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At Bristol Physio we provide a wide range of services. Further information about what each involves can be found below.
Physiotherapy is the treatment and prevention of injury and disease by natural means. The aim of physiotherapy is to help alleviate pain, restore normal movement and function and help return the body to its natural, balanced state. But it doesn’t just stop there, as well as relieving symptoms, physiotherapy teaches long term self management of musculo-skeletal problems enabling people to prevent further episodes.
At Bristol Physio we have a wide range of treatment options that we bespoke to your needs. Treatment is individualised giving you the best possible outcomes and why we are not your average physio service!
Shockwave therapy can be used in conjunction with usual physiotherapy to help relieve the pain associated with tendonopathy. It is ideal for Achilles tendonopathy, greater trochanter syndrome and bursitis, rotator cuff tendonopathy, shoulder calcification, plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow as well as other tendon disorders. Extracorporeal shockwave is a non-evasive, non-electrical, high energy sound wave that passes through the body tissue via a hand-held probe. In our experience, 80% of patients report significant reduction of pain after three to five sessions.
All our therapists are trained in administering shockwave therapy and are available to determine whether shock therapy is suitable for you.
Physiotherapist Tony Gill is qualified as a non-medical prescriber. In conjunction with his physio therapy session he is able to offer prescription services where appropriate.
Pain relief through the NHS often involves an extended waiting period so in the cases where pain is affecting immediate function and general quality of life, the ability to access private prescription in a timely fashion can give significant relief.
Prescriptions can only be made after a consultation with Tony Gill to ensure that it is the best suitable treatment for you.
Equestrian - Physio for Horse Riders
As horse riders we are all guilty of paying more attention to the horse and its imbalances and stiffness’s, but what about us? What if we are causing the horse’s imbalance or stiffness by being asymmetrical?
Sports Injury Specialists
At Bristol Physio we have a team of physio’s who have participated, and still participate, in a range of sports. We understand the hours of training that can go in to preparing yourself for an event, whether that event is the World Championships or your first 5K run, it matters to you so it matters to us.
Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage that is mostly focussed on releasing tension and breaking down muscular adhesions brought about by physical activity or poor posture.
Event First Aid / Physiotherapy Cover
Bristol Physio understands the need for highly qualified professionals to cover sporting events. Bristol Physio can provide high quality cover to both professional and amateur sports events, sports clubs and expeditions as well as general sporting fixtures.
Podiatry and Biomechanics
Biomechanics and gait analysis is a way of looking at how people walk, run, and move and the structures that get stressed and strained within the foot, leg and the rest of the body.
Ultrasound diagnostic investigation
Ultrasound is a way of visually seeing how muscles and tendons move and whether there is dysfunction. This can be used in a number of scenarios and can hugely help the diagnosis of muscle, tendon or joint conditions.
Guided injection service
Bristol Physio are able to offer a guided injection service for patients when deemed necessary. All guided injections for joint, tendon, nerve and Bursae problems are done using the latest ultrasound technology to ensure that the target tissue is identified and treated. We offer steroid injections, NSAID injections, Hydrodilitation large volume injections for frozen shoulder & Hyaluronic acid injections for mild osteoarthritis.