Services Provided

We provide Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Sports Massage in and around Ely.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that promotes restoration of normal movement and function to enable people to reach their full potential. Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach looking at the body as a whole, at the heart of which is active client involvement in their own treatment.

Physiotherapy approaches consist of:

Manual therapy techniques

Where the therapist uses their hands to relieve pain and stiffness in the joints and improve alignment. These can vary from very gentle soft techniques to stronger pressures.

Soft tissue techniques

Patient being treated

To encourage blood flow and correct healing in injured parts of the body. This includes deep soft tissue massage, more localised friction massage across ligaments and myofascial release work that mobilises that fascia and connective tissue through-out the body.

Movement and exercise

Patient being treated

We can design tailored programmes for your individual needs to promote recovery and aid prevention of injury. We use principles from pilates, yoga, gym ball and general body conditioning of strengthening, stretching and balance to support your treatment programme. The aim is fluid, free, effortless movement. Your exercises are sent to you by email to ensure you get the right technique with video support or we can print you off a paper copy.

Taping/strapping

Patient being treated

We use methods of rigid taping to support and realign joints, often these can be taught to family or friends to continue their use. More recently the trend has been towards kinesiology taping. This type of taping is elastic and is used to support muscles, tendons and ligaments. It relieves pain and promotes healing while allowing you to continue moving and exercising.

TENS/equipment

We can provide TENS machines which are beneficial for pain control without the need for medication. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

TENS machines are small, battery operated devices with rubber electrodes attached. They work in 2 ways:

  • 1. By stimulating the release of endorphins, the body�s own pain-relieving hormones
  • 2. By stimulating the nerves to block pain signals before they reach the brain

There is a selection of various equipment which you are able to trial; from balance boards to mobility aids. We can provide advice about specialist equipment that may benefit you and are able to order a wide range from our supplier for your convenience.

Advice and education

To empower you to effectively manage your condition. This will consist of strategies that you can use in your daily life to maximise the effect of the physiotherapy and reduce the chances of the condition coming back. For example the use of hot/cold therapy, postural and seating advice, and activities that are safe and ones that should be avoided. Often there are daily habits that can contribute to the development of conditions. We have knowledge of techniques that can motivate you to implement positive change.

There is substantial research evidence to support physiotherapy approaches for the management of many different health conditions.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of fine needles placed in acupuncture points. The technique has been used for over 5000 years. A comprehensive system was developed in the Far East and this was first introduced into Europe in the 17th century. However, widespread interest in the technique did not develop until the political events of the 1970s allowed travel restrictions between East and West to be eased.

Patient receiving AcupunctureBecause of increasing public interest in the subject over the last thirty or forty years, considerable scientific research has been carried out, though much remains to be done. Much more is known about how acupuncture works and some of the myths about it can be laid to rest. It is demonstrably untrue to say that the effects of acupuncture are all in the mind.

Modern imaging techniques have demonstrated changes in brain activity - particularly those areas responsible for the processing of pain and suffering. Current research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body's systems - the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone production, circulation, and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Acupuncture is therefore effective in a wide range of painful conditions and is generally used to treat musculoskeletal pain, for example in the back, neck, shoulder and leg.

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent, non-specific lower back pain.

Sports Massage

Sports massage uses techniques of deep soft tissue work applied to the muscles and fascia of the body. Sports massage has been shown to enhance tissue recovery after exercise by improving circulation to the muscles. In addition it helps to release held tension which can cause muscle aches and pains. After a massage it is important to rest and drink plenty of fluids. as the release of toxins can sometimes give you a headache or make you feel slightly achey but this should pass quickly.

Rehabilitation and Neuro-Rehabilitation

We provide rehabilitation to enable you to reach your full potential. Whether your recovering from a joint replacement, stroke or other operation we can assist you to maximise your function. We are able to offer home visits and have a selection of equipment that you may find beneficial. These events can often cause a lack of confidence, low mood or anxiety which we are able to address using principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. It is important that you see a neurological physiotherapist if you have had a stroke or been been diagnosed with a neurological condition.

Paediatrics / Neurology

We are able to offer specialist input for both paediatrics and neurological rehabilitation. To book these appointments please contact the clinic and speak to Jacqueline Morris to discuss the case in order that the most appropriate clinician is provided.

Contact us today to start your recovery:

Main Telephone: 01353 661039
Email: info@fenlandphysio.co.uk
Services Provided

Contact Us

Email: info@fenlandphysio.co.uk

How to Find Us

Fenland Physio, 36b Forehill, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4AF

We are registered with:

  • We are registered with Bupa (80021801)
  • Simply health,
  • Pruhealth,
  • Vitalityhealth,
  • WPA,
  • Aviva,
  • Cigna,
  • Corpore,
  • Nuffield and,
  • Axa (via Nuffield fusion).
  • There are others so please contact the clinic for further information. CB7 4AF

Remedial and Sports Massage
Physiotherapy
Sports massage uses techniques of deep soft tissue work applied to the muscles and fascia of the body.
Manual therapy
Manual therapy
A hands on technique to relieve stiffness of joints, particularly effective when combined with massage.

Movement & exercise
Taping/strapping
We can train you to move more efficiently and with ease through 1:1 sessions reinforced by specific exercises.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Experienced provision of traditional chinese medicine and western medical acupuncture.