What Conditions Do We Treat?

Physiotherapy can help to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions including:-

  • Back and Neck Pain.
  • Whiplash.
  • Headaches/Migraines.
  • Sciatica.
  • Shoulder Pain – e.g. ‘Frozen Shoulder’.
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow.
  • Muscle and Joint Pain.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Arthritis.
  • Pre and Post-operative Rehabilitation e.g. Knee/Hip Replacements, Shoulder and Spinal Surgery.
  • Ante and Post-natal Problems.
  • Paediatric Conditions.

Can Physiotherapy Help Me?

At initial assessment, we aim to identify problem areas and biomechanical imbalances in order to produce a problem list and formulate a treatment plan with our patients prior to starting treatment. A range of tests can help to locate the source of the problem and implement the appropriate treatment strategy. In many cases identifying the causes and predisposing factors, such as poor posture, muscle imbalance and poor working practices, allow interventions to be made to correct them and help to reduce the risk of recurrence.

Our physiotherapists can help to get you back to work or sport quickly by providing a progressive and well- planned rehabilitation programme. We use a variety of physical therapy techniques and modalities to help you achieve your goals. We can give you advice on improving your posture and mobility, reducing joint stiffness and avoiding muscle weakness and wasting. Providing exercises and giving preventative advice throughout your treatment and at discharge, is an essential component of each patient’s treatment, aiming to restore function and return you to a healthy active lifestyle.

Post Operative Rehabilitation

If you are undergoing surgery, we can provide essential pre- & post-operative physiotherapy for numerous orthopaedic surgical procedures. We have years of experience helping patients recover following all types of surgery. We can help with the relief of post-operative pain, scar tissue healing, restoring movement, improving muscle strength and rehabilitating you to reach your functional goals. Rehabilitation is different for each surgery, but will usually involve a graduated strengthening program and specific hands-on therapy to restore correct joint mobility and muscle flexibility, ensuring that you return to pain-free function as quickly as possible. We maintain contact with your referring orthopaedic surgeon, providing them with a progress report and discharge report at the end of your course of treatment. Below is a list of the common types of surgical procedures that we regularly see:-

Back And Neck
Micro-discectomy, spinal decompression, spinal fusion, disc replacement.

Arthroscopic (keyhole) rotator cuff repair, sub-acromial decompression, stabilisation, shoulder replacement.

Tennis/Golfer’s elbow release.

Total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, labral repair/debridement.

Arthroscopy, meniscal repairs, microfracture/chondroplasty, ACL reconstruction, patellofemoral re-alignment, tibial/femoral osteotomy, total knee replacement.

Arthroscopic debridement, ligament stabilisation, ankle fusion, ankle replacement, Achilles tendon repair.

Bunionectomy, toe joint replacements, Morton’s neuroma.

Internal Fixation Of Fractures
E.g. neck of humerus, radius/ulna at elbow and wrist, clavicle, the neck of the femur, the shaft of the femur, patella, tibia/fibula, ankle.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

At Whitstable Physiotherapy clinic we know that the correct intervention is essential in the effective treatment of sports injuries. Our Physiotherapists are experienced at dealing with acute and chronic sports-related injuries at all levels. In the acute stage of a sports injury, the treatment focuses on limiting the swelling and tissue damage. But if an injury has become chronic (not healed on its own), the appropriate treatment is essential to encourage the normal healing process to take place. At the end of the initial assessment, you will have a diagnosis and individual treatment plan. A rehabilitation exercise programme can be designed to address your individual needs for sport specific strength training, muscle balance and core stability. Quick access to the correct intervention can shorten the recovery time and allow you to return to your sport after complete rehabilitation. We can devise a strengthening programme to minimise the risk of further injury.