Physiotherapy

PhysiotherapySheila is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with extensive experience at senior level in the NHS locally. She is registered with the Health Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

Most of Sheila’s patients come to see her because they are in pain of some kind or another. As a Chartered Physiotherapist, Sheila will carefully listen to your story, perform some tests to analyse the cause of your problem and work out a plan to help improve things.

This will usually be a mixture of physiotherapy techniques to loosen tight joints or muscles and carefully chosen exercises which are designed to continue the benefits of physiotherapy long-term.

Often problems have been with us for some time before we seek help and this is where an expert physiotherapist can help to pinpoint the structures that are causing the problem and how to improve things.

Sheila specialises in all kinds of joint and muscle problems, whether caused by injury such as fractures or sprains or related to work, hobbies or posture.

She also has expertise in treating pregnancy related problems. Sheila can help with back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. She is also able to help with problems after the birth and has a special interest in problems with the abdominal muscles.

She can help with ante and post-natal problems including pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy, back pain, divarication of the recti (a common condition where the abdominal muscles over-stretch during pregnancy) and general return to health and fitness.

Sheila has trained in specialist physiotherapy techniques to help with the scarring and tightness which may follow treatment for cancer. Sometimes the scars from cancer surgery or treatment can lead to problems elsewhere in the body such as the shoulder, neck or back, as well as the area itself.

Sometimes people have the impression that nothing more can be done to help, but often specialist physiotherapy can make a big difference.

Please feel free to contact Sheila about anything regarding physiotherapy.