It is inevitable that at some point in our lives many of us will experience physical discomfort, musculoskeletal pain or sporting injury. This may be the result of doing too much, not enough or simply the demands of everyday life. Here at Circle we are dedicated to help you get back on your feet quickly and back to doing things you enjoy.
Our chartered physiotherapists are experts in human movement with professional training in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. The team is proactive in ongoing clinical development with a wide range of postgraduate specialist skills enabling them to provide the appropriate assessment and treatment for a wide variety of clinical conditions. The team have a wide range of experience including working with professional sports teams and two members of staff are also involved in research.
Our practice is regularly audited and our treatments are monitored by outcome measures to ensure we are effective in our treatment techniques.
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Following your initial consultation a treatment programme will be specifically developed for you and may include:
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Accelerated rehabilitation
- Sports rehabilitation
- Postural advice/ergonomics
- Gym/swiss ball regimes
- Niomechanical gait assessment
- Tailor made exercise regimes
- Preventative exercise regimes
Acupuncture is offered by some of our physiotherapists and may be used to treat musculoskeletal disorders in isolation or in conjunction with other physiotherapy methods. It is particularly important in the use of pain relief.
Back care programme
This consists of a low back pain education and exercise class that promotes long term self management of low back pain. Its aim is to improve understanding of pain, awareness regarding medication use ability to exercise and rest appropriately and improve posture awareness during work and home/life activities.
We provide a chest Physiotherapy service with in-depth assessment and treatment provided. Chest physical therapy consists of treatment techniques designed to improve respiratory efficiency, promote expansion of the lungs, strengthen respiratory muscles, and eliminate secretions from the respiratory system. The purpose of chest physiotherapy is to help patients breathe more freely and to get more oxygen into the body.
Many of our physiotherapists are qualified to teach Pilates as part of a treatment programme. Pilates focuses on the core abdominal, glutei and back muscles to improve stability and mobility with a range of movements similar in type to yoga. We are also able to offer appointments with a qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor within our team and the use of a reformer.
Falls assessment and treatment
We are able to offer a multi-factorial falls risk assessment. We have appropriate skills to assess for balance and gait deficits and to devise individually tailored rehabilitation programs designed to work on improving strength and balance.
We use TEMPLO motion analysis software and HD camera's arranged to capture your gait patterns on the treadmill and perform complex analysis in the minimum of time. This will allow the identification of biomechanical characteristics that cause injury or reduce performance. All physiotherapists are able to use this piece of equipment and will use it to enhance assessment and rehabilitative techniques to promote recovery.
Specialist physiotherapists within the team work along side consultants to rehabilitate following hand surgery or injuries. They have specialist skills in wound management care and splint making.
Hydrotherapy is a water based treatment provided by the physiotherapy team. It uses the benefits of warm water and buoyancy to enable exercise to take place more comfortably than on dry land.
Isokinetic testing and evaluation
The Biodex System offers a pioneering breakthrough in neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation technology at all stages of your recovery. The assessment involves comprehensive strength testing, including detailed printouts and analysis of specific muscle groups. This provided excellent assessment of function as well as being a useful rehabilitation tool and providing a regular update on progress as it occurs.
Manipulation and mobilisation techniques
This involves techniques to help improve the range of joint movement and can be used to enhance pain relief, promote circulation and cause muscle relaxation.
Our gym contains the latest exercise equipment including high performance treadmill, cycles, weight stations and specialist rehabilitation equipment.
We will provide a full biomechanical assessment by qualified ACE feet in motion Podiatrist to produce custom orthotics at their facility and fitted on site as required. Initial appointments will involve a complex subjective and objective assessment with gait analysis and use of specialised equipment; pressure plates. Foot biomechanics can often be the underlying cause of many knee, hip and spinal dysfunctions and our aim is to enable clients to have a quick return to pain free normal activities and sport.
We are able to advise you on appropriate workstation set up ensuring you do not aggravate your condition with poor posture. The aim is to target the cause or indeed prevent further problems once you have undergone treatment.
Soft tissue and sports injuries
Our specialist skills in the treatment and early rehabilitation of sports injuries ensure a prompt return to fitness for both recreational and elite sports people. Our highly qualified sports massage therapist is on hand to provide deep tissue massage to help manage all pre and post training and competition aches and pains.
Treat and advice service
We also offer a fast-access (normally same day), self-referral service for anyone who would like to see a physiotherapist and receive a one-off assessment, treatment and advice session. This service has been specifically created for patients who are waiting for NHS appointments.
Pelvic floor exercises can help treat incontinence problems in both men and women by strengthening the muscles which support the bladder. In some cases it can help prevent surgery and reduce the possibility of future complications. Treating incontinence with simple rehabilitative techniques is now widely recommended and three months treatment before surgery is now considered routine. We offer an affordable package in private, confidential surroundings which includes a series of functional classes and access to a free confidential phone service offering advice and reassurance.