Free 20 Minute Back Check/Assessment
At Marlborough House our Osteopathy team offer all our clients the opportunity to come in and have a free initial back check/assessment to find out exactly how we can help with your pain or discomfort. We have both male and female practitioners should you have a preference and between our team we can offer appointments Monday – Friday. Our aim is to help you to live your life with your body working as well as possible. Call 01823 272227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
What is Physiotherapy?
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:
- sports injuries
- joints and muscle pain
- women’s health
- brain or nervous system
- heart and circulation
- lungs and breathing
- occupational health
Who can benefit from Physiotherapy?
We treat patients of all ages and lifestyles, from new babies to the elderly, and very sporty as well as sedentary people. We can help during pregnancy and also offer pre- and post-operative treatments.
What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?
Gentle, effective recovery from pain and injury/Improved flexibility/Increased strength/Reduced wear of joints/ Increased energy levels/Overall wellbeing/Improved digestion/Clearer sinuses and airways/Improved mood/Cope better with stress/Less headaches and migraines.
How long is a treatment?
We like to allow 45 – 60 minutes for the first treatment and typically 45minutes for follow ups.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies greatly with each patient depending upon how long the condition has been present and other factors such as age, general health and fitness. On average four to five treatments are enough to resolve most complaints.
Can I claim for my treatments on my insurance?
Many health insurance policies cover Physiotherapy Treatment, we can issue you with a signed receipt so that you can reclaim the cost if your policy permits.