Treatments

We are reopening from 1st June

The practice reopens 1st June 2020 working within new guidelines from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Public Health England.

A New Way Of Working

We are adopting a Virtual First Approach. All patients will be having a remote consultation as per the new guidelines. This means that where the benefit of attendance is outweighed by the risk, we will continue to encourage remote consultations only.

People on a Video Call

Following a remote consultation, where we will take a detailed history of your condition, medical history & make observations, we will go through with you if it is appropriate for a face to face visit to the Practice for hands on treatment and the risks will be discussed . The appointment will be arranged & you will be screened prior to attendance.

PhysioPoulton would like to reassure patients of the additional measures that are in force at the Practice for the safety of everyone.

For additional sanitizing between patients & to keep numbers reduced on site we are allowing extra time between appointments. Try to come on your own if you can.

Additional cleaning measures are in place, especially in high contact areas.

We will be wearing appropriate PPE, you are advised to wear a face covering.

We are washing and sanitizing our hands frequently, please do the same. Use the sanitizers and there are washing facilities in every treatment room.

Social distancing is in place. – Be prepared to step back to allow others to pass.

Payment is by contactless card if at all possible, over the phone or into our account.

We are using disposable supplies where possible. Clean towels and pillowcases for every patient as usual.

If you are unwell, cancel your appointment, stay at home & seek advice online. You will be screened prior to coming into the Practice.

Temperature checking is in operation.

Are You Struggling Post Covid-19?

The CSP have put together information for patients recovering from Covid-19, giving you some simple measures to ensure the best recovery. Have a look below.

If you have any concerns you should speak to a Physiotherapist,  we can help with your rehabilitation, call us on 01253 882051 where we can give you bespoke advice & support, or contact your GP.

 

 

Our Usual Way of working

The Physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your condition and any relevant past medical history.

A thorough physical assessment will be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis.

A proposed treatment plan will then be discussed with you and agreed upon regarding the type and amount of treatment required and the expected outcome. This plan and your progress will be reviewed regularly.

A variety of different treatment techniques are available:
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  • Mobilisation and manipulation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Spinal traction
  • Massage
  • Postural training/ Ergonomic advice
  • Graded exercise programmes
  • Acupuncture

The clinic has ground floor access (with a fitted ramp), office, waiting room, one ground floor and one first floor treatment room and toilet facilities upstairs.

Domiciliary visits

We also offer limited availability for local home visits for patients who are unable to attend the clinic for treatment. Visits would be for the assessment/ treatment of conditions such as acute back pain, post operative knee / hip replacement and a wide range of other musculo skeletal disorders.

This would be ideal for a situation where the patient is in too much pain to attend for the first appointment or is severely incapacitated. However with some help, advice and treatment they may then be able to come into the clinic for follow up appointments.

Treatment in your home helps to ensure that you receive the benefits of physiotherapy at a time when you are least mobile. If you are unable to drive or travel comfortably we can offer physiotherapy for all joint and muscle conditions, back pain, sciatica and post operative knee/hip replacement rehabilitation in the privacy of your own home.