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Physiotherapy services from Perform Cardiff

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We want to get you back to your normal lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible. We'll ensure you receive the best possible treatment plan for your individual needs, tailor-made for you by our friendly, knowledgeable, interdisciplinary physio team. Our Physiotherapists are trained to deal with the full range of muscle, joint and bone conditions and are supported by a team of specialists including Doctors, Osteopaths, Clinical Pilates Instuctors, Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists. The physiotherapy services we offer treat back pain, whiplash, shoulder and upper limb pain, hip and groin pain, lower limb including ankle and foot pain and degenerative conditions such as arthritis. We also offer specialist sports injury physiotherapy treatment. Please see a list of the full range of our physiotherapy services available at Perform Cardiff below.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture services at Perform Cardiff are available from our AACP registered physiotherapists.


Research into the use of acupuncture for pain relief has been increasing for many years and has now been accepted for its therapeutic effects, most recently being recognised within the latest NICE guidelines for low back pain.

Our physiotherapists at Perform Cardiff are fully qualified in the use of acupuncture and regularly use it as part of their treatment regimes.

Acupuncture sessions are by appointment only. To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Hydrotherapy

Physiotherapy led Hydrotherapy service from Perform Cardiff.


Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic treatment that involves moving and exercising in water using the properties of water to help reduce pain and stress on joints.

Treatment in the pool is available for patients with a variety of problems including:

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Functional rehabilitation when weight bearing is difficult or not possible
  • Walking problems (gait retraining)
  • Muscle tightness
  • Back pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Muscle or ligament injuries

Our hydrotherapy service is run by Sarah Reed at St Mellons.

A 30 minute hydrotherapy session is available by appointment only and costs £52.

To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates classes are run from Perform Cardiff by our team of qualified Pilates physiotherapists.


Classes are available for patients with a variety of problems including spinal dysfunction and pain. We will provide guidance during these classes to help you improve your alignment, control, balance and posture with a view to reducing movement dysfunction and pain.

Our classes are run by Katy Gilvear, Pippa Jones and Vonda Price who are all trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.

Classes are run on a weekly basis and last for approximately one hour. Class numbers are kept small to allow maximum supervision.

You will be required to undergo an assessment session with a physiotherapist prior to commencing the classes to assess your suitability, and to introduce you to the basic Pilates principles. Together with your physiotherapist, you will decide on the number of sessions to attend to help you achieve your goals.

Class Timetable:

  • Tuesday 5.15-6.15pm
  • Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm

Six clinical pilates classes cost £60.

For more information or to book your place, contact the physiotherapy department on 029 2054 2745.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Six-week specialist cardiac rehabilitation service run from Perform Cardiff.


At Spire Cardiff Hospital our team of highly specialist physiotherapists and cardiac nurses will guide and monitor patients through a programme ensuring exercise within safe limits.

The cardiac rehabilitation programme at spire Cardiff Hospital takes six weeks to complete with patients attending a weekly session. Patients are monitored closely throughout the programme and have the chance to ask any questions they may have relating to their surgery.

The programme is split into two sections: exercise and education.  Over the six weeks the education topics included are: risk factors; healthy eating; physical activity; stress and smoking; relaxation and medication.

The patients who will benefit from the program are those who have or have had:

  • A heart attack
  • A coronary angioplasty
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Angina

The program is dedicated to all patients whether they have had cardiac surgery or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

For more information please call 029 2073 1112.

 

Injection Therapy

Steroid Injection (including 30 minute appointment with physiotherapist): £80

Sessions are by appointment only. To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Podiatry

The podiatry service at Perform Cardiff is led by Mr Andrew James.

Mr Andrew James is the Consultant Podiatrist / MSK Specialist at the Spire Cardiff Hospital. He has been qualified for 21 years and has worked exclusively in the private sector for the last 15 years.

During this time he has worked with many top professional sports organisations including The WRU, ECB, Puma and a number of premier league football clubs.

Whilst he has built an enviable reputation for his work in sport, Andrew has a number of areas of special interest including:

  • Paediatrics
  • Toe nail removal under local anaesthesia
  • Orthotic therapy
  • Gait analysis
  • Medico-legal assessments
  • Sports injuries

Andrew is a firm believer that the foot should be assessed in its dynamic state and his consultations will often involve using the latest in computerised technology to assess the foot as it moves. The data produced will help to devise treatment plans for many lower limb / foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, foot pain, hip pain and back pain.

He now practices exclusively at the Spire Cardiff Hospital, is responsible for a number of premier league football clubs, professional rugby clubs and continues his innovative work with the Emirates Airline in Dubai.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Andrew is proud to be a guest lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Podiatry sessions are by appointment only. To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Sports Massage

Our dedicated Sports Massage Clinic gives patients access to specialist sports massage therapists.


The service is run by Lowri. Our dedicated clinic provides soft tissue therapy which can improve your circulation, range of movement and relieve muscular tension.

Benefits of sports massage include:

  • Stretches and loosens muscles
  • Improves blood flow
  • Improves movement of oxygen throughout the body
  • Helps restore function to injured soft tissues
  • Removes metabolic waste resulting from exercise and inactivity

Sports massage aids your recovery from injuries and may be used in conjunction with physiotherapy. 

Sports Massage sessions are by appointment only. To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112. 

Women’s Health

Pelvic Health physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a complex structure made up of muscles that extend from the pubic bone at the front to the coccyx and sacrum at the back.

It helps to support the pelvic organs above and to keep us continent through co-ordinated contraction and release. Problems may occur when these muscles are either too weak or over-active.

Causes of Pelvic floor dysfunction:

  • Long-term constipation
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Increased weight
  • Repeated heavy lifting
  • Menopause
  • Chronic coughing.

Physiotherapy can help to alleviate and, in many cases, cure symptoms linked to pelvic floor dysfunction.

Many women are not aware that help is available. We understand that sensitive issues around the pelvic floor or bladder and bowels can be an embarrassing topic to discuss but you will be offered a personal and professional service in a private hospital setting.


 

What we treat

Specialist pelvic health physiotherapists have the knowledge and skills to help you understand your symptoms and how you can improve them. At Perform Cardiff, we treat the following conditions:

  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urgency and urge incontinence
  • Inability to control wind or stool
  • Pelvic pain
  • Prolapse
  • Overactive pelvic floor
  • Separation of abdominal muscles (Diastasis rectus abdominus muscle)
  • Sexual issues such as dyspareunia (pain during intercourse) and erectile dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Coccyx pain.

Women of all ages can benefit from our services and we specifically offer support for antenatal and postnatal women after their six-week check. We also support women in preparation for and to aide recovery from pelvic and gynaecological surgery.

Sessions are by appointment only. There will be an initial one hour session that costs £75, any 30 minute follow-up sessions cost £52.

To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Isokinetic Testing

Access to Isokinetic muscle strength testing at Perform Cardiff.


Isokinetic testing allows physiotherapists and consultants to analyse muscle strength and performance, most frequently of the knees and shoulders.   This is important to allow the physiotherapist or consultant to be able to establish the quality of muscle contraction and therefore build a rehabilitation programme that is tailored for your recovery.

Whether you are recovering from an operation or looking to return to normal activity following an injury, having an isokinetic test will allow your physiotherapist to plan your rehabilitation specifically for you. We have often used this diagnostic technology to treat leading sports people, such as the Cardiff Blues and Ospreys rugby players, to aid their return to playing.

The clinic is led by our Physiotherapist Matt Wimberely.

A 45 minute isokinetic test is available by appointment only and costs £69.

To arrange an initial appointment with a physiotherapist please call us on 029 2073 1112.

Dance Medicine Clinic

Physiotherapy treatment and management of dance related injuries at Perform Cardiff.


A healthy injury free body is of the upmost importance for any dancer.  Historically the dance population has been expected to self-manage their injuries with little or no support.  However within dance medicine and science there is a growing body of practitioners and evidence which is helping to support dancers' health needs.

At Perform Cardiff we aim to provide fast and easy access to high quality care for dancers and performers.  Our dance service is run by Pippa Carter, a Chartered Physiotherapist working at Perform Cardiff.  She has an extensive background in dance science and medicine, having worked as a physiotherapist with professional dancers from London’s West End, BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and the Royal Ballet.

Dance services offered at Perform Cardiff include:

  • Dance specific assessment
  • Screening and performance enhancement
  • Sports/dance injury management
  • Return to dance/ show fitness status
  • Dance specific exercise prescription
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Onsite access to diagnostic investigations
  • Direct access to a sports and exercise medicine consultant
  • Direct access to consultant orthopedic surgeons

Sessions are by appointment only. To book an appointment please call 029 2073 1112.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatment at Perform Cardiff.


Our expert team of chartered physiotherapists treat a vast range of conditions utilising a range of clinical skills, including manual therapy and acupuncture, alongside exercise-based rehabilitation to improve movement, strength, endurance and co-ordination. Our aim is to provide specialist care specific to your rehabilitation needs. 

There will be an initial 45-minute session that costs £50 and then 30 minute follow-up sessions that cost £40.

Please note, these are self-funding prices. Insured prices will vary depending on your insurer.

To book an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists please call 029 2073 1112.