If you suffer from any joint or muscle problem Physiotherapy can help relieve your pain and get you moving again.
Enjoying life to the fullest can be difficult when you have persistent aches or discomfort. Physiotherapy is a non-invasive form of treatment that addresses problems in joints, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves that cause pain, stiffness and weakness. We can also help in the management of a wide variety of conditions, for instance rehabilitation following surgery or major injury or illness.
Getting you back into action
It may be a surprise to learn that the single most effective tool we employ in the treatment process are our ears. You know your body best and what you need to achieve so before we suggest any treatment we listen to what you have to say.
Only then can we make judgements as to how we can help – everybody is unique so every treatment approach must be tailored to meet your individual needs.
We will first explain your problem to you in a way you can understand to give you peace of mind and then agree the best plan of action your pain or get you active again as fast as possible.
Stage 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain our first objective is to get you pain free as soon as possible. Each individual is unique so it’s difficult to estimate how many sessions in total you may need but you can rest assured that our aims are the same as yours – to relieve your pain and get you better as quickly as possible.
Stage 2: Rehabilitation
During the rehab stage, muscles and other tissues are encouraged heal and strengthen completely. This will help prevent a re-occurrence of the problem or injury. Typically you might need up to 4-8 sessions, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problems.
Stage 3: Wellness Care
While your body heals we will teach you how to avoid future problems and address any lifestyle issues like weight loss and how to live a more active and fulfilling life.
We Are Well Connected
We also have excellent links with some of London’s top and Rheumatology Consultants and Diagnostic Imaging Centres so if further investigation is required we can arrange fast-track access to all you will need.
What causes neck pain?
Most neck pain does not have one simple cause, but is a result of a range of conditions that affect joints, muscles, tendons and the other tissues in the neck. Factors that can contribute include tension and sustained or repetitive activity, such as using the telephone a lot, sitting at computer screens or in front of the television, playing a musical instrument, and long-distance driving.If the neck has moved suddenly and unexpectedly (as in a car accident), the pain may be due to an injury, commonly known as whiplash.
How can physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapists are highly skilled at helping people with neck pain. We will examine your neck and explain how you can manage the pain, contribute to your own recovery and prevent the problem from recurring.
What can we do to help?
We will ask lots of questions, assess how your neck is working and affecting your life, watch your movements and feel your neck. Any treatment is likely to include:
- exercises to do at home
- posture and lifestyle advice, and activities to avoid
- relaxation techniques
It may also include:
- some manual therapy
- applying heat or cold to the affected area
- Meniscal tears
- Patellar tendonitis
- Muscle weakness
- Patella maltracking
- Ligament sprains / ruptures
- Muscle tears
- Fat pad inflammation
Acute knee injuries
Result from a sudden trauma, such as an awkward fall, collision or twist of the knee joint. Ligaments which stabilise or strengthen joints may be damaged. Over-stretching can cause tears to the ligament fibres, resulting in pain, swelling, loss of movement and giving way (instability).
Knee cartilages (or menisci) also provide stability to the knee joint. They are mostly torn during weight bearing activities that involve twisting and turning. A torn cartilage (or meniscus) results in pain, swelling and locking or catching of the joint.
Result from continuous activity or overload, such as running, jumping, cycling, weight training These start gradually and usually relate to a range of factors such as structural or biomechanical problems , training methods, footwear, technique or running style.
Early diagnosis and addressing the potential aggravating factors will result in a quicker recovery, and less pain. Conversely, if left untreated they often get progressively worse.
When will you be able to return to work or sport?
Our aim is for you to return to full activity as soon as possible. However, the reality is that it will largely depend on the severity of the injury and how you respond to the treatment. The pain and swelling associated with an acute injury subside much faster than the time it takes for the ligament and muscles to regain normal strength. Returning to work or sport too early may delay healing and prolong recovery.
Physio is proven to help alleviate chronic pain
Arthritis Research UK states “most people with Arthritis would benefit from a programme of physiotherapy” and published guidelines recommend physiotherapy as an effective treatment for managing patients with arthritis and numerous studies suggest that hands-on physical therapy can lead to improvements in pain, joint function and movement.
To get you moving and keep you active we have a range of options, including:
Manageable exercise programmes and ongoing support and advice
Massage can help the muscles relax and make joint movement more comfortable.
Acupuncture can stimulate the brain to produce endorphins.
Electrotherapy using techniques such as ultrasound
Manipulation if appropriate can help to improve the range of movement in your joints
Keeping as active as possible is very important especially when you have arthritis
When you have persistent pain, it hurts to exercise but it can hurt a lot more if you don’t! It only takes one week in bed for muscles to begin wasting and joints to stiffen. A simple stretching and strengthening exercise programme can help with your movement and build fitness which in turn will help you to cope with persistent pain.
Exercise can increase your general fitness, stimulate your body’s own natural pain-relieving hormones (endorphins). help you to lose weight or keep to a healthy weight, improve your general mobility and make you feel more self-confident and help you stay independent long into your later
The key message is keep moving
Find a form of exercise you enjoy so you do it regularly – if you’re new to exercise or need help or advice we can help and advise on any special equipment or training that you’ll need to get started.
The most common problems we come across are back and neck pain, followed closely by work related upper limb disorders associated with repetition of a particular activity (e.g. keyboard or mouse use). Physiotherapists are the medically recognised experts in musculoskeletal function and movement so we are ideally placed to relieve your symptoms and then if required analyse and advise on improving workplace environments to reduce the potential of re-injury.
Cost Effective Physiotherapy for Businesses
We provide a range of services including ergonomic assessments, return to work programmes and In-house physiotherapy for businesses both large and small and can be designed to run alongside existing occupational health or medical services.
Whatever business you are in and whatever the size our scheme offers members discounted treatment provided by highly experienced physiotherapists and a range of excellent benefits, including:
- Priority appointments booking for members
- Early morning, evening and weekend appointments to fit around working schedules
- Guidance on a co-ordinated rehabilitation programme if requires time off work is needed
- Advice on a graded return to work if required
- Reporting service to help coordinate rehabilitation with the client, their employer and other specialists (i.e. orthopaedic surgeons)
- Ergonomic workstation assessment to prevent problems before they arise
- Advice on the purchase of any specialist ergonomic equipment & aids
- Staff & management training on posture, back care and ergonomics
- Direct access to injury advice: call or email a physiotherapist for help if needed
- Discounted access to services such as massage to help maintain a fit & healthy workforce
Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away… in fact the injury is likely to worsen and become less amenable to nonsurgical conservative treatment.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Most shoulder problems involve the shoulder’s soft tissues: the tendons, ligaments or muscles. The bones also can be affected.
You do not have to live with shoulder pain or a lack of strength and shoulder mobility
Many conditions of the shoulder are interrelated. For example, tendinitis may be related to a torn rotator cuff. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) may be related to bursitis.
Physio is clinically proven and works
Some of the common treatment modalities we use for shoulder pain include:
- Manual therapy
- Postural advice
- Education and self-management strategies
- ShockWave Therapy
These techniques and interventions will optimise healing, increase function, decrease pain and promote healing. Some of the techniques can be used as part of a within the home environment.
What you can expect from Anatomie
The shoulder and its movement functions are complex, so it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our specialist physios have years of medical training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from.
We identify the root cause of your problem and then put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your normal shoulder range of motion. The goal is to get you back to normal activities, pain-free as quickly as possible.
If you have had shoulder surgery, count on us to work with you and your consultant to achieve the best outcomes. With years of experience in helping patients fully recover from shoulder surgery, you know that you will be in good hands
Our waiting time for appointments is typically short; in most cases, you can be seen with 24 hours or even sooner. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you quickly relieve your shoulder pain!