Whoever you are, Whatever your goal, We are here to help
At Vital Physio, we look at the bigger picture. Each session is designed to meet the individual specific needs. We look at the best rehabilitation approach and we find the most effective treatment pathway for each client. Whatever brings you here, our team have the experience and expertise to work with you.
Our Physiotherapist will assess and diagnose the cause of pain, find the fastest way to alleviate it and help to prevent re-occurrence. The assessment includes postural analysis, strength and power measurements, reflex reaction tests and full medical checks. Once we understand the origin of your symptoms, we will tailor a wide range of treatment techniques to help you regain your peak. Physiotherapy can help with a number of issues including : Sports injuries, Strains and Sprains, Post surgery rehabilitation, Back and Neck pain, Work Related Injuries, Joint pain and Arthritis. Our treatment can include: Manual Therapy, Mobilisation and Manipulations of Joints, Biomechanical assessment, Taping, Acupuncture, Exercise Prescription and Electrotherapy.
Our functional training option aims to optimise the movement of your entire body, making you stronger. It also aims to increase your flexibility and agility, while improving your balance. Because of these improvements, you should see an increase in your fitness, and your susceptibility to injury should decrease. Stress levels should also decrease as your body becomes healthier. Our physiotherapist helps you improve your performance in everyday life and increases your manoeuvrability. Holistic methods are prioritised, which increases the chance of success.
This is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment, and it is highly beneficial for recovery. Sore muscles are a common feature of everyday life, whether because of stress, posture, or sporting activities. Our team provide a wide range of massage therapies to improve your comfort and prevent pain, fatigue, headaches, and injury.
The road to recovery is often long following successful surgery. We specialise in the rehabilitation of patients, aiding them in their return to optimum strength and mobility. The process differs for each surgery, and a graduated programme is usually recommended using a specific hands-on technique. Working closely with your physician, we tailor an individual plan to your needs. This then helps to improve your level of fitness.
This is an effective way to eliminate trigger points in tight muscle bands that are found in many acute and common injuries. Acupuncture is also used to stimulate healing in chronic soft tissue problems, and it provides pain relief for degenerative conditions.
Shock Wave Therapy
This non-invasive treatment promotes healing and reduces pain in various muscular conditions. It also aids with injuries that are sustained during sporting activities. As well as this, a range of orthopaedic conditions are treated using this method, including the following:
- Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder and Elbow
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Trochanteric Bursitis of the Hip
Work Station Ergonomics
Work is an important part of your life, so your work station should be arranged in a way that doesn’t harm your physical health. Our team provide a functional work station assessment to understand the cause of your pain. We then aim to solve the issue, and improve your health as a result. A thorough examination of the most common work-related injuries is undertaken, and we then adjust the necessary modifications onto your current desk. You’ll also receive a report on your current set up. New equipment and accessories are also recommended by our team.
Corticosteroid injections are scientifically proven to be one of the most helpful treatments for soft tissue and joint disorders (Assendelft 1996, Van der Hijden 1996, Van der Windt 1998). They are used to calm down inflamed or irritable joints or soft tissue structures, like tendons, bursae, muscles, and ligaments.
These injections are thought to influence the cells involved in inflammatory responses to disease and injury, and they usually result in a significant and almost immediate relief of pain and stiffness. The administration of a cortisone injection is an advanced skill that requires extensive post-graduate training by one of our specialist physiotherapists. Very few private physiotherapy clinics throughout the UK provide this service.
What Does Injection Therapy Treat?
Injection therapy can be highly effective on a wide range of soft tissue and joint conditions. Here are a few examples:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Joint Osteoarthritis
- Shoulder or Acromioclavicular (A/C) Joint Pain
- Knee and Ankle Pain
- Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis (E.g. De Quervain’s Or Trigger Finger)
- Finger and Wrist Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
- Tennis or Golfers Elbow
How Long Does the Injection Take to Work?
Corticosteroid injections may take a few days or a couple of weeks to be fully effective. The timing of the pain relief depends on how long the inflammation takes to settle down following the injection. Patients often experience post-injection discomfort or pain known as ‘post-injection flare-up’, and an increase in pain can last for a few days. This is best treated with ice and ibuprofen/paracetamol.
For the first few days following an injection, it is important to reduce activity with the injected area in order to maximise the effect of the corticosteroid. A second injection may be required to maximise the effect of the corticosteroid.
What Can I Expect at My Consultation?
At your first visit, you meet with our experienced specialist physiotherapist, who discusses your symptoms and condition. This is then followed by an assessment of the area of pain or injury. They also ensure that injection therapy is the correct treatment for your condition.
Prior to administering your injection, which only takes a few seconds, your physiotherapist will prepare the area using aseptic techniques to reduce the risk of infection. Once it’s complete, your physiotherapist will advise you on the do’s and don’ts, including exercise and activities and their progressions.
A follow-up appointment is always recommended to assess the effectiveness of the injection and future management. Should your physiotherapist feel your condition is not appropriate for treatment by injection therapy, then only the standard physiotherapy fee will be charged.