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General Well-Being

Physiotherapy goes a long way towards improving your health and fitness, mobility and strength. In addition there are other lifestyle changes you can adopt when considering improving your overall health.

The important thing to remember is when making changes to lifelong habits, make them small and incremental. Don't quit smoking, stop drinking and cut out all sugary foods in your first week of lifestyle change, as this is likely to make you feel worse initially and make it much harder to achieve your goals. Make your goals achievable, take small steps and plan any lifestyle change over a sensible time period.

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Guides

How to choose an office chair

There are many types of office chairs and many factors that influence the choice of which chair to use. Ergonomic chairs that offer better leg, pelvic and lumbar positioning have become popular, but they still have their own drawbacks.

Help Guide: Sleeping Posture & Positions

We spend 40% of our lives in bed - so the right bed and sleeping position are important to help when you have neck, back, shoulder and hip problems. The right sleeping posture can also prevent problems from developing, and stop reoccurrence.

Maintaining a fit and healthy workforce

Full Body Stretching and Strengthening Exercises: Occupational Physiotherapy - Getting You Back To Work

Correct Sitting Posture: Office

As more jobs become desk based or sedentary, more and more people are spending long periods of time sitting in chairs. Sitting for five hours a day, five days a week equates to 1,175 hours – or almost 50 days - every year. Multiply that by the number of years you work, then add the time you are seated at home and many people will spend more time sitting than in bed!

Correct Sitting Posture: Driving

Sitting in a car is no different to sitting in an office, so you should still try to take regular breaks – ideally every 20 minutes, where practical.

Correct Sitting Posture: Working at a Desk

Achieving the correct sitting posture is only the beginning when you work at a desk and use other equipment such as computer screens, laptops, phones and a mouse.

Help Guide: Soft Tissue Injury

A soft tissue injury is any injury that creates damage to any muscle, ligament, tendon or combination of the above.

Whose responsibility is it to get an employee back to work guide?

No-one wants to suffer an injury, but it happens. However if, during their leisure time, an employee sustains an injury that prevents them from working, whose problem is it? Does the employer have any obligation to help them recover from their injury and return to work?

Paul Wimpenny, Clinical Governance Officer at Physio Med, explains more in our free downloadable guide. 

 

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96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.

Phone contact was made at appointment times and the advice given was extremely helpful. I also received emails with pictures of how to complete the exercises which proved very useful.

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I would just like to thank all the ladies I spoke to regarding my Physiotherapy treatment. I found them all to be professional, polite, and extremely helpful.

Mark R

In 2011, 77% of managers at NHS Blood and Transplant said they had seen an increase in employee productivity as a direct result of Physio Med's support.

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Very punctual call backs, the diagnosis and suitable exercises were precise and most correct.

Martyn J

Excellent service which needs to be promoted, I have worked for the DWP for nine years and have only just discovered the service exists by (happy) accident.

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I felt at ease with the adviser, and the information given both over the phone and then the exercises given were very beneficial and have helped.

Amanda L

I wish I'd contacted the service earlier. I was skeptical up and until a few days after I had spoken to the physio. I can't believe the difference it made and can't thank the physio enough.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you suffer from pain and mobility issues it is quite common for us to get by, using over the counter pain killers and ointments. Often we don't seek the support of a Physio until we have been referred via a GP or until the pain is so bad.

Physiotherapists are trained professionals that help injured patients get back to the highest range of movements. If left untreated injuries often don't heal as well as if you were on a treatment plan. Injuries, if left for 12 weeks can become chronic and chronic injuries are a lot harder to treat. Injuries also heal a lot quicker if you work with a physiotherapist, with the added benefit of often having less pain and more range of movement than before you had your injury.   

If you feel it is only a minor injury and you are still in pain 48 hours after the injury, make an appointment with a physiotherapist. If you feel the injury is more serious make an appointment immediatley. If for an extended perioid, you have been living with chronic pain and or limited mobility and range of movement make an appointment with a physiotherapist.  

 

Yes, Physio Med is a registered provider for most medical insurance companies.

Wear something comfortable. Bring a pair of shorts if it is a lower back, hip, knee, ankle, or a foot problem. Bring a tank top / vest if it is a neck, upper back, shoulder, elbow, or hand problem.

Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the: 

bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries

brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease

heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack

lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis

Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

Our Physiotherapists use different treatment methods in order to deal with a wide range of injuries. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may require:

Manipulation or mobilisation of joints

Electrotherapy (Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, Short Wave Diathermy)

Acupuncture

Exercise therapy

Stretching and strengthening

Core stability training

Soft tissue massage

Heat or cold therapy

Patient education, home exercises

Biomechanical analysis

Yes. These can be arranged for patients who are disabled or are too ill to attend the practice.

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As the situation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to provide help and support wherever possible. With our technology, free guides and videos, we feel we can make a contribution to the situation today.

Telehealth

In order to continue to provide physiotherapy services to our clients past, present and future, we are now offering an alternative provision in the form of a Telehealth service, which will allow patients to speak to senior physiotherapists for advice, motivation and recommendations of techniques to help manage their conditions.

Remote DSE Assessments

Physio Med’s video link DSE assessment has been developed to provide an effective method of assessing an employee’s ‘at home’ workstation without the need for a physio visit in person. See our general well-being page for in-depth guidance on correct sitting posture and working at a desk. For an in-depth video for setting up a home office please contact us.

Well-being zone

Navigate to our well-being zone for a wide range of exercises to manage existing conditions. Our Managing Musculoskeletal guides and videos have been developed by our chartered physiotherapists to help those suffering from pain and limited mobility suffered from a recent musculoskeletal accident, injury or trauma. Designed to reduce pain, improve range of movement, and to recover from injury quickly and safely.

If you would like more information about how our services work or are interested in accessing this service please call 0113 229 1300 or email customerservices@physiomed.co.uk and someone will contact you directly.

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