from 07.30 - 09.00 and Tuesday from 17.00 - 20.00 and is led by Jess Pascall, who is HPC registered.
How we can help you
During a thirty minute specialist assessment, Jess will use her professional skills and knowledge to provide a diagnosis and suggest ways to promote your recovery. Should a course of Physiotherapy be indicated, we currently offer a promotional course of treatment for the month of September offering a 10% discount on treatment bookings from this clinic when paid in advance
Our competitively priced self-pay prices start from only £42.64 for thirty minutes. We also offer a wide variety of different pricing options to suit you.
Where we are
Situated within the Spire Dunedin hospital on Bath Road, our unique position allows you easy access to Consultants should an Orthopaedic opinion be required, or for X-Ray or MRI.
Not sure if we can help?
Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask our team a question if you are uncertain of anything. They will be able to advise you on whether the clinic is appropriate for you.
To book directly call the team on 0118 955 3413. Request an appointment time to suit you. You do not even need a doctor’s referral
If you are using medical insurance you may need to contact your insurers before booking.
Physiotherapy at Spire Dunedin Hospital offers Pelvic Girdle Pain treatment
The expert physiotherapy team at Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading is now offering a new kind of treatment for mums-to-be with pelvic pain, also known as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP).
Find out more about Pelvic Girdle Pain treatment
The expert physiotherapy team at Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading is now offering a new kind of treatment for mums-to-be with pelvic pain, also known as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Symptoms of PGP include pain at the front and or back of the pelvis, pain when walking, climbing stairs or turning over in bed.
Women, in and around Berkshire, expecting a child will now be able to access this previously unavailable course of treatment, which treats pain in the pelvic joints related to pregnancy. This type of pain is unfortunately very common with up to one in five (20 per cent) of women experiencing it at some point during or after pregnancy. The treatment is also good for mums who were pain free during their pregnancy, but then experience pain due to a difficult or traumatic delivery.
Women with PGP can find it difficult to get help, as the discomfort is often put down to the normal aches and pains of pregnancy and is left untreated. It can however become very debilitating, with women using crutches and unable to walk or climb stairs in the most severe cases.
The treatment course at Spire Dunedin starts with an initial physical assessment which involves examining posture, movements of the spine and looking at and feeling the different bones that make up the pelvis and the surrounding muscles. The hands on stage of the treatment involves some soft tissue release or massage, muscle energy techniques and gentle joint mobilisations. All women are sent home with advice and if appropriate some exercises to help bring the pelvic floor, abdominal and gluteal muscles back ‘online’ to help support the pelvis and spine.
Kerri Cripps, Joint Physiotherapy Manager, runs the course at Spire Dunedin: “The main aim of the treatment is to correct the mechanical dysfunction or the ‘bone that is out of place’ around the pelvis and restore normal movement to the joints of the pelvis and spine. This can take as little as one session if the woman hasn’t had the pain for too long, or it can take several months if the condition has been ‘left to brew’ and the body has started to make adaptations.
“The best advice we give women to avoid the pain altogether or minimise it, is to try to stay fit and active before falling pregnant and if able, try to continue to do some sort of exercise throughout the pregnancy to keep all the muscles which support the spine and pelvis toned and strong.”
Sarah Fishburn from the Pelvic Partnership, a charity which aims to pass on information about pelvic girdle pain based on research evidence and on other women’s experience, worked with the hospital in setting up the treatment offering: “PGP during or after pregnancy is common but not normal so we encourage women not to put up with it. The more access they have to expert treatment like that offered at Spire Dunedin the better because without treatment the pain doesn’t just go away and if untreated, women can be left with pain for years which is really not necessary.”