Conditions treated

Physiotherapy / Sports Rehabilitation

Physiotherapists are clinical health professionals who diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people with musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction. Graduate Sports Rehabilitators are degree qualified healthcare practitioners who specialise in musculoskeletal management, exercise based rehabilitation and fitness. Our Physio’s and Graduate Sports Rehabilitators aim to restore normal function using a variety of techniques including manual therapy (massage, mobilisation, manipulation), exercise therapy, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue massage), acupuncture, electrotherapy and kinesiology taping.

Physio and Sports Rehabilitation can help with a variety of condition and injuries including:

Sprains and strains (e.g. soft tissue injuries)
Muscle Pain/Dysfunction (e.g. strains, tears, tightness)
Tendon Pain/Dysfunction (e.g. tendinopathy, tendonitis, tears)
Spinal pain (e.g. neck, mid and lower back)
Joint pain (e.g. bursitis, degeneration, sprain)
Post surgical rehabilitation (e.g. after orthopaedic surgery such as ACL reconstruction/menisectomy/subacromial decompression or discectomy)
Repetitive Strain Injury (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis)
Arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis of any joint)
Whiplash (e.g. following road traffic accident or fall)
Postural issues (e.g. from sitting at a desk for excessive periods)
Fracture and orthopaedic trauma rehabilitation (e.g. post cast/surgery mobilisation and strengthening)
Sports Injuries (e.g. treatment and sports specific rehabilitation)
Neural issues (e.g. Sciatica, ‘Trapped Nerves’)

Sports / Deep Tissue Massage

Regular sports massage can help prevent injury by identifying areas of tightness before they become too troublesome. Sports massage involves manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically towards helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies. It is suitable for participants of any sporting activity at any level and equally for those who do not participate at all.

Benefits of Sports Massage include:

A reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort
Increased range of motion, leading to enhanced performance.
Decreased muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise or physical activity.
Reduced recovery time post injury and reduced risk of injury.


Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. It can be used to reduce pain via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins. It can also stimulate release of chemicals such as melatonin which helps to promote sleep and serotonin which enhances well-being. It also helps to increase blood flow locally where the needles are inserted and when used in this way can help to relieve myofascial tightness and trigger points. All these mechanisms can assist the body’s healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapy.

Our therapists are trained in western medical acupuncture for pain relief and dry needling, and where appropriate will use acupuncture alongside other treatment methods as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain, inflammation and myofasical tightness.

Patient undergoing acupuncture

What to expect

Physiotherapist in Knutsford

What to expect at your first visit

At your Initial Assessment a detailed history of your problem will be taken before a thorough physical assessment is carried out. During the assessment, your therapist will need to be able to examine the injured and surrounding area so we suggest you wear loose comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement and, depending on the location of your injury, it may be advisable for you to bring shorts (hips/knees/backs).

Following the assessment, we discuss the injury and treatment plan with you. Where possible we try to carry out some treatment at the initial assessment (this is sometimes not possible if the examination takes a long time) but we always send you away with advice and exercises to do.

Treatment Methods

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