Injury Rehabilitation

Injury assessments, treatment and rehabilitation are available with Heidi for all types of sporting, occupational or day-to-day injuries.

Your first appointment will usually last between 45 and 60 minutes, consisting of a subjective assessment (thorough medical and injury history) followed by an objective assessment (examination of the injury). The objective assessment will more than likely include observing the injury as well as the joints above and below the area of pain,  your posture and movement patterns. Joint specific testing can then be performed to highlight particular structures.

Assessment is a critical part of treating an injury. The assessment allows Heidi to determine the most likely cause of your complaint and how to treat it for the best results. After the assesssment, a treatment plan can be devised and will usually begin the same day.

Treatment methods  Heidi uses:

  • Sports massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Orthotic prescription
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Proprioception / balance training
  • Core stability exercises
  • Strapping / taping
  • Postural re-education

In most cases, exercises may be prescribed to help with the treatment – usually to improve mobility or strength. It makes a massive difference if these can be done at home, on a regular basis and in most cases this means the pain or injury recovers a lot quicker. To aid this, I can provide an exercise program which is emailed over to you following your appointment in PDF format, which can be printed and referred to at home. This includes pictures, a description and recommended number of repetitions to perform to ensure you are doing the exercises correctly and effectively!

Prices:
Initial appointment: £40
Follow-up appointments: £25

 

Pilates

Emma is available for one-to-one Pilates sessions. These are suitable for beginners looking for some personalised help with the concepts of contracting their core and pelvic floor, through to more experienced Pilates students wanting help with a specific exercise or returning to Pilates after a break.

Appointments are available as half hour or full hour sessions. The cost is £23 for 30 minutes and £38 for an hour. For more information, please contact Emma (see contacts page).

Please be aware that if you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice (or do not attend an agreed appointment) there is a 50% cancellation fee.