Our Physiotherapy Services
Here at Marlborough House we have a team of highly qualified therapists, offering a variety of physiotherapy and osteopathy services all working within an integrated practice, providing the best quality service at sensible prices.
The role of a Physio
Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, disease and disorders through physical methods — such as exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments.
In many cases an injury can be caused by other underlying factors. It could be that constant back pain is caused by repetitive work related activities, bad posture, being over-weight, or even adopting the wrong technique when playing a sport. Accordingly the physiotherapist not only treats the back pain but addresses the other factors too. This holistic approach aims to reduce the risk of the injury happening again.
A thorough assessment is carried out so a diagnosis can be given and a treatment plan put in place. Our Taunton physiotherapists spend time listening to each patient’s recount of their injury, and consequently perform numerous diagnostic tests to determine both the nature and the probable cause of the injury. Depending on the outcome the therapist may use their hands to mobilise stiff joints and/or release tight muscles, provide a program of exercises to strengthen weak structures, and advise as to what activities to do or to avoid in order to accelerate recovery.
The principal focus of treatment is then on restoring normal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. And, because it is ‘abnormal’ asymmetrical movement that often leads to injury, our therapists can prevent injury by identifying and correcting such movement asymmetries.
Who and what we treat
Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions and any one of these treatments can help lessen the recovery time after a variety of surgeries. It is suitable for all ages with treatment and techniques adapted accordingly, we understand that “one size does not fit all!” It can help with the following:
joints and muscle pain
brain or nervous system
heart and circulation
lungs and breathing