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Pilates & Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise is one of the core skills used by Physiotherapists. Chartered Physios have clinical training of exercise and normal functional movement at university and on placements in the NHS. Using our medical based training, many years of experience and post graduate additional qualifications in –

  • Pilates
  • Kinetic control
  • Postural re-education
  • Neuro-muscular movement patterning
  • Muscle imbalance dysfunction

We can rehabilitate patients with a huge variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. We have built up a team of professionals at Physiocure®, who we trust and respect, where we all work together to bring about the best possible care for the patient.

Exercises are individually tailored to address the problems found in your physiotherapy assessment and specific tests aiming to establish the root cause of your problem. We have in depth training in rehabilitating injuries and in post­surgical rehabilitation especially with young adult hip orthopaedic surgery and complex shoulder surgery. We look at your posture and muscle imbalances and formulate a plan to target areas of weakness, muscle inhibition, muscle over-activity, deficient proprioception, restriction or poor functional movement patterns. With some of our patients we may recommend aquatic exercises or hydrotherapy to aid their recovery. This is done as a group session, (usually 3) at a set time in the pool at Cookridge Hall. It may be that we take you into the gym to carry out some rehab.

If you decide that you would like to use the gym or the pool outside of your Physiocure® sessions, the membership team at Cookridge Hall has a variety of packages to suit so you can continue your rehab.

What is Pilates?

Pilates aims to rebalance your body using these six principles - Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration. The Pilates method has always emphasized quality over quantity, and you will find that, unlike many systems of exercise, Pilates exercises do not include a lot of repetitions for each move. Instead, doing each exercise fully, with precision, yields significant results in a shorter time than one would ever imagine.

Core strength, torso stability, an optimum posture for that individual and correct neuromuscular movement patterning, along with the six Pilates principles, set the Pilates method apart from many other types of exercise. Weight lifting, for example, can put a lot of attention on arm or leg strength without attending much to the fact that those parts are connected to the rest of the body! Even running or swimming can seem like all arms and legs, with either a floppy or overly tense core. Ultimately those who really succeed at their sport learn to use their core muscles, but in Pilates this integrative approach is learned from the beginning. You may come across different approaches such as the Alexander Technique, Postural Restoration Technique, Anatomy in Motion…… like Pilates they are all looking at how you breathe, rest and move and generally function in day to day life and how to optimize this to resolve problems.

Please read some of our testimonials and publications on how we use exercise to help our patients.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of problems and injuries that affect muscles, joints, nerves and soft tissues.

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Manipulations

Graded manipulations of the spine or other joints to restore movement, relieve pain and aid postural correction.

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Soft Tissue Mobilisations

Myofascial release, trigger point massage, deep transverse frictions, muscle energy techniques, positional release, cupping and massage.

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Sports Massage

Deep massage tailored to your needs for injury prevention, therapeutic bene ts and pre and post events.

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Acupuncture

Dry needling and electroacupuncture for relief of pain and muscle spasm. Sterile disposable needles are used.

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Pilates

One to one sessions available with a Chartered Physiotherapist or Pilates instructor in our private studio.

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Injury Rehabilitation

One to one personal training tailored to your individual requirements for pre/post op and injury rehabilitation

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What our clients say about us

  • Over the last 10 years I have consistently referred patients to the team at Physiocure. The bespoke treatment Anna and Louise offer patients is ideal for the complex hip patients we have in the practice.

    Jon Conroy BSc.MSc.MB.ChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Anna and Louise at Physiocure have been treating patients from the Yorkshire Knee Clinic for over 15 years with excellent results. Together with their team of highly professional colleagues, they are able to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for our patients.

    Nick London, MA MD (Cantab) FRCS (Tr & Orth) Specialist Knee Surgeon The Yorkshire Knee Clinic, Harrogate, Leeds

  • I have worked with Louise and all the team at Physiocure for a number of years. Both herself and Anna run an excellent practice combining up-to-date knowledge, a wealth of experience and a highly motivated team.

    Professor Max Fehily, Consultant Hip Surgeon, Manchester Hip Clinic

  • I have worked with Anna and Louise for many years now and found them to be exceptional physiotherapists. They have successfully treated many of my more complex shoulder patients, as well as athletes.

    Lennard Funk, BSc MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth) FFSEM(UK), Shoulder Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital

  • I travelled 5 hours by car from my home in Sussex for two days of intensive sessions with many different people in the Physiocure team. I can say without any reservation that not only was it more than worth the trip, but that I would and will do it again, because the care, concern, dedication and professionalism of everyone I encountered at Physiocure was absolutely outstanding.

    Camilla Black, Sussex

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Yorkshire Hip Arthroscopy

Yorkshire Hip Arthroscopy

Over the last 10 years I have consistently referred patients to the team at Physiocure. The bespoke treatment Anna and Louise offer patients is ideal for the complex hip patients we have in the practice.

Jon Conroy BSc.MSc.MB.ChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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