A different course of treatment for everyone.
With a wealth of knowledge our team combines years of experience with modern equipment and up-to-date treatments to offer the best physiotherapy in Hemel Hempstead & St Albans.
Manual therapy is hands on therapy and there are many different manual therapy techniques. The technique used depends on the type of injury and what is going to be the most effective treatment for it. Manual therapy techniques are often used alongside other treatment modalities such as electrotherapy or an exercise programme.
shockwave therapy (ESWT)
ESWT is a procedure where shockwaves are passed through the skin to the injured part of the
foot. Extracorporeal means outside of the body. The shockwaves are mechanical and not
electric. They are audible, low-energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the
injured area. This speeds up your body’s healing process. You will usually require a course of
three treatments, 1 - 2 weeks apart.
soft tissue mobilisation
Soft tissue mobilisation is used to relax muscles, promote healing and break down scar tissue.
Tissue affected, involves a series of complicated steps within the body’s tissues. It is believed that the mechanical vibrations from the ultrasond machine can enhance the body’s ability to heal the tissues more efficiently.
Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.
home exercise program
Providing a home exercise program (HEP) to patients is one of the most fundamental and important aspects of physiotherapy. Research has shown that patients who adhere to their prescribed exercises are significantly better at achieving their goals and demonstrate a greater increase in physical function. Unfortunately, it has also been shown that, in general, patients adhere poorly to their prescribed home program
Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Posture is the attitude assumed by body either when the body is stationary or when its moving. Posture is attained as a result of co-ordinated action of various muscles working to maintain stability. Posture in easy terms can be understood as the position in which you hold your body when standing or sitting.
The ergonomic demands of an office worker vary significantly from a manual job such as a labourer. An employee may be fit or physically capable for one occupation and not another. That's the basic point, we're all different shapes and sizes and our workplace setup and practices can vary on an individual basis. This is where an ergonomic assessment for the individual worker is important.
Rehab exercises, and advice you are provided, for example, adjustments to training or day to day activities, are a key part of a successful recovery from injury.
advice on diet
We have expertise in delivering physical activity and providing lifestyle advice.
This concerns the biomechanical pattern of your normal walking and running cycles. It is chiefly concerned with the movement of your lower limbs, but as no body part operates in complete isolation the therapist will take your total physiology into account when making their analysis.
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