What is Physiotherapy?
The diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of the human body allows highly effective treatment of a wide variety of conditions. We can also assess the un-injured population to reduce any predisposing factors to injury and to improve and optimise performance. We specialise in the assessment and diagnosis of injury and then educate our patients and often prescribe a set of exercises which facilitates the body recovering by itself, thus reducing the number of appointments required to make a full recovery.
Who uses Penarth Physiotherapy Practice:
Patients can refer themselves to PPP if they are self-funding or claiming from health insurance. PPP is recognised by most health insurance companies and therefore your physiotherapy treatment should be covered. However, some health insurance companies (like BUPA) insist on a referral from your GP or consultant prior to them agreeing to pay for your physiotherapy. If you are intending to use your health insurance to pay for your treatment at PPP, it is advisable to contact your insurer first to ensure that you are covered. We will usually ask you for your Health Insurance company name, your account number and your claim number during your initial assessment.
What happens at PPP?
A thorough assessment will be undertaken which will allow a diagnosis to be given and a treatment plan will be discussed and commenced. Exercises may be provided to speed your recovery and education given to prevent recurrence. On discharge from PPP, correspondence can be made with your GP to maintain your accurate medical records.
- Sports and soft tissue injuries
- Back and neck disorders
- Referred pain into the arms or legs from the neck or back
- Joint, muscle and ligament problems
- Repetitive strain & overuse injuries
- Postural dysfunction
- Chronic pain
- Rehabilitation following fractures or surgery
- Ante & post-natal pain
- Neurological conditions including multiple-sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke rehabilitation
- Respiratory conditions including COPD, bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis
- Elderly care and mobility
- Home visits
- All patients will be assessed and treated by a specialist Chartered Physiotherapist in the relevant field.
- Joint mobilisation
- Joint manipulation
- Soft tissue techniques and massage
- Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
- Trigger point therapy
- Electrotherapy (Interferential, Ultrasound, TENS)
- Cold & heat
- Strengthening exercises including core stability and Pilates
- Gait and postural re-education
- Biomechanical analysis
- Muscle imbalance rehabilitation
- Injury prevention (Prehab)
- General rehabilitation
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Manual traction
- Sports massage (all our practitioners are qualified with a Diploma In Sports Massage Therapy & are recognised by the Sports Massage Association).
- Biomechanical Podiatry and Chiropody
- Home Visits