Physiotherapist in Wokingham
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that takes a whole person approach to health and wellbeing.
It helps with pain management and restores function and movement when a person is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapy treatment can also be utilised in maintaining good health and preventing injury in the future.
How can physiotherapy help you?
At Wokingham therapy clinic we provide you with a treatment plan to treat the root cause of your health problem. We specialise in a range of musculoskeletal conditions, from acute sporting injuries to long-term chronic pain conditions to make you feel comfortable within your own body again.
What can physiotherapy treat?
- Ankle sprain
- Calf strain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic lower back pain
- Compartment syndrome
- Disc prolapse
- Frozen shoulder
- Hamstring strain
- Tennis elbow
- Neck pain
- Shoulder dislocation
- Whiplash injury
What to expect during your physio treatment
On your initial visit your physiotherapist will carry out a detailed initial assessment and treatment plan. Your physiotherapist will then explain your diagnosis and go through treatment options based on the latest research. Where appropriate your physiotherapist will refer you to other healthcare professionals from within the clinic. New appointments last for around 45 minutes and follow ups last for around 30 minutes.
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, gait analysis and advice
Insoles and bespoke orthotics
We offer a range of specialist insoles and bespoke orthotics for people with feet and back problems.
Desk screen equipment assessment
We offer tailormade desk assessments for people at work to give the best possible posture whilst sitting at a desk.
Physiotherapist in Wokingham
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 continued to develop his clinical knowledge through clinical practice and embarking on several 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 physiotherapy clinic within the NHS where he treats both patients and NHS staff via occupational health.
To arrange an appointment with Ken, contact him via Empire Physiotherapy on 07856 363 491.
Empire Physiotherapy mission statement
Empire Physiotherapy recognises that your activities are important to you, and that to ensure your best performance your body needs to be in its very best condition.
We believe in enhancing your physical well-being from the inside out, working with you to identify the cause of your aches, pains and discomfort and creating a recovery programme tailored to your lifestyle and physical demands.
We specialise in musculoskeletal stability, with an experienced team who specialise in everything from the neck down to the toes. We also provide medical acupuncture, sports massage, desk screen equipment assessments, custom made insoles, and occupational physiotherapy, with an eye to reducing NHS waiting lists and giving clients early access to a reliable physiotherapy service – all at a reasonable price.
Our focus is to not only eradicate any immediate pain or concern, but to provide patients with the sustainable solutions and exercises that they can take home with them to ensure a speedy recovery. We believe the best treatments are those that come paired with education, giving patients the information that they need to reduce the risk of the injury reoccurring.
Our online platform can help you to understand your condition and answer FAQ’s you might have regarding your symptoms and treatment. Please see list of common conditions that we help with below, click on each condition to find more and for FAQ’s.
Please do not use the information provided to self diagnose, all the information provided is there to help you understand and seek appropriate treatment to manage your condition after a precise diagnoses from your GP or Physiotherapist.
Empire Physiotherapy practitioners are registered with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Elaine Burton, Chartered Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, CSP and HCPC registered
Elaine has always had a spark of interest in the area of health and fitness, and had further confirmation of her career path from an early age of work experience and participating in various sports. Elaine’s mother was also a Senior Neuro Physiotherapist whom further inspired her keen interest in helping others.
Elaine thoroughly enjoys learning and making the most of all opportunities. She is continually keeping up to date with Physiotherapy research. She thrives on hearing what people have achieved, and is motivated in helping people physically achieve goals set from a holistic approach.
Knowledge and experience have been gained to allow for a holistic approach from working in different settings. These include working as a fitness instructor and coach whilst studying and working for football, rugby and hockey clubs as a Sports Therapist. Currently, Elaine works as one of the Physiotherapists at Redingensians Rugby Football club and in the NHS.
She initially competed with athletics and netball from a young age, and has since participated in other sports such as beech handball and rowing. This has allowed her to understand various demands on the body from different sports.
Elaine is passionate and committed in helping people. Whether this is to be at their personal best functionally for work, sport or general day to day activity.