Assessment, Manipulation & Exercises
Whether poor health, sport or just everyday life leaves you with posture problems, repetitive strain injury and / or stiff, sore joints and muscles – symptoms can often be helped with the aid of physical therapy. The main aim of physical therapy is to loosen stiff and sore muscles, decrease pain, increase joint movement and muscle function for better flexibility and posture. At Woolpit Complementary, in association with Woolpit Osteopaths, we offer a wide selection of Physical Therapies which in some cases share modalities such as taping, exercise prescription and assessment techniques:
Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy
The ‘remedial’ in sports and remedial soft tissue therapy means applying manual therapy techniques to try to ‘remedy’ a problem with muscular aches and pains; to relieve pain and to prevent the problem reoccurring in the future. This doesn’t have to be due to a sporting injury. Following a thorough assessment, massage treatments are tailored to each individual to achieve the best results using a wide range of applications such as Muscle Energy Technique and Soft Tissue Release. A skilfully applied massage improves circulation and lymphatic flow and has a relaxing effect which should leave you feeling well and refreshed.
Physiotherapists use a variety of physical techniques and modalities such as taping, exercise, massage and electrotherapy to help reduce pain and increase or improve movement. The emphasis can sometimes lean towards exercise and body form in order to benefit movement and improve symptoms. In addition, physiotherapists have knowledge and appreciation of psychological, social and cultural factors that may influence people differently.
A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole, and contains self-healing mechanisms that can be utilised as part of the treatment. No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation. Relevant psychological and social factors also form part of the process of patient diagnosis. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. The key tools for osteopathic diagnosis include listening to the patient’s history, examining muscles and joints and observing movements. A wide range of non-invasive manual techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation are applied as required.
Woolpit Complementary offers additional physical therapies, such as Bowen Technique (see Karen’s profile), Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Please contact us to find out more.
You can call us any time between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday or 10am – 3pm each Saturday 01359 408 011
How long will a treatment take and how many do I need?
Osteopathy: 30 minutes unless booking for frozen shoulder, which is 1 hour.
Sports Massage: 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the individual’s needs.
Physiotherapy: 1 hour for the initial consultation and treatment. Subsequent appointments tend to be 45 minutes.
Duration and frequency is dependent on the individual.
What do I wear?
Loose and comfortable clothing is advised. You will be asked to remove items of clothing for treatment.
Is it covered by private health insurance?
Osteopathy: Yes, most private insurers recognise Osteopathy.
Sports Massage and Physiotherapy: Both are generally only reimbursed via a cash plan policy.
Please speak to reception if you are unsure.
If I am out of work, a student or retired – do you offer concessional rates?
Yes, this is discussed and offered at the practitioner’s discretion.
- Sports Massage with Daniel Marshall - 1.5 hour treatment 70
- Sports Massage with Daniel Marshall - 1 hour treatment 50
- INTRODUCTORY OFFER for new clients with Daniel Marshall Only 35
- Physiotherapy with Karen Topley - Initial consultation and treatment (1 hour) 42
- Physiotherapy with Karen Topley - Subsequent appointments (45 minutes) 35