Physiotherapy Services

Our physiotherapy services are trusted by major providers of health insurance, services and medical assistance.

Physiotherapy sessions, therapists, sports injury specialists and with clinics throughout Somerset to treat a wide range of complaints and conditions. Naturally and effectively. We also have our new 'Physio Fitness' facility at our Wells clinic now for supervised exercise in a very quiet, focused, personal space. Aiding your recovery for injury, post operation rehabilitation, improved stability. Providing an excellent location to help your recovery with us.

Our Somerset based Physiotherapists treat injury and pain by correcting and improving the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Highly experienced practitioners with NHS and private backgrounds mean we provide an excellent level of physical assessment. Assisting and helping people of all ages and social groups, from the non-competitive to the elite sportsman, maintaining and preventing injury or simply to alter a lifestyle to ensure better posture and health.

Physiotherapy at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Please note that for your first appointment will required an initial assessment.

  • 30min initial assessment - £30.00
    45min initial assessment - £45.00.
    60min initial assessment, recommended for multiple injuries or condition - £60.00.
    45min running assessment - injury or technique focused - £45.00

Physiotherapists treat injury and pain by correcting and improving the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Physiotherapy can assist and help people of all ages and social groups, from the non-competitive to the elite sportsman, maintaining and preventing injury or simply to alter a lifestyle to ensure better posture and health.

With the use of skilled scientific assessments of joints, muscles, ligaments, fascia and neural tissues, physiotherapists are able to identify the dysfunction and then treat it appropriately using a variety of techniques. Treatment techniques used by Chartered Physiotherapists are drug-free, science-based, natural techniques used to restore normal function.

Across our Somerset clinics we treat all aches, pains and injuries including:

  • Sports injury and running injury specialists
  • Spinal pain, back pain, neck pain
  • Disc injury
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain, shoulder pain & other joint pains
  • Arthritic pain
  • Tendinitis / tendinosis / tendinopathy
  • Ligament injury
  • Nerve pains including Sciatica & nerve root pain
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive Strain or Overuse Injuries
  • Muscle and Soft Tissue Injury
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

 

Treatments will be tailored to address your individual needs and can include:

  • ‘Hands on’ manual therapy such as joint mobilisations and manipulations
  • Massage, soft tissue treatment & myofascial release
  • Electrotherapy including ultrasound and TENS
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Neural mobilisations
  • Acupuncture / dry needling
  • Exercise programmes; individually designed to treat problems
  • Self management advice and weight management
  • Screening and prevention of injury
  • Gait analysis & running technique coaching

 

Sports Massage at Central Somerset Physiotherapy with a fully qualified physiotherapist.

Please note that for your first appointment 10 minutes will be required during the session to perform an assessment.

Here at Central Somerset Physiotherapy we use massage therapy to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity. Liz has a special interest in sport massage and is also a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA).

Getting your sports massage from a Chartered Physiotherapist ensures you are in the best possible hands due to their advanced knowledge of biomechanics and tissue pathology. By ensuring you have a SMA Therapist, you ensure an individually tailored, high quality massage. All members have qualified on the highest level on a SMA approved and recognised course. Ensuring the highest quality of teaching and graduates.

Massage, applied skilfully, is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help you maintain a much healthier physical state.

Many athletes use regular sports massage to prevent injury. Because massage can accelerate the body's own restorative function, you will be able to train harder and more often. The techniques used by our sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given.

The reported benefits of sports and remedial massage include:

  • Improved circulation & lymphatic flow
  • Assistance in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedation or stimulation of nerve endings
  • Improved muscle length
  • Remodelling of scar tissue
  • Assistance in mental preparation for sporting participation
  • Relaxation and reduction of stress

You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from massage. Regular massage can also help relieve the stresses and strains of a hectic work schedule or busy social life.

Sports Injuries at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements of initial assessment and consultation.

  • Specialist ACPSEM Physiotherapists.
  • Experienced sports care.
  • Depth of understanding of sportspeople.

Sports Physiotherapy is the specialised branch of physiotherapy which deals with injuries and issues related to sports people. A sports physiotherapist has sport-specific knowledge that can address acute, chronic and overuse injuries. Their services are available to sports men, women of all ages including children, engaged in sports at any level of competition.

Both Liz and Andy have a specialist interest in sporting injuries and are both members of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).

30min Sports Massage appointments at Central Somerset Physiotherapy with our qualified massage therapists

As part of our comprehensive massage service we have introduced an optional 30min appointment, normally with one of our qualified massage therapists. Ideal as an aid to recovery or as part of more involved long term treatment. Venues and availability may be limited.

Physio Fitness (Wells) supervised gym suite at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

All clients wishing to make use of the Physio Fitness suite in our Wells clinic will need a 1:1 Wellness assessment.  This will involve us getting to know your background, health conditions and specific aims required.  Here we set goals, targets and you will be given guidance on performance alongside of a first written programme.

Following your 1:1  Wellness assessment, you will require one month of supervised sessions at the frequency of either once, twice or three sessions per week. Clients will also be issued a Gym Program & Attendance Record.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

1:1 Initial Wellness assessment  - £55.00 (60mins).

Gym Sessions:

1 session per week £50.00
2 sessions per week £85.00

1:1 Personal training £40.00
(discount available for block bookings)

Running assessment

Injury or technique focussed £55.00 (60 minutes)

Supervised 'PhysioFitness' suite sessions

Monday 10 - 11am
Tuesday 1pm - 2pm
Wednesday - TBC (please call)
Thursday 12noon - 1pm
Friday 1pm - 2pm

Running Assessments

Injury or technique focussed held within our healthcare supervised gym suite.

Our experts are highly experienced with runners, covering the full range of the sport including cross-country, sprinting, middle distance and of course marathon runners. Improvements or corrections to your technique are essential to keep as injury free as possible.

We have often formed great relationships with our regular runners following an injury which brings them to us for initial treatment including Achilles Tendinitis, Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis and of course 'Runners Knee' Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).

We run too... so we really do understand you.

'10 years Younger' Fitness Classes - with specialised Personal Trainer, Colin Deans in our gym suite at Mendip Court, Wells.

We have teamed up with Colin Deans, specialised Personal Trainer and founder of www.10-yearsyounger.com to provide small group training sessions. Colin has over 25 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, spending 20 years in vocational education and was Chair of the working group responsible for the UK National Fitness Standards.

Colin specialises in movement, mobility and body strength training, working with all levels and standards. The sessions will promote functional fitness by getting the body to move and perform as it was designed to do. To ensure personal and individual attention throughout the session classes are restricted to just 4 attendees. This is a great opportunity to get the closest thing to personal training at a fraction of the cost.

 

REGAIN - 45mins.
6 WEEK PLANS - £72.00
(£12 per session)

Max 4 per class. Monday 9am

Best for those that think they still have a weakness, focusing on strengthening, mobility, movement.
Suitable for basic level.

 

REVITALISE - 45mins.
6 WEEK PLANS - £72.00
(£12 per session)

Max 4 per class.

Monday 10am, Wednesday 6pm and Thursday 9.30am

To increase core strength, movement, mobility and flexibility. Combating the ageing process and increase body toning. Suitable for basic & intermediate levels.

 

METABOLIC FITNESS - 60mins.
6 WEEK PLANS - £72.00
(£12 per session)

Max 4 per class. Thursday 6pm

Combination of mobility, body weight exercises and heart rate training. A complete programme to get you fitter and stronger. Suitable for intermediate level.

Physio led Pilates in our Wells clinic with Birgitte

1:1 assessments and individual 1:1 sessions. Pilates is a superb means to assist and ensure a successful outcome for some of our clients, under the guidance of a qualified physio you can expect real benefits and improvements. A mixture of hands-on manual treatment, as well as the prescription of home exercises reinforce what happens within our treatment room.

Athletes can benefit from this service and regular Pilates is designed to create balance within your muscles, improve coordination and create a strong core. All of which can be an effective way of injury-proofing your body. Birgitte uses hands-on physical adjustments where necessary leading through Physio led Pilates can help prevent wear and tear from getting progressively worse, while maintaining or improving flexibility and mobility.

Pilates turns the body in all directions and orientations. Our professional experienced eye will look for correct movement but also restrictions. Moving in this way shows up any limitations or imbalances, which might eventually result in something more serious. These issues can be addressed and resolved, using physical manipulation and exercise through Physio led Pilates. All the while an experts eye is on your entire movement and body balance.

Physio led Pilates

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

Discounts for block booking 1:1's
4 x 60mins - £50.00 each (£200 with 12 week expiry).
4 x 45mins - £45.00 each (£160 with 12 week expiry).

 

Corporate physiotherapy and workforce care with Central Somerset Physiotherapy

We operate Corporate Schemes for many businesses, giving professional advice and recommendations across a range of situations, offering solutions to practical problems. Often supporting HR departments in prevention, identification and conformation of attributing factors. Our experienced team of physiotherapists can help companies reduce the cost of work-related musculoskeletal health problems.

Our physiotherapists work closely with occupational health departments and look at all aspects of an employees’ job using a biopsychosocial approach to achieving a swift return to work. With an average of less than 4 treatment sessions per referral, we get your employees’ back on their feet sooner than you think!

Corporate is priced to requirements and employees

We work closely with HR departments in providing an excellent level of care, assessment, advice and recommendations.

  • We already work with reputable insurance providers, so have the experience in the workplace.
  • Written reports or verbal advice.
  • Assistance to Human Resources Dept.
  • Average of less than 4 sessions per referral.

 

Acupuncture at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Acupuncture is a health system that has existed and developed over thousands of years and involves the insertion of fine sterile needles (a painless procedure) into energy points along meridians in the body. Energy (Qi) flows through the body in meridians which connect tissues and organ systems. Health is present when these energies work in harmony with each other.

Acupuncture is an adjunct used by many physiotherapists as part of the management of pain, inflammation and as a means of enhancing the body's own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.

The insertion of sterile needles into the body stimulates the brain and spinal cord to produce NATURAL pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, and serotonin to promote well-being. These assist the body's healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for the use of other treatment modalities.

Trigger point Acupuncture may also be used to facilitate relaxation in specific muscles following trauma such as whiplash injury or as a means to obtain increased muscle length. Here the needle is placed into the affected muscle until it is felt to relax under the needle and then removed.

All our physiotherapists who practice acupuncture are Members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). They are required to train to a minimum standard and are bound by professional codes of conduct through the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health Professions Council (HPC).

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • AACP Physiotherapists.
  • Experienced and trained.
  • Clinic near you.

 

Podiatry at Central Somerset Physiotherapy with Simon Crutchley of Sole Function Podiatry.

We offer a specialist podiatry service with Simon Crutchley of Sole Function Podiatry, whose expertise on all things below the hip, helps improve recovery times, reduce discomfort and give you a sensible approach to treatment. Count on Simon for expert treatment, experience, guidance and sound advice on getting your problem improved but ultimately where ever possible resolved.

Podiatry

Call or e-mail us to enquire about a consultation with Simon.

Bad Back Clinic at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Back pain, ailments and injuries are very common, we deal with lots of back injuries both long term or as a result of injury. Our specialist back injury knowledge ensures you receive the very best back care, we have years of experience with treating painful back problems.

Bad back clinic.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

Rehabilition at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists play an important role in achieving  a full recovery after an operation or illness and are experienced in assessing what may be needed to improve well-being and enhance recovery.

Our experience within both the NHS and Private sectors means we have the contacts, should you require us to implement more specific specialist attention. Patient welfare always comes first. Full recovery requires the best possible care. Sometimes only short term assistance or advice is needed. Other times a scheduled programme of exercises may need to be implemented to give you the best possible chance of improvement and long lasting recovery.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Home Visit Specialist
Hannah
within the Wells region

Home visits at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

We are flexible and understand that sometimes visiting a clinic can be difficult, cause for concern or stressful - which is where we can help with a pre-arranged home visit. One of our fully qualified practitioners can visit you in the comfort of your own home where they can discuss and treat you to the same high standard you would receive in one of our clinics. Not only does this allow them to assist you in the healing process, they may also be able to suggest changes you could make to your environment that would assist in your recovery and prevention of future incidents.

PLEASE NOTE: Home visits are only currently available within 30 minutes drive of: Wells, Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea but are strictly subject to therapist availability.

There is no place like home and for some people it's the very best place to have treatment. We understand that.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Tailored to your location and requirements.
  • Assess possible recommendation to aiding recovery at home.
  • Increasing difficulty with walking (including assessment for walking aid where needed)
  • Falls intervention/prevention
  • Joint problems
  • Exercise programme to maintain movement and help to prevent age-related problems
  • Advice for manual handling
  • Balance problems
  • Assessment for aids to make daily life a little easier

Home visits are priced to location and appointment requirements, call us for an informal chat to discuss.

Workstation at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

An increasing number of office workers suffer from work-related injuries such as neck and back pain or repetitive strain injury (RSI). Many of these painful conditions can be easily prevented, by simply paying some attention to the ergonomic environment that we work in.

Liz and Andy at Central Somerset Physiotherapy are members of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE ) and are qualified to carry out detailed work station assessments for your employees, making sure their desks, chairs and equipment are positioned to minimise the risk of any workplace injuries.

We provide comprehensive reports on your office environment and we can recommend any extra equipment or treatments we think your staff might benefit from. It’s a small attention to detail that could provide an enormous boost to the morale and work output of you and your staff.

Workstation is priced to individual requirements

Workstation assessment - identification, provision and prevention for RSI and associated problems.

  • Initial assessment in your workplace.
  • Study of movement and posture.
  • Recommendations for improvements.
  • Identification of potential problems.

 

Weight management at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

At CSP we have a deep understanding of physiology and as a result we are in a superb position to advise on weight management and how that may effect recovery. Weight loss and lifestyle changes may enhance recovery and future well being. We understand that exercise does not come easy especially during recovery but our experience helps us to be realistic in what is attainable and practical.

At our Wells clinic, we now operate 'Physio Fitness' a quiet gym space where exercise and movement can be encouraged with the guiding eye of a physiotherapist on hand.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Arthritis at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

At CSP we encourage activity and therapy to help deal with this often very painful and restrictive condition. Our scientific approach to physical restrictions mean we are able to advise and assess on arthritic conditions.

Arthritis Action recognise us as specialist 'Associated Practitioners' (AP's) and offer their members the opportunity to have physical therapies with our healthcare professionals through their Associated Practitioners (APs).

So if you suffer from Arthritic problems rest assured you are in highly experienced hands.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Associated Practitioners for Arthritis Action members.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Sciatica at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Your sciatic nerve runs from your pelvis, down through your buttocks and finishes in your feet, so often this condition severally, and often sharply, effects movement. Irritation, pressure or compression of this nerve will result in problems, our understanding of deep tissue means we form a vital assistance with dealing with this condition.

Our experience means we can usually advise on treatment forms and typical time scales involved.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Ankylosing spondylitis at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Often sufferers notice this problem when they wake and take a long time to 'warm up' their lower back. Effecting the sacroiliac joints this condition often shows in young men and may first get noticed following a strain or injury.

We deal with many sportsmen and women, understanding how their sport may effect them helps us look for specific and tailor-made solutions to assist. If our experienced staff suspect this condition they may refer you to a specialist for blood tests and further examination. We work closely with other health establishments, practitioners and specialists putting us in a knowledgeable position to refer you if required.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Fibromyalgia at Central Somerset Physiotherapy

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition often accompanied by a high sensitivity to pain. Activity is affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory are common. So this condition requires a sensitive and considerate approach.

Specific treatment will be down to the individuals condition. Our trained staff understand that sometimes this will require a flexible solution and observation as the level of problem may vary considerably.

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

  • Initial assessment and consultation.
  • Referrals to specialists if required.
  • NHS & Private sector experience.
  • Speed up recovery time.
  • Improved mobility sooner.

 

Hypervibe - Whole Body Vibration in our Wells, Somerset clinic.

Vibration exercise is an effective means to treat a wide variety of conditions. Can be used for prevent muscular atrophy related to ageing or injury, improve muscle tone and core strength. Used regularly can aid weight management, improve bone density, balance, flexibility, circulation, lymphatic return, reduces pain & reduces inflammation.

Excellent treatment to help speed up recovery and an aid in treating:
Osteoarthritis - Fibromyalgia - Diabetes - Osteoporosis - Parkinsons - Obesity

We provide a wide range of treatment tailored to the specific requirements.

 

 

 

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