Conditions We Treat
We can help a wide variety of conditions and injuries
- ✔ Sports injuries
- ✔ Musculoskeletal injuries
- ✔ Headache
- ✔ Neck pain
- ✔ Low back pain and sciatica
- ✔ Shoulder pain including capsulitis
- ✔ Knee pain and ligament injuries
- ✔ Post op fractures
- ✔ Ankle and foot strain
- ✔ Post surgery including hip and knee repacement
- ✔ Arthritis
- ✔ Work related issues
- ✔ Rehabilitation post injury and surgery
- ✔ Chronic conditions
- ✔ Postural problems
Sport and regular exercise are good for your health, but can sometimes result in injuries. Signs may be pain, swelling and restricted movements and above all not being able to participate in your sport. This can be due to over-training, or an incident, lack of warming up, or poor technique. The body needs time to heal, recover and often needs help along the way.
Physiotherapy can help speed up the healing process and provide training to return to your sport.
Many problems are caused directly or indirectly by tight muscles causing pain to be felt elsewhere in the body. Or the muscle may be strained due to overuse, trauma or weakness. Physiotherapy is able to help and identify these problems leading onto rehabilitation.
This may be from tension or according to traditional Chinese medicine an excess or deficiency of energy from one of the main organs. Pain can be felt in various parts of the head, linked with other symptoms eg nausea. Acupuncture is particularly helpful in the treatment of headaches and migraines.
Neck pain can be part of whiplash following a road traffic accident (RTA) caused by a sudden uncontrolled movement of the head and neck or a sporting injury. Permanent injury is rare but in the interim can be very painful. Headaches may follow due to associated muscle tension, along with dizziness and nausea. Usually this settles after a few weeks helped by painkillers. Neck pain is often due to poor posture especially from sitting at the computer for too long or using a lap top. Pain may be referred to the arm or hand. After assessment, the cause of the pain and problem can be identified and dealt with accordingly.
Low back pain and sciatica:
Back pain is very common and rarely a form of serious medical condition. There are many structures in the spine that can cause pain e.g, vertebra, discs, ligaments and muscles or a combination of the above. Early assessment and treatment is beneficial to promote recovery. Staying active and regular exercise is most helpful. You will be given a personalized programme to help to you on the road to recovery.
The sciatic nerve can be irritated and refer pain down the back of the leg, but other structures can refer pain in the same way. If you are unable to pass water , you need to see your GP as soon as possible.
To book an appointment or for more information please:
Great Bardfield Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Practice, Lyndale, Mill Rd, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QG
Assessments and treatments are provided for conditions such as:
- ✔ Back and Neck pain.
- ✔ Sports injuries strains, sprains and bruises.
- ✔ Sciatica
- ✔ Headaches
- ✔ RSI, repetitive sprain injuries
- ✔ Arthritis and rheumatism
- ✔ Pre and post operative surgical rehabilitation
- ✔ Post fracture stiffness
- ✔ Post joint replacement rehabilitation
Claire Oldroyd is a qualified Acupuncturist as a separate therapy.
This is especially useful for:
- ✔ Headaches
- ✔ Migraines
- ✔ Arthritis/joint pains, including neck and low back pain
- ✔ Tension