The orthopaedic doctors at VisitHealth are experts in their field, practicing with empathy and care to the highest standards you expect and deserve. They are available either at our west London medical centre or wherever you are.
Physiotherapy can be a vital tool in your recovery, and it’s important to find the right kind of treatment. At VisitHealth we offer four types of treatment which all use slightly different techniques to achieve the same wellness aim.
Osteopaths use manual therapy, movement and a range of non-invasive techniques to relieve pain in joints and muscles and to treat and prevent health problems in the whole body, not just the spine.
Chiropractors are similar to osteopaths, but focus on manipulating the spine, joints and muscles in order to improve your nerve function and healing ability.
Physiotherapy is particularly effective for regaining movement after an operation, accident or illness. By working on tight muscles, strengthening weakened muscles and improving pain levels, the aim is to restore you to your previous level of fitness. You will probably be recommended specific exercises to do at home to complement each session.
This practice involves manipulating the soft tissues and muscles to relax you, as opposed to a medical function. Popular treatments we offer at VisitHealth include:
- Myofascial release
- Lymph draining massage
- Kinesio taping
- Rigid taping
- Joint mobilisation
- Manual therapy of a joint
- Manual therapy of spine
- Individual exercise therapy
- Group exercise therapy class
What conditions or symptoms do VisitHealth’s physiotherapy team specialise in?
- Chronic or acute back pain
- Stiffness, whiplash
- Post-operative functioning
- Headache, pain in the neck/pelvis/shoulder/knee etc
- Sporting injuries
- Ageing issues that impact movement and function
- Improving physical performance in athletes Improving flexibility and general movement in everyone
What’s different about seeing a physiotherapist at VisitHealth?Waiting to be seen, for results and answers is probably one of the worst parts of feeling unwell. Visit Health will not make you wait. We will schedule your appointment to see an orthopaedic specialist immediately, for any time to suit you, day or night, any day of the week, wherever you need. If required, they will refer you for immediate tests that will give you results right away. Their priority is to understand your problem and solve it without any delay. You will not need to wait for an appointment time, for any diagnostic testing, for results or for treatment.
What tests could a physio recommend?
- CT scan
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Joint aspiration
- Bone scan