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Are you looking for Specialist Physiotherapy treatment and advice? Not happy that you've been told nothing can be done or to rest and just take painkillers?
If so, you're in the right place. We've treated thousands of people like you; with problems like yours who had similar stories to tell. This page outlines how we at Alfreton Physiotherapy can help you "Get Better Faster" and the "Keep You Better For Longer"
The vast majority of our patients come via "word of mouth" and personal recommendation. Join us as a patient at the clinic and you'll see why.
Remember, you don't need a GP referral to attend as a Private Patient. You can take control of your own health, make your own decisions and book an appointment by either phone or online.
Well you certainly don’t just need to have a sports injury, even though some people mistakenly associate physio with a guy running onto the football pitch with his magic sponge!!!
We can help you if you're suffering with pain, weakness,or stiffness affecting most parts of your body. We can see you in the clinic, at home, at your workplace and now through the power of the internet we can see you anywhere in the country! Injured your knee clambering up Snowdon, simply book an online consultation and we'll help and advise you online whilst you recuperate in your cosy welsh cottage.
Our Typical Patients Include
Health Conscious Parents: Who want to get rid of their aches and pains so that they can run around after their kids all day,
Grandparents: Who want to be able to pick up their grandchildren and get down on the floor to play with them.
Busy Business People: Who realise that their gnawing neck pain is affecting their ability to work and concentrate.
Young Men & Women: Who are worried their symptoms could affect them getting a job or following their dream career. E.g we've had several young people who were worried they would fail their fitness tests for careers in the Army, Police and Navy.
Concerned Men and Women over 40: Who start to see aches and pains appearing and don't want to end up suffering in pain like their parents.
Weekend Athletes: Who want to be pain free, so that they can fully enjoy their chosen sport and activity.
Serious Athletes: Who have a specific event in mind that is in danger of being missed due to ongoing- pain and injury
Brides To Be: Ok,Not our typical patient group, but we did once have a desperate "bride to be" ring up on a Friday evening, distraught because she her back had locked up and she was due to get married in the morning. I'm pleased to say we stayed behind to give her an emergency appointment and she walked down the aisle at 11.00am on the Saturday virtually pain free!
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If you’ve never received physiotherapy before, you may be wondering what is involved and how physiotherapy can actually help your problem. Many people think physiotherapy is purely about exercise, or have a picture of someone running onto a football pitch with a “magic sponge”, but in reality physiotherapists are highly skilled medical professionals with a wide array of skills that they will tailor to your individual problem.
At Alfreton Physiotherapy we follow a clear process with all our patients that has been shown to optimise our success rates and help you to recover as quickly as possible. There are 4 key stages to our approach:-
When you first attend for a physiotherapy assessment, the bulk of the first appointment will be taken up by the assessment process.
The assessment is incredibly important, because without a thorough examination and analysis of your problem, any treatment that follows will be doomed to failure. Initially the physiotherapist will ask you a number of questions concerning your symptoms, the history of the problem and how the problem is affecting your life.
Once the physio has a good idea of the nature of your particular problem, they will then decide what physical tests need to be undertaken to try and establish a diagnosis and to also decide what treatment approach is most likely to help.
Don’t be surprised if we need to look at parts of your body that you may think are unconnected to your problem. For example it is common for someone with elbow pain to need their shoulder, neck and upper back examined, as all of these areas can be involved in producing pain around the elbow.
Once the physical examination is completed, we reach the next stage of the process:-
At this point the physiotherapist will discuss their findings and suggest their recommended plan of action. This will include the number of treatment sessions that you may need; the type of treatment that could be provided at the clinic; what you can do to help yourself and an estimation of the likely success rate and overall prognosis.
The treatment plan will be fully individualised to your individual symptoms and circumstances, and will be discussed with you to ensure that you are happy with all aspects of the recommended course of action.
If following the assessment we do not feel physiotherapy is appropriate, we will let you know why and what the best alternative course of action is. This could mean that we liase with your GP, recommend that you need to see a Consultant or different type of therapist, or recommend that you require further investigations such as an MRI scan or X-Rays prior to physiotherapy starting.
Finally it is the clinic’s policy that whenever possible, we like to start your treatment programme off on your first visit, and therefore it is extremely rare that we will only do an assessment and offer no actual treatment on your first visit. If you decide to follow the treatment plan, the physiotherapist will arrange your next appointment at your convenience.
We use a variety of effective treatments at the clinic, and the physiotherapist will probably select a combination of approaches to try and help you as quickly as possible. A selection of potential treatment methods is listed below:-
Once your treatment is successfully completed, we will advise you on any further home exercises that you might need, and advise you on preventative measures you can take to try and avoid a recurrence of your problem.
If physiotherapy has not been successful, we will discuss what other options may be most appropriate and will liaise with your GP or Consultant.
With your permission it is the clinics policy to provide a full report of your treatment to your GP or Consultant within 48 hours, in order that they can be kept updated with your progress and our recommendations.
Book an appointment with one of our Expert Chartered Physiotherapists and start "Getting Better Faster"