We are primarily Chartered Physiotherapists treating muscle, bone, joint and nerve conditions. We also have a number of additional clinicians providing complimentary services such as Podiatrists, Massage Therapists, Alexander Practitioners, Dietitians and a Sports Psychologist.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a multi-faceted profession whose aim is to encourage and support the patient’s return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma.
Witty, Pask and Buckingham physiotherapists specialise in musculoskeletal issues.
- Spinal problems – including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains
- Joint problems – arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in joints
- Injuries – to muscles ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Work-related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and sports injuries
- After surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery
- Fractures – treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed
- Abdominal problems – such as spastic colon, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
- Obstetrics – including ante and post-natal classes/exercise/relaxation/advice and treatment for back pain during pregnancy
- Paediatrics – for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems
Physiotherapists will not only treat the problem but, by spending time with the patient, will often be able to show the patient how to minimise the impact of their problem and to help prevent recurrence.
Physiotherapists have many different treatment techniques at their disposal including manipulation and mobilisation, massage, hydrotherapy, exercise programmes, electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound) and acupuncture. Reassurance and education about a problem also give patients the confidence to get back to normal activities quickly and safely.
So whether your problem is a sprained ankle, back pain, sports injury, chest problem, injury at work or many other different conditions, there will be a physiotherapist at Witty, Pask & Buckingham to help you get better.
A full assessment and ongoing re-assessment of your problem is the cornerstone of Physiotherapy. Accurate diagnosis and treatment cannot happen without it.
Detailed history taking and physical examination, sometimes supplemented by images and additional opinions, is the beginning of every episode of care. for more details click below.
Hands-on Treatment Methods
Once the diagnosis is clear we have many ways to treat you and will choose a number of them Manual therapy remains the primary route of care supplemented by exercise and other modalities.
Exercise Treatment Methods
Exercise is essential to maintain the gains achieved by manual therapy, to rectify the weakness, tightness and poor control that have led to the problems or to return the injured area to full function and health.
Shockwave and Electrotherapy
In addition to manual therapy and exercise, there are some electrotherapy modalities that have proven benefits for certain conditions. Electrotherapy is not our primary treatment of choice but where appropriate we will utilise it.
The benefits of warm water therapy to of load an injured or rehabilitating area whilst allowing good movement has been known for thousands of years. We hold hydrotherapy sessions throughout the week as part of our rehabilitation programmes. Please discuss with your Physio or surgeon as to the benefits for you.
More details – click here.
Manju Mital provides podiatry services in the adjoining Country Clinic. Podiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and management of lower limb health problems including gait disorders in children, adults and other specialist groups; treating sports injuries, foot and ankle pathologies using therapies such as foot orthoses, exercises and gait retraining. Link for more details here.
- General Dietitian advice is provided by Sian Porter for areas such as healthy eating advice, diet review, weight management, heart health/cholesterol/high blood pressure, food intolerances, special diets including coeliac disease and diabetes, digestive problems including indigestions, IBS, IBD, constipation, chronic fatigue, children weaning, fussy eating, anaemia and bone health/ osteoporosis.
- Sports Dietitian advice is provided by Cara Sloss who is a Clinical and Sports Dietitian with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and a graduate on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). With a background in Sport and Exercise Science and a competitive runner herself, Cara is passionate about helping athletes from recreational to elite through developing individual, practical nutrition strategies. She has a particular interest in fuelling endurance and ultra-endurance training and competition. Sports nutrition assessment for athletes of all levels involves working back from your performance goals to first develop strong daily nutrition foundations, before fine-tuning the detail for fuelling competition. Advice is underpinned by research while ensuring all recommendations are suited to your lifestyle and easy to follow.
- More details on Cara are here.
Psychology for sports
Sian Edwards works with athletes to improve their psychological skills. Sian is an athlete herself and was a junior international, competing as part of the Great Britain athletics team in multiple European and World Championships. Sian has a keen interest in using her MSc in Clinical Psychology and MSc in Sports Psychology to help athletes of all abilities enhance both their sporting performance and their wellbeing. Sian is now embarking on her PhD in Sports Psychology alongside working as a mindset coach with the School of Hard Knocks. For more details click here. To contact Sian click here.