WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is the treatment and prevention of injury and disease by natural means. The aim of Physiotherapy is to help to alleviate pain, restore normal movement patterns and help return the body to its natural balanced state without chemical intervention.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Patients who are suffering with bone, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle or nerve problems, or following injuries, (sports / work / accident related). Nicola’s speciality is musculo-skeletal issues; providing assessment, advice and treatment, plus assistance with coming to terms with and managing long term conditions.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?
“I had been suffering with shoulder and neck pain progressively as a result of poor posture from long hours at my desk and in the car. Nicola offered flexibility in treatment times to suit me and showed a real empathy to my work situation and lack of time. Unlike physiotherapists I had seen in the past, Nicola took time to consult with me and to fully understand through questioning, the root cause so that she could not only deal with the pain, but give advice on future prevention. Where this differed mostly was in how thorough the initial consultation was and how she made me feel at ease and always considerate to work at my pace.
Suffice to say, my problem was fixed and I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola especially to anyone who may feel slightly uneasy about receiving physiotherapy for the first time”. DF 2015.
APPOINTMENTS flexible availability but especially –
|Mondays||9.00 – 13.00|
|Wednesdays||9.00 – 13.00|
|Thursdays||9.00 – 13.00|
|First appointment||£50 – 45 mins|
|Subsequently||£35 – 30 mins|
I qualified from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, School of Physiotherapy in 1987. In common with most newly qualified physiotherapists, for the first two years, I worked with patients in a wide range of medical fields which included Intensive Care, Neurology, Childrens, Elderly, Orthopaedics, following trauma or joint replacement surgery, Gynaecology and Burns.
I soon realised that I preferred working with patients who were suffering with ‘musculoskeletal’ (bone, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle or nerve) problems, or following injuries, (sports / work / accident related). To that end, I have post-graduate qualifications in Physiotherapy which have led to senior clinical roles such as Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within the NHS. During my career I have managed teams of Physiotherapists, developed services to assist patients with more significant musculoskeletal problems to obtain the right help and treatment of their problem, have supervised, mentored and examined physiotherapists in training at under-graduate and post-graduate level.
I established Nicola Johnson Physiotherapy in 2010 from home in Much Marcle, and have developed clinics in Fownhope and Ross and Corse since that time.
I feel especially grateful that my work as a physiotherapist has enabled me to come into contact with and develop a depth of understanding of people of all types, all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life! Whilst it is rewarding to assist people return to function that they had temporarily lost, I am often also involved in simply providing an assessment, or advice, or assisting people to come to terms with and manage a long-term condition.
Q What is physiotherapy?
A Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that, by using mechanical force and movements, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
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