Physiotherapists treat patients with physical problems resulting from injury, illness, ageing or disability. A physiotherapist can help people of all ages including children, the elderly and people with sports injuries.
Physiotherapy includes the treatment of a variety of common problems such as backache, neck and shoulder pain. A range of skills and techniques can be used to treat problems, including manipulation and massage, stretches and exercises, electrotherapy treatments, acupuncture and advice on posture and work related mechanical problems.
Physiotherapists help promote their patients' health and well being, and assist the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body systems, and devising and reviewing treatment programmes.
Your Physiotherapist will work with you to identify and improve your movement and function and provide you with advice on how to avoid further injury or pain.
What can Physiotherapy help?
The physiotherapists at our Solihull practice can help diagnose and treat a large variety of joint and muscular problems. These include:
Sports injuries: strains, sprains and overuse injuries.
Back and neck pain: including "slipped discs", sciatica, whiplash, neck pain and stiffness.
Joint disorders: frozen shoulders.
Tendon and ligament problems
Muscular aches and pains
Orthopaedic problems: including post-operative rehabilitation and restoration of movement
All physiotherapists at Solihull's Broad Oaks Health Clinic are Chartered Physiotherapists. Achieving Chartered Physiotherapist status means that a physiotherapist must go through rigorous degree-level training for three years. After passing exams they become state registered and qualified to work alongside medical teams in the NHS and private practice. 'Physiotherapist' is a protected title and only physiotherapists who are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) are entitled to use the title physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is often regarded as the cornerstone of rehabilitation techniques following injury. Physiotherapy often works hand in hand with other practices including Osteopathy, Acupuncture, and Podiatry. As Solihull's most established multi-disciplinary private practice, Broad Oaks Physiotherapists can provide patients with access treatments in all of these areas, ensuring your treatment programme is designed to meet your particular needs.
Whether you are in pain from doing the gardening, unable to participate in your favourite sport due to injury, or experiencing discomfort when driving or working at a desk - we can give help through treatment and advice on preventing further problems.
You are in the safest hands when visiting Solihull's Broad Oaks Health Clinic for physiotherapy and can be assured that you will receive the very best treatment for your condition.
What happens at my Physiotherapy appointment?
At your first physiotherapy appointment, the physiotherapist will undertake a thorough assessment of your problem. This will include a consultation with regard to relevant medical history, previous injuries or problems, as well as your work and recreational activities.
Most people feel better when they really understand their condition. The physiotherapist will examine the area thoroughly, make a diagnosis of the problem and discuss the condition with you. There are a wide range of treatment regimes and techniques available to our physiotherapists, and they will recommend the most appropriate ones for your condition. You will receive treatment for your condition during this first visit.
Early treatment can lead to a faster recovery and can prevent progression of a problem.
Our goal as therapists is to help the individual find the right course of treatment that will improve his or her quality of life and sense of well-being. If you are initially unsure of the right course of treatment, or would like to have an initial chat with one of our physiotherapists, please contact our Solihull reception team on 0121 705 3509. One of our Physiotherapists will be happy to discuss your problem, completely free of charge.
Mark Webb MCSP, AACP
Mark has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist, including within Private Practice, the NHS and for Corporate Clients. A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists, Mark graduated from the Wolverhamption School of Physiotherapy.
Prior to taking over Solihull's Broad Oaks Health Clinic in 2001, Mark gained valuable experience working as the Physiotherapist for the Great Britain Hockey Team, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Birmingham Bulls AFC, Silhillians RUFC and within the Medical Centre at Val D'Isere ski resort (France).
Anne Hands MCSP
Anne qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at the Coventry School of Physio, and has lived and worked in Solihull most of her life. After qualifying as a physiotherapist Anne gained extensive experience working within the NHS at both Heartlands and Solihull hospitals. Anne later moved into Private Practice in Solihull and has been a key member of the Broad Oaks team in since the start.
Anne played a key role in initiating protocols for orthopedic operations and working closely with surgeons at the Nuffield Hospital.
Broad Oaks Health Clinic
394 Warwick Road