Physiotherapy with a Difference
- Better results
- Less treatment
- Longer lasting outcomes
- Lower costs
Our physiotherapy approach reduces the need for and cost of treatment and avoids expensive on-going check-ups. Effective treatment means you either get better quickly or have a clear plan of how to progress over time. Because our treatments are based on science we are able to optimise your recovery and help you become your own physio.
So, if you’ve had pain, for a shorter or longer period, and been unable to function at the level you desire we can help you understand the reasons and change the causes, for a quicker recovery and a longer-lasting outcome.
How Do We Do It?
By following the up-to-date research and putting it into practice, we can reduce pain, disability and costs more quickly with long-term results.
We follow a Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) approach. CFT is a progression of physiotherapy, based on good scientific evidence. It targets the particular problems of each individual, looking at the barriers to recovery.
Examples of barriers can be recent stressful events and situations, work problems, family issues, beliefs, patterns of physical movement, information from medical consultations and mental state. This can all affect our pain, behaviour and movements.
People in pain need to understand why they have their pain, have a means to control it and a plan to attain meaningful goals.We work with patients to make sense of their problem and to take them on a journey back to normal and the things they love.
When people feel pain, their nervous system reacts because pain is interpreted as a threat. The body then alters its ways of moving to protect a pain that we believe to be damaging. This can prolong the problem.
The longer it continues the more we protect, worsening the situation. Our assessment can identify the reasons that maintain these problems. Once identified, changes can result in rapid improvement in both pain symptoms and abilities.
We aim for you not to need our help.
In the absence of disease, the human body does not need treatment. It needs coaching and that’s what we do, we coach! We don’t follow many traditional treatments because they have not been shown to be effective.
Our knowledge, clinical reasoning and skill in treating are all based on contemporary research. Our approach has been shown to be significantly more effective than traditional care.
We will give you our full attention throughout your journey and a clear understanding of the reasons for and causes of your pain. This is combined with a structured plan to progress towards normal in the shortest possible time.
We follow the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy‘s recommendations on face-to-face and virtual assessments and treatment.
If you need Exeter physiotherapy I can see you in Exeter or the surrounding areas of Devon. I also do online consultations which are proving very effective.