Parkside has a physiotherapy service with four physiotherapists who provide excellent diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. We aim to offer a service which puts the patient first and provides a high level of care. Our physiotherapy clinics are held at Parkside, Whaddon Medical Centre and Neath Hill Health Centre. You can attend any of the clinics if they are more convenient for you. Our physiotherapists will work closely with you to help improve the service and provide better access to physiotherapy. Sessions will be run at following times:
Parkside Medical Centre
|Monday||8.00am – 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am – 6.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am – 5.30pm|
|Thursday||8.30am – 6.00pm|
|Friday||8.30am – 5.00pm|
Whaddon Medical Centre
|Wednesday||1.30pm – 5.00pm|
|Friday||8.00am – 11.30am|
For more informaiton about Whaddon Medical Centre and Directions, visit NHS Choices.
Neath Hill Health Centre
|Monday||8.00am – 4.30pm|
|Thursday||8.00am – 3.30pm|
For more information about Neath Hill Health Centre and Directions, visit NHS Choices.
What can the physiotherapist do?
Patients referred to our service will be offered one to one session with our experienced physiotherapists and will have the choice of either a male or female physiotherapist. We deal with all musculoskeletal conditions from lower back and neck pain to sports injuries and everything in-between. In addition to comprehensive physiotherapy assessment, and depending on the condition, we can provide treatment with joint mobilisations, manipulation, soft tissue release and massage, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, TENS, acupuncture, taping, individually designed home exercise programs and advice on how to do self care.
Our service will also provide at no extra cost:
- The provision of appliances such as sticks and wrist splints (where appropriate).
- A loans service for patients for equipment such as TENS machines, shoulder pulleys, crutches
- Domiciliary physiotherapy services (where appropriate).
- Provide walking frames, rollators and fisher sticks if appropriate.
What can I do to help myself?
Here are some general exercise advices for some musculoskeletal problems which you can do at home. For more specific tailored advice you should consult with a physiotherapist.
- Exercise advice leaflets for foot, carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, back, knee, neck & shoulder
- Physiotherapy exercise for spinal cord injuries
- Exercise for functional neurological symptoms
- Physiotherapy exercises for back, knee, neck and shoulders
- Physio tools
- Exercises for multiple sclerosis
- Exercise library
- Exercises for the chest
- Exercise after colorectal surgery
- Exercises after abdominal surgery
- Exercises after shoulder dislocation
- Exercises after breast surgery
- Exercises after birth
- Exercises after total hip replacement