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Treatment at Newman Physiotherapy, Woodbridge, Suffolk

What does a consultation involve?

The initial assessment will last up to 45 minutes and subsequent treatment sessions will take 30 minutes. You will be expected to remove outer layers of clothing so that the problem area can be assessed accurately.

Assessment consists of an in depth verbal history of your problem, relevant past medial history and a thorough physical examination of the injured area

Following an initial assessment your clinical diagnosis and treatment plan will be explained and discussed with you. The aim of treatment will be to maximize your rate of recovery and reduce the likelihood of a reoccurrence of the problem.

At Newman Physiotherapy, our treatment techniques and advice are based on sound research, your treatment may include:

Rehabilitation

RehabilitationPrompt and professional treatment following fracture/surgery or sports injuries is vital for the most effective recovery. Treatment is applied to ensure optimal recovery and return to sport and work as soon as possible. Every patient will be provided with a specific rehabilitation program and given advice to prevent re-injury. This ranges from core stability muscle balance training to sport specific exercises/stretches that are monitored every step of the way until you are back fighting fit and in a better state of health than before your injury/problem.

Manual Therapy

MassageManual therapy is a term that refers to some of the “hands on” techniques used by physiotherapists. Mobilisations, manipulations and muscle energy techniques can help reduce stiffness in joints and relieve associated pain. Soft tissue massage, trigger point release and mobilisations with movement can improve the mobility of scar tissue, reduce swelling, relieve tightness/spasm in muscle, reduce pain and stimulate tissue healing.

Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy on balance ballHome exercises are an integral part of most physiotherapy treatment programmes. In order to restore normal pain free function it is important to follow your therapists’ advice. You may be provided with exercises specific for your condition that will help to address poor posture, muscle tightness/weakness, biomechanical problems and retraining incorrect movement patterns. It is our job using our expertise and experience to guide you correctly back to your chosen form of exercise at exactly the right time, too soon risks re-injury and waiting too long just wastes time when you could be enjoying yourself.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy in the form of interferential and ultrasound is used as an adjunct to other treatment techniques and can help to relive pain and accelerate the healing process. It is pain free, and has no adverse side effects and is regularly used with acute sports injuries where swelling and stiffness are barriers to quick healing.

Acupuncture

AcupunctureAcupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine having been used for over 3,000 years in China. There are several theories as to how the effects are produced, and any side effects are very rare. Research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief. Acupuncture should not be painful but is common to feel a very mild discomfort at most, this is temporary. As Chartered Physiotherapists we are in the unique position of being able to combine acupuncture with the other treatment modalities mentioned above.