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Intro for the treatments section…

Listening to the body

While carrying out an assessment we do, of course, listen to our patients to understand their symptoms, how & when they started & how they are affecting the person. However, the concept and practice of ‘listening’ to a patient’s body is different and is not very well understood. The listening technique is a hands-on skill that is used and refined by experienced therapists throughout the world. Although there will be no sounds…

Visceral Manipulation

Did you know that some Physiotherapists have undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of your organs (viscera), such as your intestines, liver, gall bladder, stomach & kidneys? This is a fascinating branch of manual therapy that has been developed largely by a French Physiotherapist & Osteopath called Jean-Pierre Barral. It concerns the health of the organs & the effects that can happen (such as low back pain or poor energy levels) when…

Sports Nutrition

By Cara Sloss How can sports nutrition help? Athletes of all levels can benefit from looking at their nutrition to help optimise their performance and reach their goals. The type of food we eat and the specific nutrients can influence how well you complete the training session, how you feel and how you recover and get ready for the next session. Goals of Sports Nutrition: Optimising fuelling, adaptation and recover Reduce illness…

Psychology for Sport

How can athletes benefit from psychology? Just like being in great physical shape is important when participating in sport, it is also important to keep your mind in tip-top condition. Psychology can benefit athletes of all levels manage the demands of sport and competition, and is not solely for athletes who are experiencing difficulties. Psychology has a wide range of benefits and can help athletes: Enhance performance: Mental strategies, such as self-talk,…

Physiotherapy and Golf

Mark Brennan MCSP MMACP Physiotherapist Golf is one of the most technically demanding sports on the body.  There is an intense demand on the flexibility, control and strength of the body, all in a relatively short space of time, that is a golf swing.  This combined with walking, on average, over 4 miles (when playing 18 Holes) up down undulating or even hilly terrain makes golf a physically demanding sport. We spend…

Hydrotherapy

Jules Rudkin and Sue Hayes have taken post-graduate training in gained ATACP accreditation in Hydrotherapy to supplement their Physiotherapy training. The properties of warm water at 35 degrees, mean that you can carry out exercises that you would find difficult or even impossible on dry land. The buoyancy will reduce the load on the joints and supporting muscles and structures. Through specialised exercise, hydro is used to facilitate movement,, provide resistance and…

Hand Surgery

With the vast majority of hand surgeries hand or physiotherapy is essential to maximise the benefits of surgery and assist you in achieving your post-operative goals. In the hand it can also help you with advice and treatment on scar management.   Post-operative rehabilitation is designed in line with a patient’s individual goals but includes: – To help with pain and swelling control -Specific splinting; either custom-made in clinic or off-the-shelf –…

Body Check-Up

Movement Screening / Body Check-Up service! At WPB, we believe that prevention is the best kind of treatment, which is why we’ve created our Body Check-Up – a regular screening just like those you have at the opticians or dentists. Those areas of slight ache or regular soreness might become an issue if left unchecked. What do we do The assessment of your movement patterns, muscles, joints and nerves for stiffness, weakness and control will create a series…

Hand Injury and Physio

Hands are important; they are your interaction with the world around you; they are your communication aids, working aids, they do your basic household tasks and your favourite hobbies. When a hand is injured the chances are you are limited in everything you want to do. We can help with problems in the hand, whether this is through trauma, elective surgery, repetitive strain or arthritis. We can also help with general aches…

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy at WPB Shockwave Therapy is typically used to treat and has excellent research backing for:  Achilles tendonitis Plantar fasciitis Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder Patella tendonitis The research is ongoing, but we have found similar excellent results from treating these conditions alongside a full physiotherapy package: Golfers elbow Trochanteric bursitis Shin splints Tennis elbow   What is Shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ECSWT) is the name given to a treatment…