The main aims of physiotherapy are to maximize function and movement and reduce pain. Physiotherapists use clinical reasoning to select and apply the best treatment. Physical approaches are used to maximize patient mobility, quality of life, and promote well being appropriate to the individual patient’s health status.
The Sherwood Clinic offers an extensive range of physiotherapy treatment options, giving you a better chance of a full recovery. The residents of Stanmore, Watford, Edgware, and Harrow can access physiotherapy at Sherwood.
Some of the treatments we offer include:
Massage: Massage involves patterns and sequences of hand movements, which ease tension in the muscles and joints and improve blood flow; massage therapy can also increase mobility and flexibility which improves the range of movement in the joints. It also stimulates natural pain relief.
Joint Manipulation / Mobilisation: Our physiotherapists are highly-skilled manual therapists. The treatment may vary from the physiotherapist using their hands to push gently but firmly into the spine to loosen a stiff vertebra following whiplash or from bad posture, to mobilizing a tight and restricted ankle joint following a sprain or surgery, or they may utilize spinal manipulation via high-velocity thrust techniques or other manipulative techniques. Most major joints in the body respond well to mobilization/manipulation techniques, and the effects are often immediate and lasting.
Electrotherapy: The most common forms of electrotherapy found in physiotherapy clinics are ultrasound and interferential therapy. Ultrasound work to help repair damaged and inflamed tissue. It is frequently used with ligament sprains, tendonitis, bruising, tight muscles, and many more conditions. Interferential works to relieve pain by stimulating the brain’s own pain-relieving mechanism. It helps stimulate endorphins and also allows for localized muscle relaxation.
Exercise and Movement: one of the fundamental concepts of physiotherapy is to improve the range of movement of joints and muscles. Physiotherapists often use a variety of exercises and stretch to improve flexibility and reduce stiffness; some of these exercises may also be done at home. The range of stretches will be tailored to suit the individual and will usually require a gradual build-up of exercise.
Neurological Rehab: We are pleased to inform you that at The Sherwood Clinic, we have therapists trained in the rehabilitation of neurological problems. If you have had a stroke, or are dealing with Parkinson’s Disease, MS or any other neurological condition, our team will work hard with you to get back as much function and mobility as able. Call today to book in for a detailed assessment and discussion able what your treatment would involve.
Cardiac Rehab: At The Sherwood Clinic, we can help you improve your cardiac health. Specially designed exercise classes will aim to get you healthier and reduce the risk of heart problems. You will also be given advice on lifestyle changes, diet, stress management, and much more. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, or have any cardiac condition, then call us today to find out more.
Acupuncture: Therapists have found over the last 40 years that the use of acupuncture needles can have a profound effect on the repair of injuries and relief of pain. Needles placed in specific areas can increase blood flow, relax tight muscles, and give pain relief through endorphin release from the brain. This treatment has been researched extensively and is recognized as a valid and effective treatment. There are a few variations of acupuncture. These include Trigger Point Needling, Gunn IMS, and Dry Needling as well as traditional Chinese acupuncture. Your physiotherapist will be happy to give you more information.
Home Visits: We provide physiotherapy services to people of all ages who want to improve their function and independence. Physiotherapy can help manage pain, improve walking, movement, and balance and enable you to regain your strength and independence following an illness such as stroke, injury, surgery including joint replacement, or a fall or general deterioration.
Experience, professionalism and sound treatment plans aimed to achieve results mark the Physiotherapy service at The Sherwood Clinic which is now is easily accessible for the residents of Stanmore, Edgware, and Watford.
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