Typical treatments help to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. As part of the process a physiotherapist will get you involved in your own recovery.
Who can benefit?
Think about physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. Your doctor may refer you for physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or a major event such as a heart attack or stroke.
Your session will be unique, because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what to expect:
The physiotherapist learns about your medical history
The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition
You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you
You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed
It may help relieve or alleviate:
Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
Lung problems such as asthma
Disability as a result of heart problems
Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to disease such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis
Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care.
Rarely do you find a more motivated and a professional therapist like Howard. He is not only technically very good, but he also possesses great inter-personal skills.
M. Nielsen (Spa Director, La Manga Club Spa, Spain)
I cannot emphasise strongly enough the benefits of Osteopathy and deep soft tissue massages. For a number of years I have used in tandem both of these treatments during injury and as a general ongoing maintenance to prevent injuries.
Howard has been one of the practitioners at the practice I go to in Hatfield (The Hatfield Practice) and the treatment I have received from him has certainly helped me.
Graham (Runner with St Albans Striders)
I have been seeing Howard for sports massage for a number of years. Howard is excellent at pinpointing the trouble spots and is one of the best masseurs I have come across. A weekly session with Howard keeps my body in shape for competition.
F. Lawrence (Ironman World Championships 2008 finisher)
Howard has really helped to keep me on the road over the years and I'd recommend him to anyone. As a regular long-distance runner and triathlete, I always have tight and tired muscles, but after every session I leave with legs feeling much looser and fresher. He's not afraid to make you hurt a bit to really get at those tight spots!
A. Greenwood (Serpentine Running Club)
I have the pleasure of working with Howard at events and have taken full advantage of his skills. Any treatment, from manipulation to massage, I received from Howard has been a success and long lasting on the many issues I have. So much so he is always in immediate demand when we meet up! Thanks Howard.
C.Styles-Coles (Sports Massage Therapist at Human Race sports events)
Rave reviews from wounded. Ta.
Nigel (Head Coach at the Civil Service Rugby Club)