19 July 2018
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By providing individually tailored physiotherapy care we will address your pain and discomfort. Our physiotherapists at Worcester will work with you to set realistic goals which suit your level of fitness, agility and lifestyle. We will help you to restore maximum movement and functional ability.
Whether your symptoms are the result of ageing, sports injury, disease or environmental factors our evidence based, measurable and continually reviewed treatments will aid your safe recovery.
Our physiotherapists appreciate that functional movement is central to what it means to be “healthy” and will take a full history to understand your home and work requirements to ensure the best possible outcome.
We will work closely with consultants and your GP allowing you to concentrate on getting better. Following your recovery we can continue to support you by promoting your future health through prevention and education.
Our multi-disciplinary team at Worcester all specialise to ensure you receive the best physiotherapy treatment and advice so you can return to normal fitness as soon as possible. The earlier you request an assessment for an injury or sports injury and receive appropriate treatment, the faster we will be able to help you resume both your everyday and sporting activities.
We understand that if you are struggling with your balance or suffer from dizzy spells, it can affect your confidence. Our team of physiotherapists can provide the treatment you need.
Conditions treated include:
Causes of vertigo
These problems may be caused by a disturbance of the inner ear which can be triggered by infection, inflammation or degeneration. Symptoms may be accompanied with hearing loss, and are referred to as vestibular problems which describe the part of the inner ear that is affected.
At your initial appointment, a detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment. You will receive expert advice and treatment and will be provided with a personal recovery programme.
Our physiotherapists work closely with consultants who can arrange X-ray, CT and MRI scanning if appropriate.
During, or immediately after your physiotherapy session, your symptoms may increase temporarily. This is perfectly normal and essential for appropriate rehabilitation. It is therefore advisable that you do not drive yourself to the initial consultation.
Common concerns following surgery can include discomfort, swelling and tightness of the breast. You may be unsure as to how active you can be and at what stage it is safe to return to normal activities or exercise.
We can provide a thorough assessment and treatment programme tailored to your individual needs.
The initial hour long assessment will include an examination, discussion and treatment.
Your treatment will consist of soft tissue massage and pilates based exercises. A home an exercise programme may be suggested and exercise booklets provided.
Further sessions are usually for 30 minutes but are very much tailored to your needs.
We work closely with our Cosmetic Surgeons and Breast Care Nurse Specialists, enabling patients to achieve not only mobility and function, but with an excellent cosmetic finish following surgery.
Consisting of mainly deep massage techniques, clinical massage is designed to aid rehabilitation after surgery or injury, relieve painful muscular stiffness, soothe and relax aching, tired muscles, promote healing of muscle strains and joint sprains, help improve flexibility and mobilisation of joints.
Acupuncture may be used alongside physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain or inflammation. It aims to enhance the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and improve rehabilitation.
We offer a number of therapies including:
At Spire South Bank Hospital we understand that incontinence is an embarrassing problem and that the symptoms can affect your personal life, confidence and overall quality of your day to day living.
Assessment and Treatment
On your first visit, a detailed medical history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition. This usually lasts for up to 60 minutes.
You will receive expert advice and treatment. This can include:
Our physiotherapist can also refer you to a consultant as required with access to urodynamics, MRI, CT scans, diagnostic ultrasound and X-ray.
Our physiotherapist can also liaise with your GP and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment.
At Spire South Bank Hospital we have a sports medicine clinic which offers patients rapid access to a high level of sports injury expertise. Our highly trained staff have experience in dealing with athletes of all levels from social to elite status. Our team of physiotherapists and sports doctors understand the requirement for rapid assessment, treatment and rehabilitation irrespective of your level of participation.
Our physiotherapy department has specialised isokinetic equipment and a gymnasium to help assess and treat a number of sports related conditions.
If a sports injury is left untreated, what will happen?
The injured area can become weak, unstable and the problem compounded which may lead to more time away from your favourite sport.
Why should I have my sports injury treated at Spire Parkway hospital?
Because you’ll benefit from modern and technically advanced facilities and you’ll be treated by experienced, chartered and state registered physiotherapists, many of whom hold additional qualifications for the treatment of sports injuries.
What’s more, our hospital is open to everyone, even if you don’t have medical insurance. With flexible appointment times, we're here to help you.
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