The Physiotherapy Team at the Centre takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. At the core will be your involvement in the supported management of your health to help you to cope better and do more of what you enjoy.
With a long term condition it is easy to become focused on your physical difficulties. We hope to be able to work with you to support your well being as a whole, looking at solutions for difficult issues and helping you to;-
• Manage your energy well to reduce the impact of fatigue.
• Move as freely and much as possible for all the benefits that will bring.
• Help you to increase your levels of physical activity.
• Address issues of pain management in the most appropriate way.
• Look at lifestyle issues such as coping with stress and managing your sleep patterns.
We will take some time to get to know you and the demands of your life. After this we can help you set some realistic goals and decide on where you can begin to make helpful changes in order to build better all round health and wellbeing.
If you are experiencing a new and unfamiliar episode of pain this is best dealt with by a specialist musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist who can assess and treat that specific issue. You can self refer to Physiotherapy of this type through your GP Practice.
Although ‘hands on therapies’ can often provide relief for some of the issues relating to a long term condition this effect is often short term. The most significant benefits often come from the skilful changes you can make to your lifestyle and coping strategies, and this is the focus and aim of the Physiotherapy service at NHS C.I.C.
Your Physiotherapy Appointments:-
Your first appointment will last for up to an hour. You do not need to wear sports gear! We will begin to look at the issues that affect your health and create a self management plan with you. We may offer you more one to one appointments, a place on our Moving into Balance Programme, or a combination of both.