Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy
Top rated Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy in Leicestershire
All of our Physiotherapists are fully qualified and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council ( HCPC ) and hold full insurance. We are covered by many insurance providers for Physiotherapy but politely remind you to please check with your individual provider BEFORE booking as policies differ.
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Why choose Physio?Physiotherapy uses physical methods like exercise, heat, postural analysis, manipulation of the joints and soft tissue release to treat aches and pains and get you moving more freely. It is suitable for all ages and we see a variety of problems within the clinic such as: - Muscular back pain - Sciatica - Tendinitis - Chronic overuse injuries - Tendon and ligament sprains - Frozen shoulder - Neck pain - Arthritis - Nerve pain - Sporting injuries
Do all of the Physios offer the same treatments ?Not necessarily. The main difference is Acupuncture or Pilates as not all our Physios have additional training in these areas. If in doubt or you are looking for a particular therapy then it's always best to give us a ring.
Do you accept insurance funded patients?All our Physios are state registered ( HCPC ) and carry full liability insurance. We are covered by many insurance companies but we would always politely ask that you please check with your individual company before booking an appointment. and to ensure your level of cover is able to cover the cost of treatment and to obtain any necessary authorisation. Any excesses will need to be settled by yourself if not covered by your policy.
Do I need to get referred by my GP?No. All of our clinics are totally privately funded so you are able to book independently of your NHS GP. Occasionally your examination may revel some underlying issues requiring the advice and involvement of your GP, in these circumstances with your consent, we may refer you to your GP for additional investigations e.g blood tests, X-rays, or MRI scans. I'm afraid we are unable to see NHS patients.
What to expect on a first session?Our first session with you will always be a consultation to take a good history of the problem, how it is behaving and a run down of any other ailments and medications that you may be taking. It is helpful if you are able to bring a written list of your current medications with you on the day. Following your consultation your therapist will then discuss their findings and form a treatment programme tailored to your needs. This is different for each person as every individual has different needs.
Do I have to take my clothes off?Always amazed at how often we get asked this ! We're not shy but we appreciate that you may be ! We do need to get you undressed to a certain degree so we can see the affected body part. If you would prefer to stay covered then please feel free to bring a pair of shorts or vest so that you can change and still feel comfortable. You will never be asked to undress to a level that would make you feel uncomfortable. Likewise if you would prefer a therapist of the same sex or be accompanied to your appointment then please do let us know before your appointment date and time so we have time to accommodate any requests. .
Does my first session include any treatment?First consultations last up to 45 minutes and whilst we always endeavor to include some treatment this may not be appropriate on the day depending on what your therapist has uncovered during the consultation. If in doubt then please do ask your therapist. However, no-one gets out without an exercise programme so expect some homework to be going on with. We use a video exercise system called Physitrack to provide you with short videos of your exercises so no excuses for not doing them !
What happens after my first appointment?Follow up sessions last 30 minutes and will always be carried out by your therapist. Our exercise programmes are delivered by an emailed video link which will be customised by your therapist to ensure you have exercises suitable for your individual condition. Please note not all therapists are qualified in all modalities e.g Pilates or Acupuncture - if you have a specific therapy that interests you then please do ask at the time of booking or approach your therapist to ask.
Do you do any packages of treatment?Yes, we do have packages - please ask your therapist for details.
We all know the importance of staying active and healthy but this can lead to sports injuries affecting many different structures in the body.
Poor warm up techniques, overtraining, poor biomechanics or accidents can all lead to pain and dysfunction from mild muscle strains and sprains to ligament and cartilage problems that can have a major impact on one's day-to-day life.
Different sports will place a variety of demands on our muscles, ligaments, and tendons such as tennis elbow, shin splints or cruciate ligament problems.
Many sporting injuries benefit from a multi-therapist approach with input from different specialities to help maximise recovery and ensure a swift return to activities.
For further information regarding appropriate local physical therapy treatment programme please contact us to discuss your needs.
Physiotherapy uses physical methods like to help promote health and wellbeing, clearing pain, restoring movement and function and helping you return to activity. So no medicines or surgery - instead you may find your Physio using a variety of other techniques to help you recover your health.
Think of the traditional methods of massage, exercise and electrotherapy mixed in with some pain management techniques, acupuncture or pacing strategies to help you recover your function and look, move and feel better.
At Natural Elements all of our Physios have an interest in treating the musculoskeletal problems so bad backs, shoddy shoulders and wonky knees are our bread and butter. Many of us have experience working in the NHS both in Leicester and the surrounding areas.
Physiotherapy treatment is offered at all three of our sites with all of our Physios being registered with both HCPC and CSP.
This means they are trained to a high standard and carry full insurance and are approved by most insurance companies although we would always recommend you check with your individual policy first.
What should I expect at my first session?
Your Physio will start by asking you questions about your particular problem and your general health and wellbeing so we can get a clear idea of how we can help solve your issues. This will be followed by a thorough assessment after which your therapist will discuss their findings and talk through a tailored programme of treatment. Feel free to ask questions if unsure. We endeavour to try and include some treatment during your first session but it may not always be possible dependent upon the nature of your problem - sometimes an assessment followed by a treatment can make things more sore - this will always be explained by your Physio.
Running injuries usually happen when you push yourself too hard too soon. However, you can prevent many of them.
So our first tip is to get your biomechanics checked (by a qualified Physiotherapist). You're looking for things like flat feet or leg length discrepancies. Whilst these small asymmetries are perfectly normal and don't always cause issues they can rear their ugly heads when the mileage starts to rack up!
The 6 most common running injuries are:
Patellofemoral Pain (Runner's Knee)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
For those of you racking up the miles for marathon training you can download our advice and exercise leaflets here:
Secrets to Preventing and Rehabilitating the 6 Most Common Running Injuries
If you're a runner - this is a treasure trove of high-value information.
The kit features exercise programmes on rehabilitating and treating the injuries.
For further advice from our Running Coach please contact us.