What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a whole person approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the client’s general life style. It helps with pain management, and restores function and movement when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapy is also utilised in maintaining good health and preventing injury, illness and disability in future.
How can physiotherapy help you?
At Wokingham therapy clinic we specialise in a range of musculoskeletal conditions, from acute sporting injuries to long-term chronic pain conditions.
What can physiotherapy treat?
Common injuries we help with include:
- Acute sporting injuries involving bone, muscle, ligament or tendon e.g. ankle sprain
- Chronic joint conditions e.g. osteoarthritis
- Muscle strains, tightness, weakness or imbalances
- Tendon and ligament sprains
- Overuse injuries e.g. tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Acute and chronic neck pain
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Shoulder rotator cuff pain
- Headaches arising from neck
What to expect during your treatment
On your initial visit to the clinic your physiotherapist will carryout a detailed initial assessment to determine your diagnosis. Your physiotherapist will then explain your diagnosis and go through treatment options based on latest research. Where appropriate your physiotherapist will refer you to other professionals in the clinic.
Treatment options include:
- Personalised exercise prescription
- Advice regarding management of inflammation and pain during acute phase of injury
- Joint mobilisations for all joints including the spine
- Soft tissue techniques including massage, ligaments transverse frictions and myofascial trigger point release
- Muscle energy techniques
- Neural mobilisations
- Kinesiology taping
- Postural correction advice
- Biomechanial and gait analysis + advice
Ken Denford, BSc (hons) MCSP, HCPC, AACP registered
Ken is a compassionate physiotherapist dedicated to achieving superior patient outcomes. After qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Brunel University, he has continued to develop his clinical knowledge through practise and embarking on continued professional development courses. Ken has completed several post-graduate courses including orthopaedic massage, orthopaedic assessment, muscle energy techniques, neural mobilisations and kinesiology taping.
Ken attained several sporting achievements including being nominated best boxer twice and the British Army’s 800 meters major teams champion. Ken currently combines his work at the Wokingham Therapy Clinic with part-time NHS job where he treats both patients and NHS staff via occupational health.
To arrange an appointment contact Empire Physiotherapy on 07856 363 491.