Using physiotherapy to help heal and prevent those injuries that stop you from leading an active life.
At Nuffield Health, our Physiotherapists aim to treat both your pain and its cause, helping to not just improve your life in the short term, but to prevent long term problems.
Nuffield Health Physiotherapists offer a wide range of treatments, to cover a wide range of pains and injuries. We’ve covered some of them below, but there are many more physiotherapy solutions available, so get in touch with Nuffield Health to see what we can do for you. As seven out of 10 of our patients get better with us in five treatments or less, we can also promise to never under or over treat you.
Some physiotherapy treatments*
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterile, single use needles into specific points of the body to help relieve pain and symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine says that acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing mechanisms in an attempt to help address any energy imbalance within the body and promote healing.
Acupuncture is only used following a thorough assessment process and is usually used in conjunction with other physiotherapy skills such as exercise prescription.
Aquatic Therapy (or Hydrotherapy)
Aquatic therapy (or hydrotherapy) involves exercise and rehabilitation in water. This is an effective way of assisting muscle and joint rehabilitation (amongst many other conditions) in an environment that can help relax and offload the weight of the body. As well as assisting with movement, hydrotherapy can provide pain relief in some patients as well. Hydrotherapy patients do not need to be able to swim (although it would be beneficial to inform your physiotherapist of this in advance).
Nuffield Health Physiotherapists have undergone training to provide specific water based therapy and rehabilitation work.
Nuffield Health physiotherapists who work with children are specialist practitioners. They have specific experience in assessing and treating babies and children from birth up to the transition to adulthood. They have the right skills and targeted knowledge to deliver appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and education to promote good condition management, recovery and family involvement.
Parents/guardians are advised to contact our dedicated customer service line for details on the availability and locations of children’s physiotherapy as treatment differs depending on age and condition type.
Chronic Pain Management
Chronic Pain Management Programmes involve a team of healthcare professionals working with you in order to help support and assist you in improving your level of function, fitness and ways of managing your symptoms.
Support can be offered in a number of ways and can vary (for example) from psychological support to physiotherapy exercise based rehabilitation or even “hands on” treatment where appropriate.
Sessions can also be individual or group based depending on what is deemed the most appropriate for you. Following a thorough assessment your physiotherapist / healthcare team will discuss the options with you.
Clinical Pilates is different to standard Pilates in that you will be individually assessed by a Nuffield Health physiotherapist and then given exercises that specifically target areas of pain and / or weakness identified in your assessment.
The physiotherapist will closely supervise your technique when performing these exercises so that they can help you obtain the best result from your session. Exercises are then progressed as your strength and control improve until it is identified that your original “problem” areas have been addressed.
Hand and Wrist Clinic
Our Hand and Wrist Clinics feature Physiotherapists who specialise in the assessment and treatment of specific hand and wrist injuries. This is a specialised field due to the complex anatomy, function and mechanics of the hand and wrist.
Our expert clinicians will be able to provide you with a thorough assessment of your condition and provide specific treatment and advice in order to assist your recovery.
Men’s Health Physiotherapy
A men’s health physiotherapist will have the skills and knowledge (achieved through post-graduate study) to treat male bladder and bowel problems which may occur following surgery to remove the prostate gland (prostatectomy) or as a result of weakness of the pelvic floor muscles.
They will assist / advise you on the best course of action for your symptoms following a thorough assessment process.
Movement Analysis Clinic
The physiotherapist is an expert in the analysis of movement and will be able to review the way in which you are moving to determine what is causing your pain / symptoms. They will have specific technology (for example, video analysis) to record your walking or running pattern and they will be able to identify what needs to be addressed as a result of this.
Where appropriate, they may recommend insoles (orthoses) to place in your shoes to improve your movement alongside any other forms of physiotherapy treatment.
This type of analysis is especially useful for recurrent sport-related injuries.
The musculoskeletal skill-set means that your physiotherapist is fully equipped to assess any issue that affects the body with regard to joint, muscle and nerve conditions. These include (amongst many others) back pain, whiplash injuries, muscle strains and joint sprains. You will have a thorough and detailed assessment session with your physiotherapist – following this they will talk you through their findings and recommend treatment accordingly.
Nuffield Health physiotherapists offer all the treatment options that you would expect from a Chartered and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered physiotherapist, such as manual therapy techniques, soft tissue treatments, electrotherapy modalities and exercise rehabilitation amongst many other options.
Sports Injury Clinic
Sports injury clinics consist of a number of different clinical experts (such as an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine doctor, podiatrist and musculoskeletal physiotherapist) who will work together to investigate any symptoms or problems that you have, diagnosing and treating these symptoms in the most effective way and assisting you to return to sport. This may involve further examinations or diagnostic tests (such as X-Rays or scans) but this will be discussed at your initial assessment.
Sports Injury Clinics are particularly useful when you have a complex or recurrent injury or if you compete at a more serious level.
Sports Injury Physiotherapy
All Nuffield Health physiotherapists are trained to treat commonly occurring sports injuries such as muscle and tendon strains, tennis elbow and ligament injuries.
The aim is to get you back to your sport as quickly as possible and give advice to prevent a reoccurrence.
Sports massage can be very effective at relaxing and stretching tight muscles and other soft tissues and can be used as part of or in addition to physiotherapy to treat an injury, or as a stand-alone treatment to reduce muscle tension or soreness.
The Vestibular system refers to specific sections of the inner ear. These parts of the body help you maintain good balance and co-ordination. Any conditions or problems that affect the inner ear can leave you feeling a range of symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo and balance disturbance.
Nuffield Health physiotherapists who treat (or rehabilitate) vestibular problems will take you through a thorough and detailed assessment process to try and understand the cause of your symptoms and (where appropriate) will design a treatment and rehabilitation programme to help you manage them.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Female / Women’s health physiotherapists can help treat a range of conditions such as pregnancy related (pre and post birth) pelvic issues, problems with bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pelvic floor weakness. They will assist / advise you on the best course of action for your symptoms following a thorough assessment process.
Work Station Ergonomics
*Treatments are available at selected Nuffield Health sites. Please check with your local hospital or gym before booking.