How long will it take?
Our consultations are usually around 15 minutes. We find this is enough time to speak with you about your history, assess and provide viable options and advice for you to help you move forwards with your recovery.
Sometimes, if we think you might be able to help heal yourself with a minor adjustment to lifestyle or posture, we might take a few more minutes to show you how to achieve this.
Ask us for your digital posture screening
We can explain what is happening to your body through poor posture, but not everyone understands the science behind the analysis. That's no problem, let us show you instead!
Keep track of your progress through your treatment plan with trend analysis and comparisons sent directly to your electronic devices. View them anytime, anywhere.
You can receive a digital copy of your postural analysis for just £10 extra.
Exercise Prescriptions - Sometimes small problems can be fixed with a simple exercise prescription and rehab plan. We can construct a bespoke exercise prescription for you following your consultation for just £10.
Other times, an exercise prescription just isn't enough, so treatment might be required. If you choose to visit us for treatment, our exercise prescriptions are complimentary based on our findings and follow up advice in clinic.
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What is included in a free consultation?
History - We will complete a consultation form with you and discuss how your history and symptoms to date have affected your overall condition and health. If you have any medical notes from previous healthcare professionals to hand, bring them with you as this information will help us too.
Unsure about your previous medical notes? Don't worry, with your permission we can request these for you.
Assessment - Your posture will be visually analysed to identify any imbalances in the body, which might be contributing to your symptoms. It is a useful way of looking for changes in the body which might have caused an injury, or become more of a problem because of an injury.
Ask us for a digital copy of your postural screening. It's a useful tool to help track progress.
Options - Once we know what's happening to your body, we can advise you with recommendations which we think would best suit your needs, whether that's homecare advice or treatment in clinic. We will try to give as many options as possible and if you're still unsure, we can help guide you to the most suitable treatment plan.
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LEARN ABOUT THE PULSE THERAPY 5 STEP TREATMENT PLAN...
Pulse Therapy employs a method unique in our world. Each of our patients is assigned a 'Case Manager'; a consultant therapist who will oversee their entire rehabilitation process. This includes creating a customised rehabilitation programme, overseeing frequent testing to monitor progress and alerting patients to any potential problems they may encounter.
In addition to assigning patients a Case Manager, we try to break the rehabilitation process down into five distinct phases. This helps both patients and therapists to easily track progress made and define objectives on the path to full recovery.
1) Reduction of pain and swelling
The first phase of rehabilitation focuses on the reduction of pain and swelling in the injured area. The rehabilitator may use exercise, rehab, manual therapy or a combination of these methods. During this phase, rest and the application of ice are also essential.
The use of these different therapeutic techniques represents a valid and effective addition to more traditional treatment methods such as the use of drugs. Furthermore, these techniques play a key role in facilitating further work of the care team.
2) Restoration of joint mobility and range of motion
The goal of the second phase of rehabilitation is to restore the full range of motion to a joint, or to restore a specific movement without causing sensations of pain.
During this phase the rehabilitator will use various techniques, including joint mobilisation and muscle stretching. Work to achieve joint mobility should be started as soon as possible in order to obtain a complete recovery.
This phase is fundamentally down to the experience and skill of the rehabilitator – taking an overly aggressive approach could actually increase inflammation, hindering recovery, whereas excessively cautious tactics could cause stiffness in joint articulation.
3) Recovery of muscle strength and endurance
The third phase’s objective is to restore muscle strength and to regain sufficient functionality of the injured area for the further phases. The rehabilitator will do this by gradual load progression, taking care to avoid any overloading issues. Also, repetitive movements of the injured area will be employed to increase blood flow, therefore raising the temperature and delivery of nutrients of the affected area, which will accelerate recovery.
Quantitative load tests and functional assessments are used to track the progress of recovery and to ensure sufficient strength and stability is attained before further progression.
4) Recovery and co-ordination
The purpose of this phase is the recovery of co-ordination.
Each lesion in the musculo-skeletal frame causes alterations to the body’s proprioceptive mechanisms, i.e. the mechanisms that allow us to sense the spatial positioning of our limbs.
This proprioceptive rehabilitation framework is not based on time, quality or quantity of training, but is instead down to the skill and experience of the rehabilitator. It is important during this phase for the rehabilitator to adapt the training to the individual and their specific pathology and goals.
5) Recovery of sport-specific technical movements
The fifth and final phase of rehabilitation is the retrieval of complex movements specific to the patient's sport or activity.
This part of recovery often takes place on the field.
Again, this phase does not follow a stringent routine, but instead is adjusted from day-to-day by the rehabilitator in relation to the individual's unique responses to training.