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The Guildhall Practice was originally established in Birmingham city centre in 1993, and our physiotherapists have been particularly important members of the team since the beginning. We are a multi-disciplinary team of physical therapists offering physiotherapy, osteopathy as well as sports massage therapy. The practice is in Newhall Street, conveniently located within the Colmore Business area.
The ethos of the Guildhall Practice is that we are a patient-centred practice. We work as a team and are passionate about enabling you to reach your full potential. Consequently, your physiotherapist will always offer the most effective and efficient treatment for you and your individual needs.
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Our team are passionate about using the latest medical research along with complementary treatment approaches in order to offer the most effective and efficient treatment for you and your individual needs.
BIRMINGHAM PHYSIO TREATMENT
At your initial appointment with a physiotherapist at our Birmingham city centre practice we will begin, firstly with taking a full case history. This enables us to evaluate your injury and importantly to understand the factors that may be contributing to it. Normally we ask patients to remove some of their clothing during the examination and treatment. Therefore, you may choose to bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to change into before your assessment, if it makes you feel more comfortable.
You are also always free to bring along a friend or relative with you to act as your chaperone. Following the case history, your physiotherapist may conduct further medical, orthopaedic or neurological tests. They will explain the aim of each test and hence the relevance of these as they proceed. Finally, your physiotherapist will explain the most appropriate treatment for you. They will also give you an indication of how many treatments you are likely to need to fully recover.
"THE FRIENDLY AND RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS WELL AS CARED FOR FROM YOUR VERY FIRST VISIT. "
PHYSIOTHERAPIST BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE
We take pride in our work and are passionate about achieving the very best possible outcomes for all of our patients. Our physiotherapists in Birmingham city centre are always determined to get the best results, and furthermore, as quickly as we can.
You will not be asked to sign up for a number of sessions, because we don’t want you to commit to treatment that you simply may not need. We offer a very wide variety of appointment times in order to fit in with our patient’s busy lives. Therefore, the practice opens at 7.30 AM, and remains open until 7.30 PM on most days. We also structure our diary so that lunchtime appointments are normally available.
What Should I Expect On My Initial Physiotherapy Appointment ?
The physiotherapy consultation and the treatment process will last between 45 minutes and an hour. Importantly it is always our intention to assess, diagnose and commence treatment within this initial consultation.
At your initial physiotherapy appointment, we will firstly begin by taking a full case history. This enables us to evaluate your injury and to understand the factors that may be contributing to it. Please bring along any information you may have relating to medication, the results of clinical tests, scans or x-rays that you have had, in order to inform update our records. Having taken the case history, your Physiotherapist will normally carry out a series of tests.
These tests are particularly useful in determining a more accurate diagnosis.
What Techniques Do Physiotherapists Use ?
Physio treatment involves hands-on soft tissue massage, as well as stretching and strengthening techniques. However, treatment is different for every patient and depends on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
We aim to identify potential areas of injury risk, as well as setting specific exercise routines for improvement in terms of mobility and strength. Your Physio can provide a detailed exercise program for you using Physiotec, an interactive software app. This allows us to prescribe specific exercises, designed to meet your individual needs. This programme gives you detailed instructions, photographs and videos which invaluable with your rehabilitation.
Do I Need A GP Referral For Physiotherapy ?
No, you do not require a referral from your GP or specialist to book an appointment with a physiotherapist. However, you may require one if you wish to claim through your health insurance policy. We suggest that you contact your health insurance provider to find out their protocol for your policy. Your physiotherapist will occasionally refer you to your GP or to a specialist for further investigations.
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What Should I wear For My Physiotherapy Treatment ?
It is important to us that all of our patient’s feel comfortable during their examination and treatment. Patients either undress to their underwear or will often bring shorts and a sports top.
Your Physiotherapist will do their best to respect your modesty at all times; and it’s important that you communicate with them whenever you feel uncomfortable.
How Much Are The Physiotherapy Sessions ?
The physiotherapy consultation and the treatment process will last between 45 minutes and an hour. It is always our intention to assess, diagnose and commence treatment within this initial consultation. The current charges are £45.
Physiotherapy Birmingham City Centre
What type of sports injuries are treated with physiotherapy?
We have a 20 year history of treating professional dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet, Elmhurst school, a number of professional ballroom dancers and all of the major contemporary dance companies in Birmingham.
The team at the Guildhall Practice have the experience and skills you need to support you whether recovering from a dance-related injury or to support you in your preparation for a performance. The team at the Guildhall Practice are proud of our close working relationship with Birmingham REP Theatre, CBSO and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire employ Andrew Leask, as a performance medicine consultant.
The treatment of sports injuries is one of our specialist areas. All of our physiotherapists have a passion for sport and we have been actively involved with sports teams, elite athletes.
Our director, Andrew Leask worked within the medical team at St George’s Park with the England F.A.
We treat a number of high performing dancers, musicians and athletes. However, we apply the same standard of care to all of our patients in order to enable you to perform at your best!
"OFFERING THE BEST POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE HEART OF OUR PRACTICE."