Physiotherapists help people recover after injury, illness or disease. We also help to maintain health and can help prevent disease or injuries. This means that as well as being able to help you recover from an injury or illness we can also provide advice on how to prevent it in the future and stay healthy.
Physiotherapy is a science based profession where all of our treatments are based on up-to-date research. All Chartered Physiotherapists are degree trained and are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). If you want to check whether your therapist is fully registered, you can do so at http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/
Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach to healthcare which means that we look at the bigger picture of the physical, psychological, general health, work, fitness and social aspects of you. This is what makes each of our patients unique and challenging and we take pride in finding out exactly what it is that each person wants to gain from treatment rather than just treating the symptoms.
Physiotherapists can use a wide range of treatments to help you including:
Physiotherapy can be of benefit at any stage of your life so whether you are having back pain, a sporting injury, have arthritis or are just looking for advice on how to stay healthy then contact us to find out how we can help.
Physiotherapy, at JMC Physiocures, is a "hands on" manual therapy for the treatment of injuries to joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments and fascia.
Our Physiotherapists understand how and why these structures move and why pain and injury occur and we aim to restore normal movement allowing the affected tissues to repair in a balanced and appropriate way. At JMC Physiocures we use a wide range of skills to treat a variety of problems including:
Following an initial comprehensive assessment, a full objective examination and hands on assessment with functional testing is performed to establish a diagnosis.
Treatment may involve different ways of relieving pain, restoring function, flexibility and strength. Skills and techniques used may include mobilisations of joints and or soft tissues, manipulation, postural correction, electrotherapy, exercises and muscle rehabilitation.
JMC Physiocures also provide advice with Self Help and Preventative Rehabilitation Programmes.
Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation is an innovative concept that involves mechanically assisted joint mobilisation using a spring loaded instrument. It uses a high velocity thrust combined with a lower force than manual manipulations, which means that it is more comfortable for the patient and less painful than other techniques.
PIM is a safe measurable and extremely effective joint mobilisation technique provided by a specially trained physiotherapist. With there being limited physiotherapists trained to use PIM within the UK, it makes us very unique in our ability to treat joint pain and stiffness.
Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation assessment utilises physiotherapy palpation skills, neural tension testing, and neurological testing to apply mobilising and manipulative techniques along clearly defined treatment planes with greater reliability, specificity and safety than other manual techniques.
Gait is the term physios use to describe the way that you walk or run. Injuries often lead to alterations in our natural gait pattern which can be obvious like a limp or less obvious like a slight change in the angle of your foot as it hits the ground. Gait Analysis is used by Physiotherapists, other health professionals, performance coaches and occasionally footwear suppliers to identify your natural gait and any alterations from this. This can also be called a biomechanical assessment.
Biomechanical changes can be linked with a number of common injuries such as Knee pain. Patella tendonitis, achilles tendonits, shin splints and plantar fasciitis to name a few. A gait analysis can be useful to identify these biomechanical changes to help put strategies in place to address them. This can be done using a simple visual assessment of your walking, use of video cameras and software, or use of a foot-plate.
After identifying any issues with your walking or running we can help by providing tailored exercise programmes to correct any imbalances in muscles or by working alongside our specialist Podiatry colleagues to provide insoles and advice on footwear.