Clinic Services and Treatments

Physiotherapy / Sport Rehabilitation

When you consult a physiotherapist or sport rehabilitator, you get a detailed examination and assessment which is individually tailored to your needs. Your therapist will listen carefully to the type of problem you describe and analyse what structures could be affected and how they should be examined.

The conclusions from this session form a plan of treatment and can be used to predict how much treatment you might need and how much improvement you can expect to achieve.

A physiotherapy or sport rehabilitation treatment session may incorporate the most appropriate and up to date treatment techniques including joint mobilisation, manipulation, soft-tissue and deep-tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, acupuncture and stretching.  This is combined with specific rehabilitation and a structured programme to educate, retrain, activate and strengthen the particular areas of your body to help alleviate your symptoms, achieve your identified goals, prevent future injury recurrence and restore functional movement. Functional movement is a central element in what it means to be healthy.

All of our HPC registered and BASRaT registered staff have a wealth of experience between them leaving us in little doubt we will be able to help you with any issue you may be suffering with.

Problems that can be treated effectively:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
  • Postural dysfunction and pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Pregnancy related problems such as SPD and Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Hypermobility and EDS

Private Health Care Physiotherapy Referrals

Here at Clinic Equilibrium  our physiotherapy team are able to provide treatment for all cash back policies as well as policies with the following insurance companies;.  Please inform us on booking that you require treatment covered with insurance and we can confirm the cover.

Prices

Initial Assessment £52
Follow Up Sessions £35 or £157.50 for 5 Sessions.

Medical Acupuncture

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is a modern treatment approach founded in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. Similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, medical acupuncture involves the strategic placement of sterile needles into various locations in the body. The major differences between the two forms of acupuncture is that medical acupuncture sometimes uses a low frequency (2-8Hz) electrical stimulation on the needles, and the selection of acupuncture points is based both on the traditional Chinese approach as well as including points that are anatomically and neurologically connected to your specific source of pain. Medical  acupuncture has been shown to have beneficial results by inducing muscle relaxation, modulating pain, altering your neuroendocrine responses and changing you autonomic activity (‘fight or flight’ response) resulting in an overall relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

Medical acupuncture is commonly used by medical doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists in the treatment of chronic pain, or as an adjunct to their regular treatment regime.

What can be treated with Medical Acupuncture?

Recent research has found acupuncture to have positive results in the treatment of chronic low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and management of chronic pain conditions. Other musculoskeletal conditions commonly treated with medical acupuncture include tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, muscle strains, joint sprains, headaches and repetitive strain injuries. As previously mentioned, medical acupuncture helps to restore your body’s natural nerve and muscle tone, increases blood flow and provides pain relief for chronic conditions.

Typically treatments last about 20-30 minutes and the number of needles used in a treatment will vary according to the individual, duration of pain and the condition being treated. An improvement of 15% to 20% in pain sensation is often experienced after the first treatment. In general, further improvement follows within a few days; however, the effects of this technique can be immediate. Repeated treatments are necessary to see full pain relief in most cases.

Is the Treatment Painful?

Everybody has a different and unique response to acupuncture. Typically the treatment is pain-free, however, some have a heightened sympathetic response to needles which results in the sensation of lightheadedness, fatigue and often sweating. The application of the needle is similar to the ‘prick’ of a mosquito bite with further tightness being related to the tightness of the tissue the needle is in. The majority of needles are imperceptible when placed in the body.  Furthermore, for a completely successful outcome, the point to be treated has to be the one that reproduces the referred pain. This means that the needle placement will often recreate the pain sensation of the condition. While undesirable, it is necessary to target the source of the pain in order to fully resolve musculoskeletal conditions.  However, the end result of pain resolution is always worth the slight discomfort one might experience during the course of treatment.

Prices

Initial Assessment £52
Follow Up Sessions £35 or £157.50 for 5 Sessions.

Sports and Remedial Massage

What is remedial massage?

One of the deepest forms of massage, Remedial Massage is ideal for the relief and prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries or conditions, whether through sport, occupation, postural problems, or a specific trauma. It is one of the deepest and most effective forms of injury prevention and treatment.

Remedial massage is deep manipulation of the soft and connective tissues of the body leading to relief from acute or chronic muscular pain, an increase in joint mobility, improved circulation, and last but not least a profound level of relaxation, both physical and mental.

This treatment is ideal for those whose lifestyles are demanding and tiring, by providing an opportunity to be unwound, have aches and pains eased out and achieve a deep sense of overall calm and balance.

Through massage, levels of stress can be reduced, circulation improved, and physical and psychological balance can be achieved.

This treatment is ideal for those whose lifestyles are demanding and tiring, by providing an opportunity to be unwound, have aches and pains eased out and achieve a deep sense of overall calm and balance.

Through massage, levels of stress can be reduced, circulation improved, and physical and psychological balance can be achieved.

What is it for?

Although many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems, the vast majority originates in postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence. Simply put, if you are suffering from any muscular-skeletal pain or condition, then Remedial Massage can provide you with the relief you need as well as a long term reduction and possible elimination of the causes.

In addition to the treatment of injured or ill people, Remedial Massage can be used to prepare the body for strenuous physical activity, or to assist the body in recovering from the after-effects from exercise and sports.

Either at work or at play excess seems to be the norm and an excess generally leads to overload, which often manifests as stress. Stress can affect not only mood, but has a massive strain on all of our body systems, resulting in fatigue, illness, muscular aches and injuries, and an impaired immune system. a tired, strained, affect on the body, resulting in tired, strained muscles, back and neck problems, reduced immune system.

Specific muscular and skeletal dysfunctions include fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries etc.

The science

Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points, (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs, and minor problems with these functions can cause more pain than most people realise. For example most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head.

Much abdominal and pelvic pain can be caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles.

Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.

The treatment

Treatment employs massage techniques designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues, not dissimilar to those used in sports massage.

The remedial massage therapist uses skilled manual manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalising the body’s muscles and soft tissues.

To facilitate and encourage change, various bodywork techniques such as Isometric stretching and muscle testing, connective tissue massage and neuro muscular technique are employed.

The benefits

As with most other massage techniques, Remedial massage will assist in improving circulatory problems, lymphatic drainage, stress related conditions, muscular aches and injuries, as well as encouraging the natural healing properties of body and mind.

The effects of Remedial massage are numerous: Assists venous and lymphatic flow, Stretches shortened soft tissue, loosens scar tissue, improves post operative recovery, and enhances physical and psychological relaxation.

Prices

30 Minute Massage £30 or £250 for 10 Sessions

45 Minute Massage £42.50 or £375 for 10 Sessions

60 Minute Massage £55 or £500 for 10 Sessions

Advanced Personal Training

Whatever your fitness level, sporting ability or experience at the gym, our exclusive Personal Training at Elite Physio and Therapy is tailor-made for you and your goals.

One to one personal training with our fully qualified (holding a minimum of a sports degree) and experienced trainer ensures your commitment to regular exercise and getting fit is both enjoyable and worthwhile.

We can help in many areas including:

  • Weight loss and fat reduction
  • Improved posture and body shape
  • Increased energy levels and motivation
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Faster recovery from injury and illness
  • Performance enhancement and injury prevention
  • Periodised programs for amateur to professional atheltes

After your initial consultation with us your chosen trainer will tailor each part of your programme to your specific goals, training experience and lifestyle. Every aspect is considered an important part of your journey with us.

N.B. Toddlers and babies are welcome during your one-to-one training session so no need for babysitting!

Prices

60 Minute Session £55 or £500 for 10 Sessions

Elite Performance Strength and Conditioning Classes

Looking to improve your performance in your sport as well as stay niggle and injury free?

Or are you wanting to take up sport but have had a long break so need some additional strength training?

Perfect for athletes of any ability, whatever your sport, golf, swimming, cycling or running, Susanna our sports injury Rehabilitator will tailor the class to your needs.

Elite performance circuit classes are run on Tuesdays at 8:30am and Thursdays at 8pm. Classes are kept very small to ensure plenty of individual attention is given. These specially designed circuit classes will involve a variety of equipment and are designed for the individuals in class.

Individual assessment is required prior to booking to identify your goals, strengths, weaknesses, flexibility and sporting needs.

Prices

Our pre class assessment is £45 and then classes are:

£72 for 6 classes (valid for 7 weeks)

£132 for 12 classes (valid for 14 weeks)

Back Care Classes

Wednesdays at 9.30am

Led by Susanna, who has “been there and got the T-shirt”!

Nowadays pain science specialists endorse the biopsychosocial approach to back pain. This means that the best way of helping someone with long standing back pain is to delve into all the other possible reasons for it (after your doctor has of course ruled out anything serious), such as stress, anxiety, poor sleep or nutrition. Combining this with traditional exercise therapy provides a holistic approach, merging body and mind to really help a person get to grips with chronic pain.

We would like to offer a new style of “Back Care Class” that has never been offered before.

Our small, rehab led Back Care classes are for those suffering with long term back pain.

We would like to “hold your hand”, taking you through the process of reducing your pain, learning about your body and taking control of it.

What the class will entail:

  • We will work with you to create a pain diary to discover your current limits and to gently push the boundaries of what you can do.
  • We will discuss other factors that can impact your pain, such as stress and lack of sleep.
  • We will show you exercises to do every morning to ease you into your day.
  • We will take account of flare ups and teach you how to deal with these when they occur.
  • And finally, we will get you stronger, allowing your core muscles to take the load off your spine, thereby giving it support.

If you are ready to start your journey to understanding and reducing your pain please get in touch for more details.

Individual assessment is required prior to booking for Susanna to identify your diagnosis, weaknesses and a care pathway plan.

Prices

Our pre class assessment is £45 and the 12 week course is £132.