Physiotherapy Treatments Usually Available Within 24 Hours in Stockport and Manchester
Whether your problem is acute or long standing, physiotherapy treatment plays an important role in providing pain relief, healing and rehabilitation.
We aim to restore your normal daily function, so you can keep up your recreational activities and return to work.
Qualified and Experienced Physiotherapists
Physiotherapists can assess and treat a very wide range of medical conditions, helping to reduce pain, improve mobility, range of movement, balance and posture and to increase muscle strength.
We use a combination of treatment techniques to achieve this according to the individual needs of our patients
We can help you if:
- You’ve got aches and pains, niggles or strains from work, life or sport.
- Pain from sitting too long at work.
- You’ve had an operation.
- You have been involved in a road traffic accident.
- You’ve just started a new activity and you are suffering from aches and pains
- You are an elite athlete recovering from injury or seeking to maximise your fitness or accelerate recovery.
- You want advice to prevent an injury.
What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate, mobilise and massage the body tissues.
It can be used to treat specific problems, such as back pain, but may also be useful for a range of conditions that don’t affect the bones, joints or muscles.
Physiotherapists use their hands to manipulate and mobilise joints. Mobility or ‘range of movement’ of a joint is frequently reduced following injury or surgery and can be associated with any joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injury. Joint mobilisation is a technique performed to improve joint mobility and reduce pain.
It is vital that as much mobility is restored as quickly as possible. It is important to realise that joints do not need to ‘click’ to gain an increase in movement and become pain-free. Mobilisation of the joints are performed carefully and gradually.
Joint mobilisations can help to;
- relieve pain and reduce stiffness
- increase joint movement
- increase function.
Often used in combination with mobilisation techniques of the joints, our Physiotherapists use various massage techniques to the muscles and soft tissues to assist with a quick recovery. Massage can be used to reduce pain, muscle tightness/spasm, reduce swelling, promote soft tissue healing and improve blood flow.
The ‘hands-on’ treatment is only part of your treatment and will be followed with a specific exercise programme and advice to maintain the improvement seen in treatment and to prevent your symptoms reoccuring.