At Miravue skin clinic, we provide high quality specialist Physiotherapy treatment tailored to meet your specific needs. Our dual qualified Sports Physio and physiotherapist is highly trained in his field and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).
He has worked in many clinics including Harley Street for over 4 years and has excellent knowledge of functional exercises catered specifically for you.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment which helps restore movement and comfort back into muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves and discs that cause pain. It helps individuals with medical or health related problems, which prevents them from performing everyday activities, using exercise and manual therapy. It is suitable for people of all ages and helps patients to manage pain and remain independent for a long period of time
What does a Physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by assessing and developing fitness and wellness programs. They deal with problems that affect the muscles, bones, heart, circulation and lungs but pay particular attention to physical mobility, balance, posture, fatigue, and pain. By assessing your individual situation they can advise on how to help relieve pain and manage long term medical conditions. Physical therapy has many specialties including sports injuries, wound care, Electromyography (EMG), cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, neurological, orthopaedic and paediatrics.
Who can have Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a non invasive treatment and is suitable for everyone including:
- Children- to improve their range of movement and promote health and well being
- Injured and ill people – to treat their problems and suggest things they can do to help relieve pain and discomfort.
- Sport players - to help ease pain, increase flexibility and ease stiffness.
- Elderly - to help ease stiffness in the joints caused by conditions such as arthritis
How does Physiotherapy work?
Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach to health and well being as it looks at the body as a whole instead of focusing on the affected area. Treatment sessions are tailored to the individual following a comprehensive assessment of the nature and extent of the condition. The treatment programme may include:
- Massage and manipulation - manipulating the soft tissues of the body through different types of massage to improve mobility, circulation and relieve pain.
- Exercise and movement - assistance with specific gentle exercise designed to strengthen the body such as walking or swimming.
- Electrotherapy - using electrical energy through sophisticated equipment to relieve pain.
- Education - teaching individuals effective ways in which they can manage their condition.
How many treatment stages are there?
There are three main stages to treatment:
- Pain Relief - Remove pain as soon as possible
- Rehabilitation - Exercise therapy, including stretching and strengthening the affected areas.
- Education and Management - Teaching the patient how to avoid re-injury and maintaining progress.
What physical problems can Physiotherapy treat?
Physiotherapy is multidimensional and can treat a range of physical problems caused by ageing, injury or illness that threatens mobility including:
Musculoskeletal Disorder – These are pains that affect the bones, joints and soft tissues. The most common muscular ache is back pain.
Sports Injury - Aches and pain are common following exercise or sports such as tennis, swimming or football. Many professional sports players have physiotherapy following a match to relieve pain and ease stiffness.
Neuromuscular Disease – This type of illness affects the muscles of the brain and the nervous system that controls these muscles.
Arthritis - This common condition, which affects around 10 million people in the UK, causes pain and inflammation within a joint and can worsen over time.
Respiratory Condition – An illness that affects the vital organs that help you breathe, such as the lungs. A common respiratory condition is Cystic Fibrosis.