Our Full Range of Physiotherapy Treatments & Services

General Physiotherapy

general physio

All problems physical, no matter how trivial they seem, can be helped by quick, early physiotherapy assessments. At Oakwood Physiotherapy we will provide you with all the information on your problem so that you understand its exact nature, cause and recommended treatment and rehabilitation.

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Manipulation is the application of a high velocity thrust to a specific joint, usually in the spine, and is often characterised by an audible click or cracking sound. Research has shown manipulation to be effective in the treatment of spinal pain especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

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Manual Therapy

manual therapy

Manual Therapy is a specialized branch of Physiotherapy wherein assessment and treatment of the disorder is carried out manually by the therapist. Various AIDS like tapes, resistive bands, belts, electrical equipment are used. Manual Therapy mainly aims at the neuro–orthopedic component.

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Tissue Manipulation

connective tissue manipulation

Connective Tissue Manipulation is performed by the Physiotherapist using the soft pads of the fingers to move one layer of skin on the layer below. This movement creates a short, sharp, stretch reflex, creating an impulse, which spreads out through the connective tissue thereby releasing tension.

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ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound (US) is a modality used by physiotherapists to increase the rate of tissue healing, to treat chronic inflammation and for pain management. US treatment should not cause pain. It can be thermal, which means the tissues will be heated, or athermal, meaning no heat will be applied to the tissues.

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While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the support or adjunct to other medial treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.

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Shockwave Therapy

shockwave therapy

At Oakwood it is always our aim to keep up with the latest treatments, whilst trying to give our clients the best ways to achieve their goals, whether it be pain relief, increased mobility or treatment for conditions such as arthritis or many other conditions related to the musculoskeletal system.

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Traction today, otherwise known as “spinal decompression therapy”, addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain and has been used by physiotherapists for years. Before the computer technology was available, and even now, our highly skilled Physio’s do this manually.

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Metabolism: The term for the way cells chemically change food so that it can be used to keep the body alive. It is a two-part process. One part is called catabolism-when the body uses food for energy. The other is called anabolism-when the body uses food to build or mend cells.

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Accupuncture – Weight Loss

accupunture weight loss

Acupuncture can help speed up the two body systems that have been linked with obesity. The sympathetic-adrenal (sympathetic nervous) system (SNS). The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system. A full body of research supports the use of acupuncture in weight loss:

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Weight Management

weight management

Losing weight and staying thin are primary concerns of our society today. Aside from being a major concern for individuals and their physical appearance, obesity is a major alarm for doctors in relation to a variety of health issues with which it tends to coincide.

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Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Rehabilitation helps people gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery.

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Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is the oldest branch of physiotherapy and is oriented towards the treatment of Musculo – Skeletal ailments. Regaining appropriate health and function of structures surrounding the Joints and normalizing the Biomechanics following any injury or Orthopaedic disease.

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Paediatric physiotherapists work with all types of people of varying ages from premature babies to adolescents. Paediatric physiotherapy ensures optimal physical function and development. Like all physiotherapists they are concerned with movement, co-ordination, posture and the cardiorespiratory system.

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Sports Injuries

sports injuries

The term sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm up and stretching.

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Repetative Stress Injury

repetitive stress injuries

RSI covers a range of musculoskeletal problems in the upper limbs and neck. Official figures show the rate of RSI has hardly changed in the past six years, with more than 200,000 sufferers a year in the UK. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy wants employers to provide occupational health services.

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Stress Fractures

stress fractures

A stress fracture is a common overuse injury most often seen in athletes. Usually, a fracture, or broken bone, is caused by an acute event, such as a car crash or a fall. When this is the case, the bone experiences a very high force that causes the stress fracture.

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Whiplash Injuries

whiplash symptoms

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained after the body is thrown in a sudden, forceful jerk. The injury most commonly occurs in car crashes, but the injury can also occur in other strenuous physical activities such as diving.

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Private Medical Insurance

private medical insurance

Private medical insurance – sometimes called PMI, private healthcare or private health cover – gives you the reassurance of knowing that, should the need arise, you and your family will enjoy medical treatment privately, without waiting for the NHS to treat you.

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Anti Gravity Treadmill

alterg anti gravity treadmill

The Via (AlterG®) is the latest advancement in body weight supported therapy and uses integrated Stride Smart Technology giving real time biomechanical feed back to the client whilst allowing them to run or walk naturally at their desired speed with reduced levels of body weight offering low impact through each step.

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