Physiotherapy assessment seeks to evaluate your current movement capabilities and restrictions in order to establish any problems that may be amenable to physiotherapy intervention. This involves asking you some questions related to your current movement / functional problems and how these affect your daily life.
Following this a thorough analysis of your movement which involves observation of specific movements, along with handling of your limbs / trunk enables us to identify deficits such as weakness, stiffness, incoordination and abnormal muscle tone. In order to do this effectively you may be asked to wear suitable clothing eg. shorts, sleeveless tops etc.
Following assessment any problems identified will be discussed along with the potential for improvement with physiotherapy. Treatment options will be discussed and these may include hands on movement re-education, a home programme of exercises / activities with appropriate monitoring or, specific advice in relation to posture, movement and activities that may be beneficial for the particular deficits identified. There will be regular review of the number and length of physiotherapy sessions required and this will be discussed with you.
I thought I was doing quite well and improving after my stroke but starting to work with Paul has helped me greatly and my leg feels like it belongs to me again.
Since my stroke in May 2014 I suffered many sleepless nights with constant pain in my shoulder. I met with Paul to discuss my problems and I was amazed that after an hours manipulation of my arm I was able to enjoy a much better nights sleep. The treatment continues with simple explanations every step of the way. Through his knowledge and dedication and together with his kind and gentle approach I now have the enthusiasm to continue to make goals. Each one I have found achievable before moving on to the next, consequently together with a plan of exercises at home, I feel I will be able to return to golf in the near future.
As a result of an operation to remove a tumour on the brain, I lost the use of my legs because of the long period of inactivity prior to the operation. Paul obviously has a very good knowledge of the body’s muscles and nerves and he has been able to activate my muscles and nervous system. Paul’s intervention has been directly responsible for improving my mobility considerably.
My late wife Eileen was a patient of Paul Johnson, having been highly recommended by a fellow hospital patient. Sadly she fought a three year losing battle, having been diagnosed with a Grade 3 meningioma in 2011. During the first two years of her illness she was seen and treated by a number of qualified neuro physiotherapists with very limited success, and when Paul was introduced our expectation levels of noticeable improvement were quite low. In fact he was a revelation and we both noticed an immediate and significant improvement – especially her mobility. Paul’s all round qualities of professional skills, unique ability to find improvements where others had failed, and an exceptional caring approach, were such that my wife eagerly looked forward to his every visit. He is indeed very special, and I am not exaggerating.
Assessment and treatment session in the clinic allow us to develop specific aspects of movement control with flexibility to use a range of postures and movement activities to achieve this.
Clinic sessions are available at:
The Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic
Middle Farm Square
Physiotherapy can be delivered within an individual’s home environment on the basis that it is either preferable to them for practical reasons or that there are certain benefits to working in the home environment such as developing a particular functional skill.
In some cases an occasional home based session can be useful in reinforcing a home programme based on work done within the clinic.