Physiotherapy is a natural mechanical therapy which uses hands-on joint and tissue mobilisation by a highly trained Physiotherapist, along with prescribed exercises carried out by the client, to restore normal skeletal movement and function. By activating the body’s mechanical sensors, Physiotherapy promotes healing, and restores normal function to the body. In short, “Exercise is Medicine”!
Musculoskeletal Physio encompasses both sporting and non-sporting pain or injury, work-related pain, posture and basic mobility problems. The aim of treatment is to return or restore the individual to optimal function, irrespective of the level of function required. Whether we’re helping older people improve their ability to climb the stairs, or helping an international athlete return to play, both are equally important to the individual, and equally rewarding for us to achieve.
Orthopaedics describes a branch of medicine relates to bones, joints and their associated structures that enable movement. Orthopaedic surgeons operate in 2 sub-categories: Trauma, and “Cold Orthopaedics. Trauma surgery is required after accidents and injuries, e.g. plating a broken bone. Cold orthopaedic surgery describes planned procedures, e.g. ACL reconstruction, or joint replacement surgery.Irrespective of the nature of surgery taking place, there are critical factors which will ensure an optimal recovery:
- A suitably qualified Physiotherapist who has depth of experience rehabilitating patients post-Orthopaedic surgery. Critical to this is an excellent understanding of a wide variety of procedures, the altered biomechanics involved, and their short and long-term implications
- A Physiotherapist who works well in partnership with the surgeon. It’s worth remembering that the surgeon and the Physio are a technical team, both having an understanding of how each other works, and both having good understanding of each other’s expectations in the context of the procedure
Here at North Light Physiotherapy, you’re in great hands with your Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Our lead Physiotherapist Chris Liversidge has many years of experience working alongside many of the region’s pre-eminent and best-respected surgeons, and has a proven track record of successful outcomes within the NHS setting, in private practice, and in professional sport.
So, whether you need help after a broken wrist, dislocated shoulder, ACL reconstruction, an Ankle replacement, or anything in between, call us now on 0845 177 0780
The complexity and variability of presentation of these conditions is vast, and experience counts massively. North Light are fortunate to have Chris Shorter offering this service; he has extensive experience, and a track record of excellent outcomes in what is an extremely challenging field of rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy is helpful at this time, both to prevent problems, or limit their progression, and to enable optimal recovery after the arrival of your baby. Becky Walker is our resident Physio with expertise in this field, and will be happy to assess you and advise on appropriate individual management. She also runs our Pilates Classes, including pre and post natal classes, aimed at maintaining and progressing strength and movement capacity.
Many problems in this context are referred to as “overuse” injuries, but consider how much more frequently an elite athlete “uses” their body, compared to a social participant. The social athlete’s less frequent use of their body, compared to the high frequency of use of the professional athlete’s body, makes the development of an “overuse injury” in a social athlete a complete myth – therefore the term “overuse injury” is incorrect! If you’re keen for us to demonstrate how you can increase your exercise workload safely, give us a call on 0845 177 0780
At North Light Physiotherapy, you’re in great hands. We have a lengthy track record of working with athletes at all levels, whether you’re a social exerciser, competitive amateur, weekend-warrior, semi-professional, or elite level/international athlete.
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