What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential:
  • It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status
  • It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery
  • The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.

  • At Conwy Physio Clinic we pride ourselves in identifying the root cause of your condition. Just treating the current symptoms is useless if the problem is going to recur as soon as the treatment stops. This identification process can often involve tracing existing conditions back to old injuries, incorrect training, long standing postural issues, poor muscle control and in extremely rare circumstances, serious pathology Occasionally after examination, the physiotherapist may feel that specialist investigations are needed to be done, i.e. MRI scans, X-rays, ultrasound scans etc. If this is the case, we can then liaise with your GP and request these to be done. Various treatment or rehabilitation exercises will be prescribed depending on how your injury or complaint presents.

How can Physiotherapy help you?

There are many conditions that can be helped by physiotherapy below are some of the more common ones:
  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle/ligament/tendon sprains and tears
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse/over training problems (tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, shin splints)
  • Rehabilitation following fractures and trauma
  • Pre and Post-operative conditions (cruciate ligament reconstruction, cartilage removal, joint replacement, rotator cuff decompression/repair)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Groin strain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain and stiffness - tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and knee pain
  • Arthritis
  • Postural problems
  • Work related problems
  • Neurological conditions
  • Back pain

What can you expect?

On your first visit to the clinic the physiotherapist will thoroughly assess and physically examine you. This in conjunction with careful history taking will allow the physiotherapist to make a clinical diagnosis of your injury or complaint. Please note that you may be required to undress in order to be examined, therefore you may want to bring shorts/vest top with you to change into.

Once the diagnosis has been made a treatment plan will be determined and discussed with you. This plan typically includes:
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue manipulation/massage
  • Exercises to correct muscle imbalance and poor core stability
  • Stretches
  • Electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential)
  • Acupuncture
  • Advice with pain management
  • Self help techniques
  • Home exercise programs to ensure the problem remains a distant memory
  • Pilates programme for core strenthening
Initial consultations will be up to 60 minutes dependent upon the nature of the problem. Subsequent visits, should they be required, will typically be up to 30 minutes.

Do I need a referral?

A Doctor's referral is not required to access our services but we may need to liaise with your Doctor or specialist in certain circumstances so as to ensure a comprehensive treatment program.

How do I access physiotherapy?

You can ring or email the clinic directly to book an appointment.
If you have private medical insurance please contact your insurance company before booking your appointment so as to obtain any authorisation codes required. Although, as previously stated, Conwy Physio Clinic does not require a Doctors referral some insurance companies do insist upon it, so please check if you are intending to claim for your therapy through your medical insurer.
We also accept solicitor and insurance referrals