NAILSEA PHYSIO SERVICES
At Nailsea Physio, we believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function. Read on to find out more.
What to Expect
The sessions starts with a chat about the history of your current injury and any relevant medical conditions. You will then be asked about your occupation and sporting/leisure activities to get a holistic view of your lifestyle which will assist in constructing your bespoke treatment and rehabilitation program.
Next, is a physical examination which may require you to undress down to underwear or suitable vest and shorts. There will then be specific tests which will help identify the structures which may be causing your problem. This information will then be put together with your history and lifestyle habits to draw a conclusion and treatment plan, which will be explained to you. Providing you are happy with the proposed management plan, treatment will begin.
You will have a full explanation of the anatomy involved and the potential mechanisms by which your problem is occurring. This will help you understand why the recommended exercises and treatments are important to your recovery.
All of our Chartered
Physiotherapists are HCPC Registered
Physiotherapy is the treatment and prevention of injury and disease by natural means. The aim of physiotherapy is to help alleviate pain, restore normal movement and function and help return the body to its natural balanced state without chemical intervention. But it doesn’t just stop there, as well as relieving symptoms, physiotherapy teaches long term self management of musculo-skeletal problems enabling people to prevent further episodes.
McTimoney practice is quite distinctive from mainstream chiropractic, and the techniques are more in line with physiotherapy. The main tool is a specific type of adjustment that doesn’t cause the audible popping or cracking sound. Quick, gentle adjustments are used to bring your body back into balance, reducing restrictions, relieving pain, and promoting natural healing, making it a comfortable technique to receive. The McTimoney technique is a gentle and effective manipulative technique that treats the whole body to maintain and correct the alignment of the spine and allow the nervous system to function at its optimum potential.
We have a treadmill and camera system to film you walking or running. We can then take you through ways to improve, should you need it.
This may be of interest to those who find walking or running gives them pain or someone who wants to prevent getting injuries. There may also be ways to improve your efficiency and speed.
Walking and Running Assessment
Our Sports Therapist has an
MSc in Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage that is mostly focused on releasing tension and breaking down muscular adhesions brought about by physical activity. Inter-training/maintenance sports massage is key to preventing muscle imbalance and injury.
Sports massage applies pressure to the muscles and soft tissue in a way that separates those adheised fibers, increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The muscle fibers are also stretched transversely (side to side) rather than pulled end to end, like we do in stretching.
Remedial massage is a therapeutic form of massage that aims to relieve muscle tension and treat chronic pain. This form of massage is good for anybody, including those with medical conditions, given its therapeutic and calming nature. Depending on your goals and desired outcome, remedial massage can employ various techniques to help deliver. While often remedial massage can be mostly relaxing and therapeutic, your massage therapist will sometimes hold pressure points that might cause discomfort. This is different to sports massage where sports massage can cause discomfort for much longer periods of time
By definition, Pilates is a system of repetitive exercises performed on a yoga mat or other equipment to promote strength, stability, and flexibility. Pilates exercises develop the body through muscular effort that stems from the core. The technique cultivates awareness of the body to support everyday movements that are efficient and graceful. As such, Pilates has been popular among dancers but it appeals to a wider audience.
Pilates advocates tout the core-strengthening benefits of the method to improve posture and balance. Pilates targets the "powerhouse" muscles, which include the glutes, hips, pelvic floor, and lower back. Similar to yoga, the Pilates Method encourages deep, conscious breathing. Pilates is widely used in rehabilitation settings but is also beneficial to fitness advocates and elite athletes alike
We are vastly experienced in working with Rugby League & Union on & off the pitch, including at National and International level. We are the supporting medical team for Nailsea & Backwell RFC. The following sports have also benefited from our services:
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