Hertford Physiotherapy is committed to meeting the needs of anyone and everyone who requires physiotherapy support.
We are a progressive practice offering a range of specialist services.
The team treats patients from infancy through to old age.
We will ensure that your condition is professionally diagnosed and will provide a level of care that ensures your recovery is optimised.
Home visits can be arranged for housebound or disabled patients, and we treat patients in local nursing and care homes.
Our skills include:
Using gentle, controlled movements to treat stiff or painful joints, increasing flexibility and reducing pain.
The right exercise programme will help to restore and then maintain movement, strengthen the muscles and improve reactions. Either a general programme of exercise such as swimming, walking or cycling, or specific exercises designed to target particular areas of the body.
A painless procedure, ultrasound works by sending high frequency sound waves through soft tissue and is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and repair tissue damage.
Massage works on the soft tissues by improving circulation of the blood, helping to drain accumulated fluid, or by improving movement by relaxation.
Moving the spine, joints or limbs in gentle movements designed to increase mobility and suppleness.
Ice is used, particularly in the immediate aftermath of an injury, to reduce bleeding within the soft tissues and to limit the effects of swelling such as stiffness and pain.
Heat may be applied, in the later stages of treatment, to increase circulation to the affected area and so promote healing.
An important part of our work is teaching the patient how to manage their condition, and how changes to their lifestyle may alleviate their symptoms or prevent a reoccurrence.