What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Physiotherapy with Ros
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I am an experienced and passionate musculoskeletal physiotherapist. I run my own clinic privately as well as teaching pilates and adapted tai chi exercise classes. I offer a personal and caring service and am a member of both the CSP (chartered society of physiotherapy) and Physio First. I have experience in treating people with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from sports injuries to rheumatological illnesses. I am always looking to improve my skills and knowledge to be able to provide the best care to each person.
Most of my physio sessions are run in my physio room at my house in Winchester, Hampshire - see further down the page for photos of the room. However, I can offer physiotherapy sessions virtually via video conferencing such as Zoom or FaceTime if you would prefer this.
What sort of conditions do I treat?
Conditions that I treat include the following:
Joint pain and soft tissue injuries
Back and neck pain
Sports injuries such as tennis elbow, knee problems such as meniscal injuries, hamstring tendinopathy and anterior knee pain, shoulder injuries such as impingement or rotator cuff dysfunction and ankle pain such as achillies tendinopathy
Osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder and hypermobility spectrum disorder
Recovering from fractures or joint replacements
Rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis (previously know as ankylosing spondylitis) and fibromyalgia
When you first attend a session we will discuss the problem and how it is affecting you as well as your medical history, medication and activity levels. This will give me an idea of what is going on. I will then carry out a physical assessment to help and confirm a diagnosis. We can then discuss an appropriate plan.
Treatments may include some of the following:
Education on the condition and self management
An exercise programme I will teach you and which can then be sent by email
Manual therapies such as soft tissue massage and joint mobilisations
Acupunture and/or dry needling
Dry Needling Therapy
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is more of a Western approach to acupuncture. It uses acupuncture needles and occurs mostly into trigger points in muscle bellies rather than into acupuncture points.
Physiotherapy Face to Face in Winchester
Physiotherapy sessions Face to Face
These involve a discussion about the problem that you have including history of the condition, previous treatments and your past medical history. We will then do a more physical assessment of your movements, posture, strength, special tests and palpation to help me see what is going on and we can work out an appropriate plan moving forwards.
Prices as of September 2022:
Initial assessment up to 45 minutes is £60
Initial assessment up to 60 minutes is £72 (advised for more complex problems, multi-joint issues or just more time with the physio)
Follow-up sessions up to 30 minutes are £42
Follow-up sessions up to 45 minutes are £55
Fee's are due within 24hours of the appointment and can be paid by bank transfer, cheque or cash
Why not get in touch with me by email or phone to discuss your needs.
Private Health Insurance
Currently I do not deal directly within any health insurance providers. I am happy to email you a receipt which includes my HCPC number. Depending on your individual insurance provider you may be able to claim some or all of the fee's. Policies and cover varies widely and I am unable to accept any responsibility for the amount you wish to claim through your insurance company. You will be responsible for any shortfall.
Physiotherapy via video link
Physiotherapy sessions virtually via video conferencing software such as Zoom or FaceTime
This allows us to have a discussion about the problem that you have and you can show me some of the relevant movements to help me see what is going on and work out appropriate advice and exercises for you to do at home to improve your condition.
Cost of appointments are the same as face to face appointments.
Why not get in touch with me by email or phone to discuss your needs and booking an appointment?
Covid-19 Safety measures have largely been discontinued in healthcare. I do, however, continue clean touch surfaces regularly as well as airing the room and providing hand sanitiser. If you have any symptoms of covid 19 I would appreciate you contact me to postpone the appointment. I am also very happy to wear a mask at your request, this may be particularly important for us to consider if you are vulnerable.