Does Physiotherapy hurt?

Does Physiotherapy hurt?

Does Physiotherapy hurt? Some Patients may experience pain during their assessment; the Physiotherapist will be careful to minimise any such pain whilst they obtain a diagnosis of the problem. In addition to this, some techniques need to ‘nudge into pain’ and you may have some after treatment soreness. Be assured that all of the Physiotherapists […]

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What might treatment involve?

What might treatment involve?

What might treatment involve? Treatment may include: Manipulation (a high-speed, small thrust movement applied to joints, mainly used in the treatment of spinal pain), mobilisation (a manual treatment applied to joints and the soft tissues to improve range of movement) and soft tissue massage, ultrasound, electro-magnetic energy, interferential therapy and acupuncture for pain relief and […]

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Does Private Medical Insurance Cover Physiotherapy?

Does Private Medical Insurance Cover Physiotherapy?

Does Private Medical Insurance Cover Physiotherapy? Most private medical insurance schemes cover claims for physiotherapy treatment – but it is important to check in each case before commencement of treatment as conditions and limits vary. Elaine Atkins Physiotherapy Associates is recognised by major insurance companies such as BUPA and AXA PPP and we are able […]

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How Many Treatments are Likely to be Necessary?

How Many Treatments are Likely to be Necessary?

How Many Treatments are Likely to be Necessary? That depends on each individual case. The overall policy operated by Elaine Atkins Physiotherapy Associates ensures that each patient receives the best and most appropriate treatment – or a referral back to their GP or a Consultant if necessary. As a guide, the average number of treatments […]

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Snowboarding wipeout – painful knee!!

Snowboarding wipeout – painful knee!!

Q:  I recently went snowboarding with friends and had a big fall at speed, which caused me to twist my knee quite badly.  2 weeks later it is still very painful. A: Injuries to the knee account for a third of all skiing injuries, especially for snowboarding where the boots protect the ankles quite well […]

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