About Our Treatments

At Core Body Clinic, Reading we balance our physiotherapy treatments to include 'Hands on' and manipulative therapies coupled with education, activity pacing and exercise to combine the very best in evidence based practice.  We also know that experience counts and the 'when to use and not to use' are important factors that research can not always help us with.  Research does not always help us with the 'individual' so we use evidence as a guide and apply our clinical experience to determine the best physiotherapy treatments. Our range of treatments include:

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that occurs in the synovical fluid within the joints of our body.  The molecules are responsible for providing the joint synovial fluid with their viscoelastic properties enabling the smooth gliding action of the joint, shock absorption, proteoglycan synthesis and anti-inflammatory functions.

 

Why might I need to have or benefit from this injection?

When our bodies begin to degenerate and we develop the characteristics of osteoarthritis, our joints lose their elastic properties and smooth gliding action. The quantity and molecular weight of hyaluronic acid in the synovial fluid reduces.  The normally occurring abundance of hyaluronic acid in the synovial fluid is broken down and replaced throughout our life.  During the development of osteoarthritis and joint degeneration, the rate of hyaluronic acid depletion overtakes the rate of production and this imbalance contributes to the loss in cartilage integrity and advances joint degeneration.  These injections are not limited to the knee and hip, where they are most commonly used.  They can also be used in other smaller joints and even in cases of tendon pain.

 

Is the injection right for me?

If you are suffering from stiffness, aching or loss in range of movement then these injections will benefit you. You may have already undergone Focus Shockwave therapy or had a steroid injection.  Once your knee is calmer and is presenting with stiffness as the predominant symptoms, you are likely to respond most favourably. Where there are signs of swelling and pain, hyaluronic acid injections have been found to be of benefit and can be injected with steroid. In some cases there may be a need to repeat the injection after 3 months.  Patient who have osteoarthritis will benefit from these injections. 

 

What are hyaluronic acid injections and what do they do?

Hyaluronic acid injections enable the replenishment of hyaluronic acid molecules within a joint. This serves to improve joint fluid viscosity, protects the joint, helps with inflammation, enhance proteoglycan synthesis and improves the health of the cartilage.  Think of it as putting the rollers back in the joint and providing more stability within the joint fluid. 

 

What are Durolane and Ostenil injections?

There are two main types of Hyaluronic acid injection.  Durolane is a market leader because the molecular weight of the injection is higher making it longer lasting and providing patients with a longer yield of pain relief and enhanced function. Durolane is given as one injection. 

Ostenil is given as a series of three.  Our preference at Core Body Clinic is to provide a longer lasting effect with less invaisive intrusion of the knee joint and we achive this with Durolane injections.

 

How long will the injection last?

Because of the high molecular weight of the Durolane injections, we expect patients to achieve a 8-16 months relief of symptoms.

Are there any risks?

There are no risks with Hyaluronic Acid.  There is a small risk of infection because the joint is to be injected.  However, other than this very small risk, there are no other side effects associated with Hyaluronic acid injections.

 

How are the injections given?

The injections are delivered from a sterile pack using a needle.  Guided injections using an Ultrasound scanning device is the standard method of delivery at Core Body Clinic.

After Birth Mummy Check

Prevention is better than cure and we firmly believe in making sure all our mum's are fit physically and are not suffering from pelvic girdle pain or dysfunction.  That's why we run a mummy check service. You can book this by selecting the Women's Health Physiotherapy option online or by calling the clinic.  We want you to be confident when coughing and sneezing after you have had your baby and this is why we are following government guidelines and best evidence based practice by offering this service.

Everyone wants to be there absolute best when pregnant and we want to support you as and when you need us.  We see many women with pregnancy back pain, neck pain, joint pain and sciatica.  This is quite common and something we can help with.  

After your baby, the last thing you think about is YOU! Believe us - we have had children and we know what it does to the body.  

After the celebrations have settled and you are merely feeding, walking and enjoying your baby, ask yourself - "am I ok?"

After 6 weeks your body will be getting back to normal.  Your stomach muscles will be making their way back to becoming one again, your pelvic muscles will be feeling less stretched and you will start to get more energy (though this is because you are getting used to being a parent and sleepless nights are becoming the norm).  Your pelvic muscles should get back to normal.  But, after a good stretch and months of a baby pressing down on the bladder there may be some weaknesses that persist.  The other thing to consider is that, while the womb contracts and the pelvic anatomy go through some changes with dilation and distension, the passage of the baby may cause stretching.  This may not revert back to its normal length.  Some women experience trauma and in these cases the tissues in the vagina become stretched leading to alterations that may not improve over time and without specialist assessment.  Seeing a women’s health physiotherapist could help you identify a prolapse early on and prevent this from stretching further and weakening over time. It will also help you answer some important questions: 

When should I exercise?  How hard? 

We advise a 6-week check to make sure everything is ok and that you know what you are doing to help your body recover.  Think of it like a MUMMY CHECK.

What about if its past 6 weeks and how do you know you are better and back to normal? 

Try these simple questions: 

  • How strong do you feel and how long is reasonable before your pelvic floor gets back to normal? 
  • Do you feel confident laughing or coughing?  
  • Are you resuming intercourse with confidence? 
  • Can you get on a trampoline?  
  • Does running feel comfortable?
  • Do you think your pelvic floor is strong?
  • Do you think its ok to have a weak pelvic floor?

If you have answered any of the above, then you need to have an assessment by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Checks are simple and straightforward and will save you money and time in the future by preventing a weak pelvic floor from getting weaker.  

If you would like to come and see us for a Mummy Check then book in a Women’s Health Assessment for 1 hour and get yourself on the track to recovery. 

Percutaneous Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder

Percutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for overactive bladders has become a well-established and non-invasive therapy for overactive bladder syndrome (OBS).

Overactive bladder syndrome is a difficult to treat condition where the bladder becomes over sensitive resulting in a constant need to urinate or the feeling that you urgently need to pass urine. 

This debilitating condition has stretched the many medical and surgical specialists to find a cure with often mixed results.

 PTNS is a well practised modality the treatment for overactive bladder syndrome.  Many patients seeking this treatment are often amazed at the results from a relatively simple procedure.

PTNS is performed by placing a needle on the inside of the lower leg, inserted into the skin and close to the Posterior branch of the Tibial nerve.  An electrode patch or second needle is then placed on the foot.  A current is then passed through the needle and electrode, stimulating the posterior branch of the tibial nerve.   

Via a process of retrograde stimulation this procedure achieves neuromodulation in the sacral plexus.  The posterior tibial nerve contains nerves that are mixed with sensory and motor nerves originating from the same spinal segments as the nerves innervating the bladder and pelvic muscles or pelvic floor.  As a result, it is therefore possible to influence these nerves and the central nervous system.  Through a process of sensory bombardment, the nerves of the bladder begin to desensitise becoming less reactive.  The symptoms of OAB are then suppressed.  The exact process of how this mechanism works is still unclear.  Some speculate that symptom relief is achieved via a pain gate mechanism or sensory overload.  

The procedure is carried out by a specialist physiotherapist with 20 years + post graduate experience and over 15 yrs using acupuncture.  The points to locate the tibial nerve are carefully planned and expertly placed. 

It can take up to 12 weekly sessions of 30 minutes for the patient to achieve symptoms relief with a change in symptoms not showing until the 5th session.

 

Evidence:

A RCT of 100 patients reported 80% improved and 55% cured. Another RCT showed that after 1 year 23% of a group were considered cured with 80% better immediately after treatment.

The therapy is recommended by NICE and is therefor considered a cost effective and efficacious modality to tackle this debilitating condition.

More information on evidence can be found here https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg362/evidence/overview-pdf-495585181

Treatment is exceptionally safe when compared to Botox injection, medication and even surgery.  

Cortisone Steroid Injection

 

Cortisone and Steroid Injections. 

 

What are Corticosteroids?

Cortisone is the name of a group of medicines that are very strong anti-inflammatories. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring hormones already present within the human body, they are very different to anabolic steroids as used by some bodybuilders. Cortisone can help reduce the pain of a tendon, joint or nerve that is inflamed.  The type of steroid and amount will depend on the structure and location we are injecting.

 

How are injections given?

The injections are delivered via a syringe and needle.  This needle is bevelled to ensure we can access the structure that is causing the pain.   We will use ultrasound to guide the needle into the joint so that we can target the tissue and ensure the injectate only affects the inflamed or painful body part.  We will typically give lidocaine (a local painkiller anaesthetic) with the steroid injection. 

 

What conditions are treated with cortisone?

Most painful tendons, joints and bursa can be treated effectively with cortisone injections. Inflammatory joint pain from osteoarthritis can be rapidly reduced with cortisone, as can nerve inflammation such as carpal tunnel syndrome.  Some of the common conditions include: 

  • Tendon Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow

 

Is cortisone a cure or a temporary fix?

  • Cortisone can be a cure for any pain that is entirely due to an inflamed structure such as frozen shoulder and tenosynovitis.
  • Cortisone can also be a temporary fix for any pain that is due to a minor injury, but the patient is unable to take the required time for the injury to heal itself. For example, with Golfer’s elbow in elite sports players who are required to continue with their sports activities.

 

How frequently can cortisone be given?

  • There are no lifetime limits on cortisone injections however expert medical consensus suggests there should be a 3-month gap between the administration of cortisone. Typically, if you do require more than 2 cortisone injections then you may be advised to consider other treatment options.
  • It is important to understand that cortisone is an excellent way to reduce pain quickly to engage in a rehabilitation programme, which will provide the long-term solution to most problems.

Will the injection hurt?

  • Minor discomfort is common and for most patients report the injection was far less painful than they thought.  We use ultrasound to guide injections which markedly reduces pain and trauma. 

Are there any complications?

  • Short term: A small number of people will experience a temporary increase in their pain as the cortisone is working. This is nothing to be concerned about and will pass after 24-48 hours.
  • Long Term: Too many cortisone injections can cause tendon damage or worsening osteoarthritis. If you are concerned about this, then your practitioner will be happy to discuss your specific case with you.
  • Many patients are concerned that steroid injections will make them gain weight. This is extremely unlikely after a corticosteroid injection as the doses are very small in comparison to oral steroids.
  • The rate and risk of infection is very very low.

 

What can I expect from the Injection?

The cortisone can be given with a local anaesthetic so you will usually experience a mild numbness and pain relief for a few hours. When the local anaesthetic wears off many people experience a dull ache or throbbing sensation. A small percentage of people will get a temporary increase in their pain; know as a ‘steroid flare’. This is nothing to be concerned about and painkillers such as paracetamol can be used to help calm symptoms, this will settle quickly.

  • It is often best to consider driving arrangements after an injection as the local anaesthetic can cause some localised numbness, therefore driving may be best avoided.
  • If you are having a joint injected then it is advised to avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 days. If an inflamed tendon is to be injected then 10-14 days of relative rest from sport activities is recommended.
  • Cortisone will actively work to reduce your inflammation for 21 days. This means that the benefits of cortisone are seen within 3 weeks. The vast majority of people will start to feel benefits within 7 days after the injection. 

 

Please call or email the clinic to speak to Adrian about Injection therapy and whether this is the right thing for you. 

Wales COVID UPDATE

Clinics are Open

Please Call the clinic if you are in anyway unsure

We remain open.  The landscape for Covid is continually changing and the lockdown is easing (12th of April 2021).  Our Physiotherapy clinics are an essential service and should you need an assessment for a pain or injury then we will be able to provide this for you.   We follow a strict protocol of infection control and our clinics are COVID safe and secure.  Please read the following information below which remains largely unchanged from the guidance provided by the government since March.   

Please Note: You will not be treated at Core Body Clinic if you are ill or a staff member suspects you are ill.  Please respect the clinical decision of the healthcare professional.  They are trained to triage patients who are presenting as unwell.  They will offer advice provided it does not compromise their safety. 

Signs of COVID 19: 

  • Fever (Temp above 37.8)
  • Persistent and Dry Cough
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

 

Everyone has a different level of risk.  Please consider your own.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions#section-53259
 

Core Body Clinic, Ltd.  Infection Control Policy: COVID-19 Updated 19th October 2020


It comes as no surprise that our current recommendation is that you do not attend or book in for physiotherapy treatment if you are suffering with COVID 19 symptoms until you are sure that you are no longer able to transmit your virus and you are able to confirm you do not have the COVID-19. In the current circumstances, we ask you to telephone the clinic if you have any doubts as to whether you should attend a scheduled appointment.  If this is on the morning of the appointment, then we have no objection and no fee will apply for last minute cancellations.  Your health and safety are our priority.  We appreciate that most people will not have the virus and will be suffering from a cold or flu like virus.  However, we are encouraging patients to pay due diligence to their situation prior to making plans and adhere to the directions of the DOH.

Core Body Clinic adheres to high standards of hygiene.:

The of the most effective ways to prevent transmission are wash HANDS , cover FACE,            make            SPACE

  • All patients consider their health and wellbing prior to booking and sign our consent form.
  • All patients must sign a consent form declaring they are not ill
  • All patients wear a mask (if not in posession then the clinic can provide a mask for £1)
  • Patients may NOT enter unless invited and are instructed to remain outside the clinic, unless raining
  • You must follow the physiotherapists instructions when entering the building
  • You must wash hands with alcohol
  • You will be temperature tested and if high you will not be treated
  • Other than a coat or bag please do not bring in other items
  • Bags and coats will be placed on the floor or designated area
  • You will sit on a plinth that is covered with towel
  • All staff wear Mask (N95), apron and gloves.  A visor or goggles may be worn when less than 2m distance
  • Donning and Doffing of PPE is done with extreme care
  • On leaving the clinic you will not handle doors and you will follow the physiotherapists instructions
  • The rooms are well ventilated and regularly cleaned
  • Pillow covers are covered in plastic and changed every session
  • use antiviral/bacterial, soap and alcohol spray before anyone uses the breathing holes in the treatment couches
  • Patients who display any signs of ill health will be asked to leave the clinic.  No charge wil be made as the decision will be at the discretion of the clinic.

 

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Focus Shockwave Therapy

Focused Shockwave Therapy

 

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy uses high-powered sound waves (Radial) or electrostatic shocks (focus) to stimulate the healing of injured tissues, like tendons or over the painful joints of osetoarthritis.  Shockwave can have a direct influence over blood vessel growth and has applicaiton in vascular erectile dysfunction.  Beacuse of its potent pain relieving effect it is also increasingly used for the treamtent of pelvic pain. 

Shockwave therapy is very different from ultrasound therapy and can mechanically stimulate tissues deep within the body unlike other types of sound wave therapies.  Furthermore, shockwave has a wealth of strong evidence to support its use.  

 

 

There are TWO types of shockwave therapy.  Radial and Focus.......At Core Body Clinic, we use FOCUS shockwave and there is a good reason why: 

See the video below.  In brief, Focus shockwave are delivered by electromagnetic shock impulses.  Radial shockwaves are sound and pressure waves.  Both share common effects with Focus slightly ahead on what it can achieve on a cellualr and regnerative level.  Focus is, as the name suggests, more focused and therefore maintains energy as the waves enter the body and arrive at the tissues.  Radial by contrast loses its energy as it enters the tissue meaning deeper tissues do not receive the desired level of stimulation.  Focus can be targeted at a tissue injury site.  Combined with ultrasound scanning, this can be guided to the problem tissue and have significantly more accurate and therefore enhnaced effects.  

 

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy works through a variety of biological mechanisms. The powerful sound waves created by the therapy have been shown to cause a cellular level vibration within injured tissues that have a number of beneficial effects from mechanical stimultion to regenerative effects in tissues (Focus only):

Key effects in Focus and Radial

Increase of cell wall permeability

Stimulation of Microcirculation (Blood, Lymph)

Release of Substance P Neurotransmitter responsible for pain modulation.

It is a powerful vasodilator, causing considerable hypotension

Focus only effect: 

Cavitation Release of nitric oxide (increased cell metabolism, neoangogenesis, anti-inflammatory effect)

Tissue regeneration

Stimulation of growth factors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Should You Consider Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave can be used at varying points of the injury cycle and like all injuries we tend to leave things until its not got better.  While it is not a panacea and should be used as part of a clinical rehab and treatment plan, it is known to have particular application in the following conditions: 

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Calcific Tendinitis/Tendinopathy
  • Tendinopathies like Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Patella tendon pain
  • Greater Trochanteric syndrome / Tendon pain
  • Bone and Stress Fractures
  • Delayed bone non-unions / bone healing
  • Acute injuries
  • Knee & Joint arthritis / Medial Knee OA
  • Osteitis Pubis -Groin Pain
  • Haglunds Deformity
  • Insertional Achilles Pain
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendon Syndrome/ankle sprain
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome / Shin Splints
  • Tib Post/ Peroneal Tendons
  • Avascular Necrosis of Hip
  • Trigger Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Urological indications (ED) Male Impotence or Erectile dysfunction.Dysfunction / Chronic Pelvic Pain / Peryonie’s
  • Wound Healing and other dermatological and aesthetic indications

 

Can Shockwave help with Erectile Dysfunction?

Yes. Piezo electric sound stimulation can help in up to 80% of cases in vasular erectile dysfunction**.  Making Shockwave a good choice for erectile problems.  This, combined with our Mens Health Program at Core Body Clinic is the best chance we can offer men with erectile problems. 

 

What are the success rates of shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy has been shown to provide a 80-90% success rate in reducing chronic tendinitis pain within 12 weeks of starting treatment.

 

 

What are the contra-indications?

Shockwave Therapy can not be used:

  • If you are pregnant
  • Over open growth plates
  • Over the lungs
  • Over major blood vessels
  • Over infected areas
  • If you have had a recent steroid injection
  • If you are on anti-coagulant medication
  • If you have an active cancer

 

 

Is shockwave therapy safe?

Yes. Shockwave therapy is extremely safe having been used on millions of patients around the world with virtually no negative side effects. Recent NICE guidelines recommend the use of shockwave therapy and emphasise the safety of the therapy.

 

Side-effects include:

  • A temporary reddening of the area treated
  • A temporary increase in pain fro 24 hours after treatment
  • Mild to moderate pain during treatment
  • Low level bruising if the treated area

 

What to expect during Shockwave therapy treatment?

Prior to engaging in shockwave therapy your diagnosis will need to be confirmed by a diagnostic ultrasound scan. This is to ensure you are a good candidate for the therapy and to optimise results.

Once diagnosis has been confirmed your therapist will apply the shockwaves to the injured tissue. Typically this will correlate with some tender areas located around your injury. The treatment is non-invasive so no needles are used. There is also no need for local anaesthetic. The treatments itself lasts no longer than 8-10 minutes. During the treatment you should expect to feel some mild to moderate discomfort, this is required in order to achieve maximum benefits. The energy levels applied during treatment can be adapted to suit each individual patient.

 

 

 

What Do I need to do after treatment?

One of the main advantages of shockwave therapy is there are no major restrictions on patients after treatments. It is recommended that heavy impact activity is restricted for 24 hours after treatment but patients will be fine to drive and return to work after treatments.

Many athletes and elite sports teams use shockwave therapy over injections to manage injuries as it allows them to continue training and playing throughout the season.

 

Do I need to do any other treatments with Shockwave therapy?

Yes. In order to maximally benefit from shockwave therapy it must be combined with a specific stretching or strengthening home exercise programme. The exercises required will be demonstrated and progressed by your therapist during each session.

 

When will I notice improvements?

Most people will notice an almost instant decrease in pain after treatment. This will be a temporary decrease as the tissue has been desensitised. Over time the pain relief becomes more permanent. Typically most people notice a significant improvement in symptoms 3-6 weeks after their first session. The optimal results of shockwave therapy are realised at 12 weeks after the first treatment.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Every patient will require a minimum dose of 3 treatments performed at weekly intervals. After the 3rd treatment patients will be reviewed at 6 weeks to assess response to treatment – at that point a decision on further treatment can be made. If an injury has been present for a long-time then a further 3 treatments may be required. Typically patients do not require more than 6 sessions.

For shockwave in erectile dysfunction patients and pelvic pain, the delivery of treatment is longer and the number of sessions is higher with 6 to 8 sessions more typical. 

 

What device do CoreBodyClinic use?

At Core Body Clinics we only use the highest-grade medical shockwave therapy equipment. The devices used are the original Swiss made shockwave therapy machines as used in the NICE guideline recommendation trials.  We use the Storz Duolith Focus Shockwave system.

PLEASE CALL TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3844425/

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4674007/

 

https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/IPG571

 

https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/IPG311

 

https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/IPG313

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26612525

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19088057

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25940060

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28650749

 

Prices Reading

*Please see our terms and conditions below**

Please scroll down for instructions for Health insurance.

Self Pay

We accept all Card payments, bank transfer and cheque.  

If you Book Online it is Pre Pay using Stripe.  International patients are required to Pre Pay. 

For Specialist Services like Ultrasound and Shockwave please click HERE

 

 Physiotherapy initial assessment and Treatment (45 Minutes)                  £60

 1 hour charged at £90

Sports Injury assessment with Scan £ 95

Physiotherapy Follow up treatment (30 minutes)                                         £45

1 hour follow up £90. 

  Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy (90 Minutes)  £200

Follow up session £120

120 minutes can be scheduled for more complex needs, Charged at £240 for initial.

***Please note your insurance may not cover the full cost (this is the case with AXA).  You may be required to pay and then seek to reimburse from youe insurer. ***

 Injection Therapy:

Steroid               £180

Hyaluronic Acid            £250 

    ** Please note the significant cost of Hyaluronic Acid (Durolane and Ostinel) 

 Sports Massage (30 minutes)  £45

 Western Pain management Acupuncture (60 minutes)  £90

 Tape per Roll     £10

 Formthotics fitting and supply within session and additional to session   £65

 

***Please note Sports Massage unless with a physiotherapist is NOT diagnostic.  If you require a diagnostic assessment then please select to see a physiotherapist or sports therapist***

 

  • Detailed Assessment
  • Diagnosis and an explanation of the problem
  • Treatment and rehabilitation plan
  • Treatment – including ‘hands on therapy', may include manipulation and/or dry needling
  • Exercises - specific to your requirements
  • Taping, if required
  • Acupuncture/Dry needle, if required
  • Letter to your GP at no extra charge
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Diagnostic Ultrasound

 

"Getting a scan is your gateway to the correct treatment and could save you time and money!" 

 

Scans form part of your assessment and help build a picture of what your problem is. 

Over the past 10 years diagnostic ultrasound technology has improved greatly and is now considered better than MRI for visualising many tendons, ligaments and muscle injuries. The advantage of ultrasound imaging is the real-time fast diagnosis of injuries. Patients can expect to see their injuries on screen during their appointment. This means that treatment can be specifically targeted to individual problems allowing a more effective rehabilitation process. Ultrasound is also very safe as there is no radiation unlike X-ray and CT scans.  At Core Body Clinic we use it to diagnose tendon and MSK pain in additon to training and assessing the pelvic floor. 

 

 

"Get a diagnosis that is correct!"

 

 

 

What to expect?

For the ultrasound scan the injured body part will need to be exposed. Patients are encouraged to dress accordingly for a scan. If you have a lower limb injury then it is requested you bring a pair of shorts with you. For shoulder injuries vest tops are preferable.

The physiotherapist will take a full history of your problem and then perform a physical assessment, which will involve moving the injured region and testing strength of the area. The area will then be scanned with all findings explained at the end of the consultation. This will include a treatment plan or onwards referral for further imaging or specialist review as required.

 

What is Diagnostic Ultrasound Useful for?

Diagnostic ultrasound is ideal for evaluating the following areas:

  • Forefoot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Achilles tendon
  • Muscle Tears
  • Osteoarthrits
  • Patella Tendinitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Elbow injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Finger problems

 

What do we not use ultrasound scans for:

  • Lumps and Bumps
  • The abdominal Region
  • The Spine
  • Hernias

You are advised to see your GP for this.  A letter of referral will be supplied if such annomolies are identifed. 

 

Do I need a GP referral?

No. You can book yourself in for an ultrasound scan without a referral from a healthcare professional.  However, your GP may refer to our clinic.  

 

Do I need an Ultrasound scan?

If you are unsure if you require an ultrasound scan then contact the clinic for a free phone consultation to discuss you injury. We are more than happy to direct you towards the best pathway for you.

For reference of a scan see this link: 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378603X15002545

 

Cost: £90

 

A video showing a pelvic floor scan. 

In the video above we can see the bladder working to contract the pelvic muscles.  We can accurately check for timing, strength and appropriate contractions.  Patients who benefit from this include both male and female patients with conditions treated listed below (note – not limited to).

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hard Flaccid
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Prostatectomy
  • Gynaecological Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Re-training
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If you would like to find out more then please email or call the clinic.