What we do
Physiotherapists use several methods of treatment including hands on treatment and exercises to relieve pain and improve physical mobility. The aim of Watkinsphysio is to provide you with the skills you need to be able to reduce pain, increase your mobility, manage your condition, recover from your condition and to prepare you to know what to do to help prevent a recurrence.
What to Expect
The Initial Assessment
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement, as we will ask you to perform a few movements or exercises so they can correctly assess your level of mobility. If the area of your body causing you pain is covered by clothing, you may be asked to remove it so the physiotherapist can gain a better understanding of your problem. It is advisable to wear clothing such as cotton shorts, leggings and t-shirts
After observation, your physiotherapist will discuss a treatment plan with you.
Our skills lie in listening to what you want to get out of the treatment sessions so that we can help you achieve your goals.
The initial assessment lasts for 45 minutes. You will be sent exercises which will have been discussed and demonstrated during the initial assessment. Please get back to us if you need any clarification of the exercises. You will also be asked to return for a follow-up appointment.
Types of Treatment
Massage treatments involve manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue including muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage can be effective at relieving tension and muscle stiffness and is proven to speed up recovery for sporting injuries. Massage therapy can also be effective in reducing fluid retention (oedema) in the body tissue that can build up after an injury or operation such as a knee replacement.
Exercises and stretches that are designed to increase strength and mobility are also practiced during physiotherapy. When we experience pain, our first reaction is often to keep the area still and move it as little as possible. However, this can lead to stiffness and weakened muscles which can then cause further problems. Your physiotherapist will be able to demonstrate what exercises are most effective to get you back to doing what you love.
Physiotherapy Follow Up
We are very aware of the time pressures of life and our aim is to complement your lifestyle rather than adding too much into an already busy schedule. For that reason, we will attempt to find the most straight-forward and simplest way to achieve the results you want.
Feel confident that you will be fully and professionally supported every step of the way.
What Our Clients Say
"Thank You for the brilliant job you’ve done- I feel I’ve improved massively since starting with you. "
- Peter S
Thank you Katherine! I went to see Katherine after experiencing sharp pain in one of my knees. She was brilliant in guiding me through diagnostic (turned out I had Chondromalacia patellae) and helping me rebuild strength to be able to race again. It was a long and tricky recovery, but the efforts paid off and Katherine’s support was amazing.
- Laurent J
A truly gifted Physio! Katherine has been my go-to Physio for a number of years. She has an incredible insight to the workings of the human body and her intuitive way of working has me quickly back on track with an understanding of how I can help myself with whatever was going on that made me go see her in the first place! I love the way she approaches whatever ‘problem’ I present with in a whole system way. That’s rare. And that’s why I value her so much.
- Laurent J