Physiotherapy at Solihull Chiropractic clinic
We are now offering physioterapy at our Solihull clinic to complement our chiropractic treatment and maximise the potential outcome for our patients.
Karen Wilkinson is a specialist physiotherapist and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of back and neck pain patients as well as shoulder and knee injuries. She often uses Pilates based exercises as her treatment tool here at Solihull Chiropractic Clinic. Recently Karen has been involved in the development of treatment regimes for the rehabilitation of patients following reconstructive plastic surgery.
The following is a summary of the conditions that our physiotherapy in Solihull may help:
- Spinal Rehabilitation: back/neck, restoring function and return to sport after pain or injury.
- Peripheral Joint Pain: specialising in shoulder, hip and knee.
- Rehabilitation following surgery: orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, breast cancer treatment.
- Postural Syndrome.
- Joint and postural problems in children and adolescence.
- Pilates: pain, restore function, fitness.
- Specific sports training with Pilates: cycling, triathlons, skiing, running etc.
Anne Sterry is also a specialist physiotherapist having worked for many years in the NHS focusing on pulmonary rehabilitation and management of dysfunctional breathing patterns. Many of the muscles that support our backs are the muscles that are involved in breathing.
In addition, there is new evidence showing that breathing problems may lead to weakness in our skeletal muscle. In this light many of our back and neck pain patients will benefit from physiotherapy assessment of their breathing, and if required, breathing training here at Solihull Chiropractic Clinic.
So what is Physiotherapy?
"Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential:
- It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status,
- It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery,
- The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core."
The above definition is taken from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Curriculum Framework (January 2002).