Jo will always complete a thorough assessment of your problems at your initial appointment in order to identify the underlying cause and provide you with a diagnosis. Through this assessment Jo will identify anything that may require referral to a doctor or for further medical investigation. She puts a strong emphasis on explanation and education so that you understand what is causing your pain and what can be done to help.
Part of your treatment will involve provision of a personalised exercise programme so that you can help yourself get better and manage your own problems. Jo teaches exercises thoroughly so that you can do them correctly and most importantly you know why you are doing them. She makes sure to email you your exercises or ensure that you have a photo or video of them as it is so easy to forget exactly what you are doing without that prompt!
At Twyford Health Club Jo has access to the gym (and all the equipment) if needed to teach exercises within your treatment session. Jo may use Manual Therapy (mobilisation, manipulation etc), Massage and Taping to help reduce your pain and settle your symptoms. Finally Jo always focuses on prevention of reoccurrence of your problems through postural correction, ergonomic advice, addressing any biomechanical issues and through exercises.
Whilst it is impossible to provide a definitive list of all the conditions that Jo can treat here are a few of the common problems that Jo has a wealth of experience treating.
- Back pain-Disc bulge or prolapse, Facet joint strain, Sciatica, Nerve irritation, Degenerative back pain, Muscle Spasm
- Neck pain-Disc bulge or prolapse, facet joint strain, headaches, Nerve irritation, Degenerative neck pain, Muscle Spasm, Whiplash.
- Shoulder pain- Impingement/Rotator Cuff tendinopathy, Bursitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Osteo-arthritis, Acromio-Clavicular joint dysfunction, Shoulder instability, Fractures.
- Elbow pain- Tendinopathies around the elbow ie Tennis elbow or golfers elbow, Fractures.
- Wrist/Thumb- De-Quervains Tenosynovitis, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Ligament injuries, Fractures.
- Hip Pain- Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Throchanteric Bursitis, Labral tears, Osteoarthritis, Tendinopathies, Soft tissue injuries such as groin strain, Hip replacement
- Knee pain- Osteoarthritis, Meniscal (cartilage) injuries, Ligament injuries, Anterior Knee pain, Tendinopathies, Muscle injuries, ITB syndrome.
- Ankle Pain- Achillies Tendinopathy, Ankle sprains and strains, Muscle injuries, stress fractures.
- Foot pain- Plantarfascisitis