Hertford Physiotherapy is committed to meeting the needs of anyone and everyone who requires physiotherapy.
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.
Our methods include:
Using gentle, controlled movements to treat stiff or painful joints, increasing flexibility and reducing pain. This can also be applied to soft tissue structures.
Moving the spine or joints to increase mobility and suppleness by small amplitude high velocity movements, or by discreet joint manoeuvres using muscle resistance. (muscle energy techniques)
Massage works on the soft tissues by improving circulation of the blood, helping to drain accumulated fluid, or by improving movement by relaxation and reducing tightness.
The right exercise programme will help to restore and then maintain movement, strengthen the muscles and improve reactions. We will advise on either a specific exercise plan designed to target particular areas of the body, or give advice on a general programme of exercise such as swimming, walking or cycling.
A painless procedure, ultrasound works by sending high frequency sound waves through soft tissue and is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, repair tissue damage and promote natural healing.
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 help reduce tension and tightness in muscles. Like ice, it can reduce pain.
Strapping and taping may be used to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion.
An important part of our work is teaching the patient how to manage their condition, and how adaptations to their lifestyle may alleviate their symptoms or prevent a re occurrence.