At Tadcaster physio we have a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. A detailed subjective examination will be followed by an in-depth physical assessment following which the Physiotherapist will make a diagnosis and discuss the implications and prognosis at length with the patient.
We passionately believe that our patients get better quicker through a combination of effective self-management and skilled manual therapy techniques. Although a home exercise programme is likely to form part of the condition management package it is our hands on skills that form the core of our treatment package.
All of our Physios are experienced in the management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and are experts in rehabilitation techniques always looking to progress exercises from their appropriate start points to whatever the functional goal of the patient may be.
Upper Limb Clinic
Led by our upper limb specialist Physiotherapist Liane Williams the upper limb clinic aims to provide highly specialised treatment for a range of shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist problems. Where appropriate working in close liaison with hand surgeons we are able to effectively manage a range of upper limb conditions from multidirectional shoulder instability to tendon repair rehabilitation to work-related upper limb disorders.
All of our musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have a broad background working in high level and elite sport. Drawing on experience in the assessment, ongoing management, rehabilitation and return to sport in these environments our team are able to transfer these skills to patients seen at the clinic regardless of ability or level of sport. We have access to a small concrete area outside for higher-level rehabilitation or are able to use the gymnasium and swimming pool at Tadcaster Pool.
As well as the management of sporting injuries we also offer a number of screening/MOT packages for a variety of sports aimed at reducing the likelihood of injury and optimising physical performance.
We also have specialist sports massage on site which may be of use in the run-up to an event, for post-event recovery or as a regular maintenance session.
We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new partnership between Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic and York College Sports Therapy Department.
Students currently working towards a Degree in Sports Therapy whom already hold Level 4 Sports Massage Qualifications will deliver a fantastically priced massage service from the clinic in Tadcaster.
Neurology/elderly care clinic
At Tadcaster Physio our Physio Sarah Baxter is able to provide high-quality neuro Physio either in the clinic or at the patient’s home/care home. Sarah has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of neurological conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
We are also able to offer treatment for elderly care patients who may have mobility problems, issues with frequent falling or other degenerative conditions. For patients with a high level of physical requirement it may be appropriate for our Physiotherapist to make use of a therapy/rehab assistant to ensure both better outcomes and higher levels of patient care.
At Tadcaster Physio we are qualified in the use of Acupuncture as a treatment modality for the management of pain. Acupuncture is often used in the clinic as an adjunct to traditional Physiotherapy methods or it can be employed as a treatment modality in its own right. At the clinic we tend to follow the more modern western philosophy of trigger point acupuncture or dry needling. Dave is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists AACP and all members of the team have regular, post-graduate training.
As a means of both reducing likelihood of injury and improving performance Tadcaster Physio offer a number of sport specific screening packgages.
Runner’s MOT - Physical assessment, in-depth review of running style on treadmill, (p)rehabilitation exercises prescribed.
Golfers MOT - Physical assessment, in-depth review of swing mechanics, remedial/conditioning exercises to reduce/prevent injuries.
Pre-Ski MOT - Physical assessment, assessment of functional skiing/snowboarding tests, make the most of your week in the snow.
Racket Sports MOT - Physical assessment, in-depth review of serve/shot mechanics, remedial/conditioning exercises to reduce/prevent injuries.
Sessions will take approximately 90 minutes and will aim to review specific individual needs as well as taking into account the essential physical requirements of your sport. Follow-on sessions can be booked for progression or on-going injury management.