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Physiotherapy Clinic Sheffield

What makes Katie Bell Physiotherapy different?

By having such a large team of clinicians, we are able to work collaboratively and effectively for the best of all of our clients. With in-house specialists for a large number of different areas and approaches, we can quickly and easily get you the exact treatment and assessment you require.

Adding to this, we are passionate about the whole package, from lifestyle and stress levels, to fitness, posture and nutrition. We go beyond simply solving the pain, but deliver long-term solutions that solve the root of any problem or discomfort. In a nutshell, our team of physiotherapists are determined to help you move better, look better and feel better.

Reflecting this attitude to excellence, we are one of the Top Rated Physiotherapists in Sheffieldas well as recent winners of the Northern Sports Injury Clinic of the Year Award for 2019.

Please use the form below to select your preferred date and time for a complimentary physio consultation and we look forward to meeting and working with you soon.

What to expect during your consultation?

After a warm introduction, our physiotherapists will begin by initially asking you a series of questions about your basic health, current levels of activity and future expectations, followed by a thorough assessment of not just the affected area but also the wider body in order to fully understand your injury.

Following your assessment, your physiotherapist will then explain to you your diagnosis, covering any underlying issues, as well as the immediate symptoms, and then proceed to devise a bespoke treatment strategy to get you mobile, pain free and back to normal as quickly as possible. At this point it is really important to us that you fully understand your diagnosis, as well as the treatment approach put forward.

Initial consultations will typically take 30 minutes but are dependent upon the complexity of the problem.

What to expect during your treatment?

Now that the issue affecting you has been properly diagnosed, treatment can begin. Completely tailored to you personally, this could include any combination of the following:

  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation
  • Soft tissue and myofascial release
  • Ergonomic analysis and advice
  • Gym-based rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Sports massage

Alongside your sessions you will also find that your physiotherapist will provide you with plenty of instruction for home-based exercise and rehabilitation in order to get you back to normal as quickly as possible.

What to bring or wear to your appointment?

Comfort is key. If the problem relates to your lower limbs, it would be great if you could please bring a pair of shorts. If the problem relates to your upper body or neck, then we would advise ladies to wear some sort of a vest top. It is also advisable to bring trainers with you in case you are required to complete a running assessment.

Just so you’re aware, you are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member along to your treatment, and please do let us know if you’d rather be seen by a same sex therapist.

Will your health insurance company cover fees?

Most likely. Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness is recognised as a provider for most insurance companies, including AXA, WPA, Bupa, AVIVA, Westfield Health, CIGNA & Vitality. You may, however, need a referral from your GP in order to claim. As such, we’d always recommend checking your policy and giving us a call just to check.

Why choose physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is about helping you achieve your maximum potential through movement and function, allowing you to live your life to the fullest. This could mean any number of things — from being able to train for a triathlon, to simply being able to sit pain free at your desk at work.

In terms of being free from pain or discomfort, physiotherapy can help with a huge number of common issues, including the likes of:

  • Muscular back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic overuse injuries
  • Tendon and ligament sprains
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Disc protrusion
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve impingement

The list goes on and on. Whatever the issue, though, we guarantee that our large team of physiotherapists will have experience in treating it.

What are the signs you should go see a physio?

Whatever the reason for delaying going to see a physio, there are a number of certain tell-tale signs that it’s probably time to stop ignoring that pain or injury and to seek some professional advice. These signs include:

1. Not moving as easily as you used to…

2. Your sleep is being disturbed…

3. Something just ‘feels different’…

4. You’re in pretty constant pain…

5. An old injury keeps flaring up…

6. You’re experiencing pain in other areas…

Although all of the above are pretty strong signals to book a physiotherapy appointment, the truth is that it is always a good time to go and get treatment and advice — regardless of whether or not you’re injured or taking part in lots of physical activity.

The reason being, physiotherapy isn’t solely the treatment and prevention of injury, it is also the advancement of wellness within the body. Often we forget just how good it feels to feel good — if that makes sense? All of us, to a lesser or great extent, have certain areas of weakness, stiffness and discomfort in our body, which we have grown accustomed to, and physiotherapy is there to address these and to optimise how you feel on a day-to-day basis.

How many physio sessions might it take before you get back to normal?

Quite understandably, the first question most people ask following an assessment of their injury is how long will it take to get back to normal. Although there are a huge number of different variables at hand for each individual, there are a number of ways of knowing what to roughly expect.

Firstly, the extent of the injury is key. Minor injuries you might expect 2-3 sessions of physiotherapy; soft tissue injuries you would be looking more towards 6 – 8 weeks, as this is roughly how long it takes for soft tissue to heal in most cases; and more chronic or serious conditions can take 2 or more months of treatment depending on the level of progress being made.

Notably, the number of weeks required doesn’t necessarily equate to the number of physiotherapy appointments. For instance, it is often the case that appointments become less frequent over time, with more emphasis placed upon the completion of exercises performed at home.

As such, your own level of commitment to recovery is key. Physiotherapy is far from a one-way street. Patients who progress the fastest tend to be those who commit wholeheartedly to completing the exercises and stretches prescribed by their physio, as well as making positive changes to their diet and sleep habits. With only a short period of time spent together each week or fortnight, the time spent outside of the treatment room is just as important — if not more.

Are there any discounts currently available?

Beyond the complimentary consultation, for those in the British Armed Forces, please head on over to https://britishforcesdiscounts.co.uk/ and locate our associated deal.

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Andrew was suffering from lower back pain but after 4 sessions he is now pain free! He said his experience working with Guy was amazing! He found the sessions very helpful and liked the advice and exercise he was given. He now feels brilliant!

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I came to Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness with left hip pain that had been there for a long time and was now inhibiting my life and stopping me walking and enjoying life. The experience has been brilliant. Great communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent treatment, motivation and homework. Two post operative home visits kick started my recovery. The best result I have had is…..hip….what hip?! I am so glad I had the surgery and the consultant is amazed by the speed of my recovery. Extra physio with Katie was the major factor.

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