Physiotherapy is a science based profession, which employs proven techniques to promote, maintain and restore physical and psychological well being.
Before treatment can commence, the treating therapist will need to undertake a medical history and thorough assessment. Following this, treatment options will be discussed with the patient and an individualised treatment plan can then be formulated and implemented.
Due to the vast experience of our therapists here at Leyland Physiotherapy, we are able to offer an extensive list of treatment techniques & physiotherapy services including:
At Leyland Physiotherapy we focus on providing ‘hands-on’ therapy as we find this beneficial in reducing myofascial and joint restrictions, thereby helping to restore normal movement patterns. Techniques include massage, myofascial release, mobilisations, manipulation and taping for movement facilitation.
Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment which uses small electrical impulses applied to the affected area of the body. This accelerates tissue repair, reduces swelling and pain, and stimulates nerves and muscles, We have state of the art equipment on site including Laser, interferential, ultrasound, shockwave and electroacupuncture.
Traditional belief is that energy flows freely throughout the body via channels. However when there is a problem the energy stagnates. Stimulation by acupuncture at various points helps to restore the healthy flow of energy in the body. Western medicine approach Acupuncture is a recognised technique undertaken by our trained physiotherapists. It is used as an adjunct to treatment for the relief of pain and muscle spasm. Single use sterile needles are applied to recognised acupuncture points to achieve this.
Shockwave delivers high intensity sound waves into chronic tissue. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects including increased blood flow, cellular activity, stimulation of collagen, dissolution of calcium and pain relief. It is THE recognised treatment of choice for chronic tendon injuries in the NICE guidance 2009. We are one of the few practices in the north west who offer this service. For more information on shockwave therapy click here.
Pilates is a form of exercise focusing on balance, strength, posture and flexibility. It is suitable for people of all ages and abilities when taught by a trained practitioner. At Leyland Physiotherapy we incorporate Pilates extensively to rehabilitate core strength and prevent further injury especially in back pain patients.
Every patient is provided with a tailored exercise programme aimed at alleviating pain, restoring normal strength and endurance and therefore hopefully preventing a reoccurrence of injury. We have light weight resistance, balance equipment and mobility aids on site to help in the teaching process.
Sports massage is traditionally deep and firm and can be quite intense. However, our experienced and knowledgeable therapists will target the session to the needs of each individual in order to help create a pain-free, active lifestyle. You certainly do not need to be a sports man or woman to feel the benefits of this excellent all-round treatment. Whether your aches and pains are a result of a stressful, busy life or taking part in sport and exercise, our team will help you feel looser, less stressed and ready for action.