We are an established Physiotherapy practice with over 20 years experience in providing patients with accurate diagnosis and treatment of a whole range of medical conditions and sports related injuries.
What is Physiotherapy?
Injuries, repetitive movements and even daily life can cause damage to the body resulting in pain and reduced performance in daily and sporting activities. Physiotherapy can help alleviate pain, restore your activity levels and prevent further problems. At Cinderhill Physiotherapy treatment is tailored to the individual and may include:
- Joint mobilisation
- Biomechanical re-education exercises
- Electrical treatments
- Self-help advice
What can be treated?
A wide range of physical problems can be treated. Some examples are shown below.
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Occupational injuries
- Arthritis and mobility problems
- Joint and muscle injuries
- Trapped nerves and sciatica
- Frozen shoulder
- Whiplash and postural problems
- Post surgical rehabilitation
Physiotherapy can also be effective for a number of other conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, flat feet, and balance problems.
When to seek treatment
The longer you have had a problem the longer it takes to get rid of it so early treatment is advisable.
Treatment at Cinderhill Physiotherapy
Your first appointment will consist of assessment and treatment. A detailed history and physical examination are made. Following this the nature of your problem will be discussed with you, including; the type of treatment recommended, the likely outcome of treatment and if possible an estimate of the number of treatments required. The initial appointment is for approximately 40 minutes and follow-up appointments 30 minutes.
About our Physiotherapist
Mark Geldman qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 with a BSc (Hon) from Nottingham University. He worked in the NHS and private practice before becoming clinical head of physiotherapy for the Metropolitan Police Service in London until 2004. He has advanced qualifications in physiotherapy from the University of Sydney (Australia) and the University of Brighton, and an additional qualification in acupuncture. Mark is registered with the Health Professions Council.
Attending for treatment
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment to complete a registration form and medical questionnaire. The area of injury will need to be examined, so loose fitting clothing or shorts are advisable.
When is Physiotherapy appropriate?
If you are suffering pain which you can relate to some physical activity or you can localise to a muscle or joint, physiotherapy can often help.
If you have suffered a major injury e.g. a car crash or fall from a height, you should seek immediate medical attention. Physiotherapy treatment is often appropriate afterwards.
If you are suffering pain of an unknown origin, physiotherapy may be able to help but you should seek your GP's advice first.
Mark has over 20 years experience as a chartered physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. He regularly deals with medico-legal cases for personal injury, clinical negligence and quantum. More information on medico-legal services.