A Physiotherapy session will include one or more of the following:
Cost: £45 per session
Shockwave therapy has been effective for the following:
What does it involve?
physiotherapist will pass over the injured area with the shockwave applicator,
you should expect to feel some discomfort but this will resolve within 24
Radial shockwave therapy typically requires three to five treatments, one week apart for optimal results. Many patients feel the results immediately after treatment and can continue to feel the effects several weeks later.
More chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis require six sessions over six weeks and a further six weeks following the treatments to allow for biological healing changes to be complete.
We live in a world where technology is more
accessible than ever, allowing us to achieve things we only dreamt of a few
years ago. Varney Physio utilises two of the latest ultrasound imaging
machines. These are used in both
the diagnostic clinic and the injection clinic. From a diagnostic view, a standard examination performed by
a doctor, physio or even surgeon, leaves a lot of questions unanswered. When combining
this assessment with real time ultrasound, we are able to look inside the body
and more often than not, get a confirmed diagnosis.
This is especially important with shoulders where it can be impossible to differentiate a frozen shoulder from a calcific rotator cuff, or a partial tear of the rotator cuff tendon from a full rupture without the aid of ultrasound. Once a diagnosis is made, we are able to discuss the best treatment options available and the length of time the injury is likely to take to make a recovery.
Cost: £85 per session including report
Examples of injection services we are
able to offer include: cortisone injections; hyaluronic joint preserving injections; autologous blood injections; hydrodilatation/hydrodistension injections for
frozen shoulders; high volume stripping injections for achilles and patella tendinopathy.
There is good evidence that PRP injections help painful knees OA and it is commonly used by orthopaedic surgeon for stubborn Tendinopathy problems. Because the injectate is the patient’s own cells there is almost no risk of any adverse reactions. It is common to require a few injections to gain maximum benefit.
We find manipulations very effective treatment for mechanical spine problems; for example, a joint out of alignment or stuck between the shoulder blades, where relief can be instant.
The ultrasound waves are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the probe. The ultrasound waves pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local soft tissues that create therapeutic effects that include tissue relaxation, tissue heating, local blood flow increases and scar tissue breakdown. Typically, therapeutic ultrasound is used for conditions such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and scar tissue adhesion.