how we can help…
With a wealth of knowledge our team combines years of experience with modern equipment and up-to-date treatments to offer the best physiotherapy in the Isle of Wight. As a private practice, we focus on delivering a service that is second-to-none delivered at the times you need it most.
We aim to see patients within 24 hours, so if you don’t want to wait weeks to see your GP (and then weeks to see an NHS Physiotherapist), call PhysioCare TODAY!
Your first appointment
At the initial appointment the Physiotherapist will undertake a thorough assessment with the aim of diagnosing the problem, discussing treatment options and giving management advice. The physiotherapist may decide to start with an exercise programme for you to do at home, along with advice on how to manage the condition. If the assessment is not too complex there is normally time for treatment.
The cost of each 40 minute appointment is £60.
For your convenience, we accept payment by credit/debit card, cash or cheque in clinic, or you can book and pay online.
Additional fees: We are happy to produce letters/ physiotherapy reports for GP’s, Consultants etc., but there is an additional charge payable from £20 up to £50 depending on the length/detail required.
joint & Back Pain
As physiotherapists, we see a great deal of patients with joint/back pain and the vast majority of our patients respond very well to treatment. We aim to empower our patients to help themselves by teaching them to self-manage their problems as soon as possible.
Treatment may include joint mobilisations.
We like to do hands on physiotherapy and combine it with other important treatments such as exercise prescription.
In these difficult times we can offer assessments via Skype to give you advice and peace of mind that you are doing the right exercises and managing your condition in the best way possible to help get you back on track and to full fitness.
exercise prescription including core stability
Exercise therapy is one of the most important and effective treatments that Physiotherapists use for a wide range of disorders. Research has shown that exercises can help to improve function, quality of life and reduce pain in the following conditions, to name a few:
Tendinopathies of the lower and upper limbs
(such as Achilles, Gluteal, Rotator cuff, Patella)
Muscle strains and tears
(such as hamstring and calf)
(e.g. impingement, trochanteric pain syndrome)
(e.g. proximal humerus, Colles and femoral fractures)
(e.g. Total Hip and Total Knee replacement, ACL reconstruction)
(e.g. Parkinsons, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis)
(e.g. BPPV, Meniere’s Disease)
(e.g. COPD, Asthma)
Your Physiotherapist will ensure that your exercises are explained clearly and tailored to you. After
all, that is why it is called an exercise ‘prescription!’ The goal will be to rehabilitate you back to doing
the things you want to enjoy doing.
Many people when they think of core-strengthening think ‘Pilates’! Pilates is designed to help build core strength, but also to develop balance and flexibility. Our physiotherapists are able to give instruction and prescribe modified versions of Pilates, which are specific and tailored to the individual and their particular problem. These exercises involve working the deep muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvic floor, which are often the reason why many people suffer back pain. We are also able to incorporate a specific yoga programme to facilitate an individual’s rehabilitation.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of needling therapy that originated in China over 3000 years ago! The Chinese have been using it for millennia to provide pain relief, treat various diseases and illnesses and improve health and wellbeing.
All our Chartered Physiotherapists have been trained by the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and use Acupuncture within their clinical practice, drawing on the latest scientific principles and research.
It has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and improving quality of life in the following conditions (to name a few):
Low back pain
Your physiotherapist will assess you and decide whether you may benefit from Acupuncture for your particular problem.
Extra corporeal shockwave therapy (ECSW) was originally used for the first time back in the 1980s for dissolving kidney stones. In the last 20 years, there has been a growing body of evidence to support its use for chronic (longer than 3 months) musculoskeletal conditions which have not responded to other conservative treatments such as exercise, injections, taping, orthotics etc.
Although the mechanisms underpinning shockwave therapy are not yet fully understood for musculoskeletal conditions, it is thought to promote tissue healing and regeneration through the stimulation of cells in the affected area, as well as other complex neurological mechanisms. Research has shown it be effective in relieving pain and improving function in the following areas:
Insertional and mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
Calcific shoulder tendinopathies
Trochanteric hip pain
Your physiotherapist will assess you and decide whether you may respond favourably to shockwave treatment. A minimum course of 3 sessions is usually required to achieve the desired effect but no more than 5 sessions.
Electrotherapy is machinery that is used in Physiotherapy as an adjunct to treatment (for example, ultrasound). We are also able to loan patients a TENS machine (Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation) to help block pain signals from the brain. If a trial is successful, we have TENS machines in stock for clients to purchase.
Working 8 hours a day is not much fun for anyone so it is important that you are as comfortable as possible to carry out your job!
Working long hours with inappropriate equipment, can take its toll on the body and lead to pain and injury. We are able to visit your workplace and carry out ergonomic assessments to decide whether you may require adjustments to your work station to relieve your discomfort.
We can also offer advice on specific exercises you can do to help manage your particular problem, enabling you to be more focused and productive at work.
Call us or email us today for an assessment!
If you are unable to attend one of our clinics, do not fear! We have designated physiotherapists that can come to you in your own home! Whether it is because you are not as strong on your two legs as you used to be, or you are recovering from surgery, we can visit you and help you to improve your strength, mobility and balance.
PhysioCare is the only company to offer this service Island-wide.
Prices will vary from £65 to £85 depending on where you live on the Island but we will do our best to accommodate you and see you at a time that is convenient for you.
So what are you waiting for?! Get in touch today!
We undertake a large amount of Medico-legal work where a client is referred from either a Solicitor or an Insurance Company. This often occurs following an accident, where an assessment report is required to be completed and rehabilitation treatment carried out.
Poor posture is the reason why a lot of us suffer spinal pain. Modern day lifestyle results in many of us adopting poor sitting positions over various electronic devices. Posture re-education is at the heart of physiotherapy and with simple advice and awareness this can be greatly improved along with exercises.
warm up & stretching
Whatever your level of participation, from elite to recreational sport, formal or informal physical activity programmes or just occasional leisure activities, you should gain advice to enable you to participate safely. A physiotherapist will be able to advise you on specific stretches for specific activities or sports.
Sports injuries are a common part of life whether you are a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete.
We can treat a wide range of injuries from ankle sprains to shoulder problems. We understand the importance of leading a healthy, active life and understand that niggling injuries can severely limit your quality of life and prevent you from doing the things you enjoy doing.
At PhysioCare, we have Chartered Physiotherapist who are experienced in this area and can assess, diagnose and implement a structured management programme to enable you to achieve your desired goals. You are just a short phone call or email away from getting back on track!
102 George St
Mon - Fri
From 8:30am – 5pm
The Island Wellbeing Centre
From 8:30am – 5pm
12 Ward Ave
Mon & Thurs
189 Fairlee Road,
Tues & Thurs
From 8:30am – 4:30pm
OUR GURNARD AND NEWPORT CLINICS ARE TEMPORARY CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19
102 George Street, PO33 2JE
12 Ward Avenue,
Gurnard Pines, Cockleton Lane,
189 Fairlee Road,
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