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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY THE SAFE TREATMENT OPTION

DDB Physiotherapy are delighted to be able to offer one of the most effective solutions to resolving stubborn and long-standing musculoskeletal injuries. Our Shockwave machine is supplied by EMS Physio and they have a lot of information regarding the many benefits of Radial and Focused shockwave.

Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive technology that delivers sound waves to the required area to aid recovery. For many years it had been the preserve of the sporting elite, NO MORE! It has become widely accepted in clinical practice for the treatment of chronic soft tissue, muscular and tendon injures, which improve movement and pain.

HOW DOES EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY WORK?

Shock waves is a high-energy, audible sound waves. In medicine, in the 1980’s shock waves had been used for the dissolution of kidney stones among other things. In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are transmitted to the area to accelerate healing. ESWT involves passing short, intense sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect, which stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.

IS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY SAFE

Yes. It has NICE guidance for many indications. When performed by qualified therapists it is a largely risk-free and side-effect-free method of treating musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic pain.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TREAT?

There are many Musculo-Skeletal conditions that can be treated by ESWT including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathies
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinopathies
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

BENEFITS OF EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

ESWT affords the patient a number of distinct benefits. These are:

  • No anaesthesia needed
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • No medication
  • No hospital admissions
  • Fewer complications
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
  • Analgesic effect after treatment
  • Strong clinical results and research

WHEN CAN IT BE USED

  • When surgery is not an option
  • When pain relief and injections no longer work
  • When a condition is presented that is suitable for the therapy
  • When no contraindications are present

 

 

 
 
August 27, 2020

Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy Fareham

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Neuro Rehab Gosport

Neurological Physiotherapy is specialised physiotherapy to treat people who have suffered damage to the central nervous system caused by Neurological Conditions such as:

• Stroke

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Parkinson’s

• Motor Neurone Disease

• Head Injury

• Spinal Cord Injury

• Cerebral Palsy

• Other Neurological conditions

Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and your spinal cord, means that the messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body.This can result in loss of movement and sensation, uncoordinated movement, weak and floppy muscles, spasm and tremor.

How does it work?

Neurological Physiotherapy is able to kick-start the message pathways that your brain is struggling to use, to make new pathways through repetitive actions and exercises.  Many of our clients who undergo our specialised Physiotherapy can improve some of their symptoms such as, difficulties with loss of balance, loss of hand and arm, or leg and foot function, walking, spasticity and pain.

A DDB Physiotherapy Clinic, Neurological Physiotherapist will assess your symptoms and work with you to achieve your goals, whether that is to walk to the shops, drive your car again, relearn to open and close your hand, or to help you return to work or sport.

What can I expect?

Regardless of your condition, each person is different, has individual goals and requires a treatment plan unique to them.

An assessment by one of our Neurological Physiotherapists is the first stepping stone to identifying your difficulties and impairments, setting your goals and working together to enable you to explore your potential and maximise your independence.

 
 
May 04, 2015

Physiotherapy

Corrective Exercise

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Physiotherapy Treatments

Physiotherapy Lee on the Solent, Gosport, & Fareham

At DDB Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapists are highly skilled and trained in a comprehensive range of techniques to help you overcome your pain. We help patients to get back in action as quickly and safely as possible.

Many patients are unsure about what treatment may be needed – this is where we can help. With every patient, we carry out a complete assessment of the injury or problem, designed to understand the cause first and then the programme of corrective treatment and preventative measures.

As a patient, whether you need a couple of sessions or an extensive rehabilitation programme, our highly qualified physiotherapists will tailor a course of treatment specifically to you.

We will teach you the exercise programmes and pain prevention techniques which you can undertake at home or work designed to allow you to take control of your condition, speed up your recovery and, most importantly, prevent any recurrence.

We understand the implications of not getting the correct treatment for an injury and will always refer you to our network of other healthcare professionals and specialists if needed.

For more information about physiotherapy visit Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

 
 
July 04, 2017

PD Warrior

PD Warrior

PD Warrior – Exercise Philosphy for Early Onset Parkinson’s
PD Warrior

What is PD Warrior?

PD Warrior is an intensive exercise-based program designed to drive neuroplastic change in people with Parkinson’s. It is in stark contrast to the compensatory movement and queuing strategies employed in current clinical practice. PD Warrior approach is designed to help people live with Parkinson’s better by improving the way they move – either by increasing their effort, amplitude, dual tasking or a combination of all three.

A recent survey carried out by PD Warriors showed that 94% of people continued exercising after the PD Warrior 10 Week Challenge had been completed and 98% of people thought that the program was worth their time. PD Warrior is a game changer

Introduction to PD Warrior

PD Warrior is on licence from Australia, and all our therapist have attended training provided by PD Warrior. As a picture spells a thousand words I have attached video from PD Warrior and urge you to watch.

If your unable to see this please go to You Tube and search for PD Warrior

Early Intervention is Key

PD Warrior is an early intervention strategy and aimed at those who with a recent diagnosis or soon after.  These are the people that will get the most out of the program. People who are more significantly impaired, falling and freezing daily will still benefit from the program but will require an intensive programme and have to work a lot harder, for a longer for smaller gains.

10 Week Challenge

If you have done the quick quiz already, you know what type of Parkinson’s you have. Now find out how to get even better results by starting the 10 Week Challenge at DDB Physiotherapy Clinic. The 10 Week Challenge has been developed to get you into peak physical condition as well as teaching you how to move better for life!

As well as leading you through an exercise program, the PD Warrior 10 Week Challenge promotes good exercise behaviours that you can continue long after you finish PD Warrior.

 
 
June 13, 2017

Osteopathy

Osteopathy Warsash | Gosport | Fareham | Locks Heath | Whiteley

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Osteopathy Portsmouth

Osteopathy in Lee on the Solent, Gosport, Fareham & Locks Heath

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together

Osteopathy Treats

Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Who will you see

DDB Physiotherapy Clinic resident osteopath is Dawn. She is fully insured, and a member of General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).  Dawn is available for appointments on Saturday mornings.

To book an appointment or to find out more contact DDB Physiotherapy Clinic

For more information about Osteopathy visit Genera Osteopath Council

 
 
May 04, 2015

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

FES Helps With Recovery

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We are proud to announce that we are able to provide Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) assessments and fitting in partnership with Odtsock Medical Limited

Easy To Walk

What is FES

FES is a treatment that creates small pulses of electrical stimulation to the nerves of a paralysed muscles. FES uses small electrical pulses to stimulate the nerves in the leg, causing the muscles to contract an produce a movement that can help walking. The most common use of FES treatment is for drop foot where disruptions in the nerve pathways between the legs and brain causes the front of the foot to drop and cannot be lifted to correct the angle when walking.

The FES device usually consists of a control box, which is worn around your waist or leg and connected to the control box is a sensor worn in your shoe which detects pressure changes as the foot starts to move, this signals the electrodes attached to the skin below the knee to supply a pulse to the muscles to help lift the foot to the correct angle for taking a step and to prevent it dragging on the ground.

FES has other uses in rehabilitation, complementing physiotherapy, often to assist with movements in muscles that have become weak. This allows for the build up strength and range of movement and possibly help with reducing spasticity and swelling.

ODFS

Who can use FES

FES is designed to stimulate the existing nerves in the leg, it is important that your fibres between the spinal cord and the muscles are not damaged. To be suitable for the treatment, you need to be able to walk, even if only for a few meters with stick or crutch.

The process will start with an assessment that last for an hour, this is to assess your suitability for the treatment and if you respond to FES stimulation. If you respond then you can start the treatment process. Our Neuro Physiotherapist will set up the device with you and teach you how to use it. You may find it difficult and time consuming  at first to put the device on and position the pads correctly, but this becomes easier with practice.

Although FES can be used to make the most of your walking, it does not improve the signal your nerves send without simulator and does not protect your nerve pathways from further deterioration. This could mean there will come a point when FES is no longer effective for you.

Every step is taken to carefully assess before treatment and some find they get no benefit from FES or they find it difficult to use. Some people have difficulty using the stimulator or placing the electrodes correctly. Other do not like the sensation of the stimulation.

If  FES is not suitable there are other alternatives that may help such as ankle foot orthotic (AFO) or physiotherapy.

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What side effect could I expect?

The stimulation can cause a tingling ‘pins & needles’ or buzzing sensation on the skin. Ensuring the wires and pads are in the correct positions can help minimise some of the sensations. For most people this is not a problem, but some can find the effect uncomfortable.

FES Device

How to get FES treatment?

You can either go privately or via the NHS.

In January 2009, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) issued guidance that FES can be offered routinely as a treatment option for people with foot drop caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord if the health professional considers it is appropriate. Decisions about whether to fund the cost of FES are taken by local NHS bodies, such as the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or Health Board.

An assessment by a health professional trained in the use of FES is required to ensure that the treatment will be suitable for you. The health professional will also teach you to place the pads correctly so the FES works as well as possible and that the equipment is being used most effectively.

 
 
October 12, 2016

Sports Massage

Massage Gosport
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Sports Massage Fareham

Sports Massage Gosport & Fareham

DDB Physiotherapy Clinic are able to provide Sports Massage for the population of Gosport and surrounding areas.

Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.

The techniques used by sports massage therapists have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given. The reported benefits of Sports Massage include:

 

  • Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Remodel scar tissue when required
  • Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation

To benefit from a sports massage you do not need to be a sports performer. There are many therapists that work with a great range of clients. The benefits above can also help relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences. By seeing one of our Sports Massage therapists, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. Depending on the type and timing of activity these benefits can be achieved for anyone.

If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:

  • The conditioning / training phase
  • Pre competition
  • Inter competition
  • Post competition
  • Post travel
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury recovery

Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level – sports massage may have something to offer you.

Our Sports Massage therapists will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term, well being. They will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.

 

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact us.

 
 
May 04, 2015

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Fareham

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Acupuncture Gosport

Acupuncture Fareham & Gosport

What is it?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medical treatment known, having been used in China for over 3000 years. Needles are inserted into specific areas of the body known as acupuncture points. The needles are extremely fine and do not have a cutting edge, consequently it is extremely rare for bleeding to occur. When the needles are inserted, most people describe the sensation as a numbness, tingling, or mild discomfort or ache.

How does it work?

There are many theories – the traditional Chinese view is that Qi (energy) flows freely when the body is in a healthy state. If there is a problem, energy stagnates. The stimulation of appropriate acupuncture points frees this stagnation. The modern, scientific view is that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief. There is increasing scientific evidence to support this view.

What conditions is it used for?

Our therapists are in a unique position of being able to combine acupuncture with other treatment methods such as exercise, manipulation and massage. Acupuncture is effective for any conditions requiring pain relief such as back and neck pain, or any in situations where the body needs help with healing, for example a ligament sprain or a torn muscle.

For more information about acupuncture, please click here to visit the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists site (opens in new window).

 
 
May 04, 2015

Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy Gosport

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Sports Therapy Fareham

Sports Therapy Gosport & Fareham

Sports Therapy is involved with the prevention of injury and rehabilitation of the patients and coaching them back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the priniciple of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where necessary work.

Common Sporting Injuries

  • Lateral ankle sprain/strain (most common sport injury).
  • Muscle tears/ruptures.
  • Fractures.
  • Dislocations.
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial epicondylitis).
  • ACL tear/rupture.
  • MCL or LCL tear/rupture

An initial assessment is carried out, to ascertain the following:

  • What it is?
  • How it Happened?
  • What is it preventing you from doing?
  • Is there anything else you want to be able to do?
  • What are your expectations?

From this, a specific rehabilitation and exercise plan will be devised and centred around the injury sustained, sporting activity and individual needs.

 
 
May 04, 2015

Women’s Health

Womens Health Gosport

Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Womens Health Fareham

Womens Health Physiotherapy is a therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor.

Shockingly 1 in 3 women experience women’s health problems during their lifetime. However many endure these problems, often for years, either too embarrassed to seek help or unawar that there are treatments available.

From incontinence to prolapse or pelvic pain, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure symptoms.

Who will you see?

You will see our post graduate trained specialist physiotherapist, Jenny Cooper who is absolutely passionate about helping women resolve these problems and significantly improve their quality of  life.

Possible Outcomes

Women’s health physiotherapy can have a number of positive outcomes and for some it can be life-changing. It can help women to:

  • reduce pain
  • restore and/or improve function
  • be more active and exercise with confidence
  • remain dry on coughing or sneezing
  • hold on instead of having to rush to the toilet
  • cut down the frequency of visits to the toilet
  • manage prolapse symptoms and reduce any feelings of discomfort
  • take control of bowel problems
  • resolve certain kinds of sexual dysfunction
  • improve the quality of their lives

What can I expect?

  • Your assessment will depend upon your symptoms. We will start by taking a full and detailed history, which will require you to talk openly with the therapist about your symptoms

 

  • Bladder Diaries will be issued as part of the treatment, this allows us to know what it is like to spend 3 days with your bladder and helps build a clinical picture

 

  • Physical Assessment, we will look at your posture, your spine and pelvic movements

 

  • Rehab Plan, it is not a quick fix, it can take 3 months to make changes

 

  • Pelvic Floor Examination – the assessment may include an internal examination, it only takes a couple of minutes and can be stopped at any time.

 

  • Could also include – checking the skin on vulva and vagina, sensation testing and assessing for weakness, resting muscle tone and co-ordination.

 

 

 

 
 
May 04, 2015

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