BSc, MCSP, MAACP
For Mike’s fees and avilability, see below
My first introduction to physiotherapy came following a significant sports injury and quickly dispelled my preconceived ideas that it revolved around ’magic sponges’ and rub-downs! Instead I found a profession which offers evidence based treatment ranging from the initial acute stage of pain or injury, to full healing and rehabilitation, enabling a safe return to sport and/or other every day activities. In addition to this, I was also inspired by the scope of physiotherapy in treating the degenerative and neurological disorders experienced by other members of my family.
My interest in the rehabilitation of the human body continued to grow and in 2008 I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy. During the following 5 years, working within the NHS, I gained a wide variety of experience treating musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions, including the emergency on-call respiratory service.
My physiotherapy approach
Having a particular interest in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, I have expanded my knowledge and skills in these areas, integrating the use of hands-on therapy with education and advice on exercise, lifestyle change and pain management. Hands-on treatment may involve joint mobilisation or manipulation, soft tissue release, hot/cold therapy or electrotherapy (as available) Having completed the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) foundation course in 2010, I also incorporate acupuncture within my treatment as appropriate, particularly for pain relief.
Common conditions I treat include:
- Neck pain & injuries
- Back pain
- Arthritic/joint pain
- Tendon injury or disease
- Sports injuries
- Aiding recovery following surgery including:
total hip or knee replacement, spinal disc surgery, repair of knee ligament or shoulder rotator cuff repair
- Aiding recovery following fractures
- Poor posture
- Muscle imbalance & biomechanical issues
Physiotherapy within sport, & injury prevention
I have a keen interest in many sports, having completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and gained experience within coaching and rehabilitation programmes. Whilst I am all too aware of the importance of appropriate rehabilitation following injury, perhaps even more important is a focus on injury prevention.
Though not all injuries can be prevented, muscle weakness, joint restrictions, reduced balance and core stability, poor technique or posture can all be contributing factors to an increased risk of injury or development of painful conditions. Physiotherapy can often identify and treat these problems.
If you are returning to sport or work following a long absence, or preparing to embark on an adventurous holiday, such as skiing, snowboarding or trekking, it is possible that your body may be de-conditioned.
I offer a musculoskeletal screening service within which I identify key areas that may increase your risk of injury. I collate this into a report, leading to a structured home exercise programme tailored to address your particular needs. Advice on lifestyle and postural change can also be explored and, if areas identified would benefit from hands-on physiotherapy, then we can discuss this and follow up appointments can be arranged if desired.
In all my treatment my aim is to meet the individual’s own goals, be it simply to reduce pain, improve your ability to walk or carry-out normal activities of daily living, or to return to full participation in sport and work.
For more information please visit www.physiotherapyfor.me.uk
Just wanted to let Mike know that after visiting with my troublesome calf injury on 8 September it’s been absolutely great! Managed to get on with life as normal the following week with the odd twinge and totally recovered the week after! The painful massage really sorted it out! Implementing advice daily too. Thanks, so glad I came!
KB September 2017
Initial appointment 45-60min: £45
Follow-up appointments 30min £35 / 1h £50
Musculoskeletal screening 1h £50
Deep soft tissue massage 30min £30 / 1h £50
***Mike is registered with Westfield Health Scheme***
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