We offer a wide range of treatments here at Life Fit Wellness which we believe all complement each other and offer a complete wellness package for body and mind.
We encourage patients to seek a combined package of rehabilitation for injury or illness and the practitioners working with us are the very best in their respective fields and known to us on a professional and personal level.
If you are considering coming along to see us for a treatment but have questions then please contact us and we will arrange for a practitioner to discuss any queries you have and put your mind at rest that you are making the right choice.
If you would like to make an appointment for Physiotherapy or Sports Massage you can book online HERE
Here at Life Fit we specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. This is the specialism of physiotherapy that deals with back and neck pain, joint and muscular problems, ligament tears, sports injuries and rehabilitation after surgery to name but a few.
We aim to address the cause of the problem as well as assisting with immediate pain-relief. As such we will undertake a thorough and skilled examination which will help inform the best treatment. Treatment will more often than not include specific exercise prescription and may be complimented with manual therapy (joint and soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation), acupuncture, taping and other therapies as indicated. We also aim to ensure you have a good understanding of your issue to help you self-manage the problem thus maximising your recovery and minimising recurrence of the issue.
The physiotherapy we practice is based on many years of clinical experience, extensive knowledge continually updated through regular CPD, and current best practice. We want you to get better and stay better! Read more here
Soft-tissue massage techniques may be used in your physiotherapy treatment regime although more often than not it is only a part of the overall treatment, depending on the problem. It helps to alleviate any tension or stress which builds up in your body’s soft tissue.
Sports Massage tends to be more general or to larger groups of muscle or whole limbs or back etc whereas the soft tissue techniques used during a physiotherapy treatment would target a very specific area.
Do I need Physiotherapy or Sports Massage?
We get asked this a lot! In its simplest form if you have got pain it is probably best to get physiotherapy as it involves a more thorough assessment to identify the source of the pain and why you are sore.
If you are tight or achy then a Sports Massage may help but if the problem continues to persist then a more in-depth assessment for physiotherapy may help identify why you are getting tight all the time.
It’s not just sports biased patients who can benefit from sports massage. If you are in a very physical job then a regular massage treatment could help with those niggles that are inherent with your occupation.
Please feel free to call and discuss with one of the physiotherapists if you are in any doubt as to which treatment you may need.
Musculoskeletal injection therapy involves the injection of a substance directly within an area of the body affected by certain conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Typically the substances injected are steroids (corticosteroids / ‘cortisone’) and/or local anaesthetic. Other substances can be injected and hyaluronic acid (i.e. Ostenil) has increasing evidence to support its use in osteoarthritis.
The injection clinic at Life Fit Wellness offers steroid and hyaluronic acid injections and is delivered by Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr. Injections can be effective as part of a comprehensive management for many musculoskeletal conditions but may not be suitable for everyone. Often an injection can be a useful addition to a thorough rehabilitation program and therefore every effort is made to facilitate a seamless package of care alongside your physiotherapist where indicated. Read more...
The Pelvic Health Clinic, run by Clinical Specialist Kate Leishman, offers a highly specialist physiotherapy service for issues related to pelvic dysfunction. Therapists working in this field are highly trained to assess and manage problems relating to the pelvic floor muscles, as well as physical symptoms linked to pregnancy, childbirth and gynaecological surgery. Read more...
Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Dietitians are statutorily regulated, with a protected title and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. The spectrum of environments in which dietitians practise is broad and includes the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, non-government organisations and national and local government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government to local communities and individuals.
The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Care Professions Council.
Clinical Psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on health and clinical issues. Science, theory and clinical knowledge are used with people who have difficulties or are in distress, to help them build and develop better health and well-being.
Clinical Psychologists are very well trained and highly specialised practitioners. Most qualified Clinical Psychologists practice their profession in the NHS or in private healthcare. Clinical Psychologists are regulated by two professional bodies – the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). When a Clinical Psychologist is HCPC registered and BPS chartered, it is a hallmark of their professional competence, experience and quality.
A Clinical Psychologist will talk to you, listen and ask questions. As they are doing this, they are using their clinical knowledge of people in similar situations, scientific background, and understanding of psychological theory, to help them understand you and your specific problems, issues and concerns. Once they understand these areas, they will be able to formulate a plan, and develop strategies with you that can help you deal with and address those issues and thereby improve specific areas of health or well-being. Clinical Psychologists deal with a wide range of mental and physical health problems including:
- Anxiety disorders (phobias, OCD, PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
- Grief & Bereavement
- Pain & Health Psychology
- Personality Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Sexuality & Sexual Health
- Sleep problems
- Stress related problems
- Suicidality/self harm
With most of the above problems, there is a very strong scientific evidence base for the use of psychological therapies and treatments. Often, working with a Clinical Psychologist will be the most effective evidence based approach.