The Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic in Ramsbottom, Bury, offers rapid access to a wide range of treatment and rehabilitation services.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to begin a course of physiotherapy. However, it is usual for the physiotherapist to contact/exchange information with your GP or consultant during or after a course of treatment.
Your first visit will involve a detailed discussion of your injury/ condition, how it is affecting your life as well as covering broader health issues. This is followed by a physical examination and further discussion or explanation highlighting what is wrong, how physiotherapy may help or whether referral to GP, consultant or podiatrist is advisable.
Your physiotherapy programme aims to either clear or ease your existing symptoms and help prevent recurrences. It is about helping you understand just what is wrong and so helping you play an active role in your own recovery. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions about your problems.
Physiotherapy sessions can vary greatly but will usually involve some combination of:
Treatment is tailored to your abilities, your aspirations and the particular requirements of your condition.
You will be requested to expose both the affected area and the surrounding area for assessment and treatment so please dress in a way you will feel comfortable. Vests and shorts are available on request.
You are welcome to be accompanied during treatment if you wish.
While physiotherapy is to some extent an ‘art’ requiring professional expertise, treatments are based on sound, up-to-date, scientific evidence.
Unfortunately, not all conditions can be cured. About 8 million people in the UK live with chronic pain, some 25% whom lose their jobs as a result. Appropriate physiotherapy can help people keep active and improve their quality of life. It can help suffers to reduce misplaced fears and anxieties so as to develop the confidence to re-engage in enjoyable activities. Physiotherapists can, over time, teach the skills to enable people to manage their conditions better, improve their fitness and be as independent as possible.
This evidence based approach to chronic disabling pain incorporates a range of techniques including:
This is not a comprehensive pain management programme but simply uses some of the skills and techniques of PMPs on an individual basis with patients experiencing diverse painful conditions.
Available from 2pm - 9pm most weekdays
Home visits available
Appointments arranged at short notice
Robert Mandel specialises in the treatment of conditions affecting the musculo-skeletal system including: