Struggling with Pain?

Where does it hurt?

Spine, Neck or Back Pain?

Whether your pain is being experienced as a dull ache or a sharp pain, if it is causing you to avoid moving or making movement difficult, it should be treated.  It may be something has been pulled or twisted by a sharp movement, or there may be an underlying issue.

Neck pain is less common than lower back pain and if left untreated can make your daily life miserable and difficult as everyday movements become painful.

It is important to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.  Do get in touch.

Sports Injuries

Anyone who trains for a sport regularly may at some point suffer from an injury caused by over-use or from a fall, twist or other acute cause.  Knee pain is the number 1 most common pain suffered by runners, walkers and cyclists.  If the pain has not subsided 24 hours after the injury or if the pain is preventing normal daily activity consult  your GP or physiotherapist.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain may be defined as pain which has carried on for more than 12 weeks, or 3 months, despite treatment.  Arthritis and back pain are two conditions which often present with patients who are suffering chronic pain caused by their conditions.  Sadly 1 in 5 people will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives.  Treating chronic pain is one of my specialisms.  If you are at the end of your tether, give me a call and I will endeavour to provide a system of treatment to overcome your chronic pain.

Soft Tissue & Muscular Pain

Any damage to a muscle, tendon or ligament constitutes soft tissue damage and can be caused by a strain or sprain.  Anyone who regularly participates in sport can suffer with a soft tissue injury. Likewise, during the course of everyday activity we can suffer soft tissue damage.  Sprains, strains, bruising and tendinitis are graded from 1-3 with 3 representing the most serious tissue damage.  Do not delay in seeking treatment. 

Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation

The NHS recommendation is for anyone requiring a hip or knee replacement to remain as active as they are able before the operation and once you have had your op, to work through an exercise programme designed to regain and then improve the use of your hip.

I will tailor a progressive plan to suit your requirements and get you back to optimal function, supporting you every step of the way.

A calendar of appointments will be created at the beginning of your course of treatment and I am available between appointments to support and advise should any issues arise.

Feel confident in the knowledge that following your operation you are supported every step of the way.

Women & Men's Health

Bladder or bowel control problems are more common than you think for both men and women.  Urinary incontinence affects an estimated 20% of people over the age of 40.  Incontinence can often be treated by physiotherapy with exercised that help strengthen and improve the pelvic floor muscles.

Intensive pelvic floor exercises when combined with lifestyle changes is the most effective way we have of treating urinary and bowel incontinence.

I am able to fully assess and treat problems related to your pelvic floor. These problems could be stress incontinence, urge incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain.

Don’t think you are alone.  Don’t suffer in silence any longer. Get in touch. I can help.

Mummy MOT Assessment and Treatment

The MummyMOT is a Comprehensive post natal physiotherapy assessment recommended for all women following delivery.

It can be anytime from 6 weeks post delivery, Even months or years later it can be beneficial for you.

It is a 1 hour assessment including:

  • Full postural screen
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment
  • Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation.
  • Screening for any bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction

Aim of the assessment:

To prevent /highlight post-partum problems like Urinary incontinence, Prolapse, Diastasis recti and restore good sexual health.

To educate on functional rehabilitation and advise on return to pre-baby activities /sport/fitness.

Follow up will include:

  • Education and advice on safe baby-care activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy
  • Bespoke rehabilitation programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind
  • Written report the findings of your assessment

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a strong band of tissue which runs diagonally through the inside of your knee connecting your thigh bone to your shin.  Sadly some of our most exciting sports such as football and rugby, skiing and tennis, carry a risk of damage to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL.

ACL injuries account for 40% of sporting injuries and the decision to undergo surgery will depend upon the severity of the damage.

Should you be awaiting this operation, physiotherapy is crucial both before and after surgery.  Contact me and after your initial assessment I will prepare a rehabilitation programme which will help you to a full recovery and re-entry into your chosen sport.

I am highly experienced in rehabilitating patients with ACL damage.

Struggling with pain or discomfort?

Conditions I Treat

Are you struggling with pain or discomfort?  If you are finding it difficult to participate in  your chosen sport, or  you are finding pain in your daily life.  

Make an appointment and take the first step towards recovery

Spinal and joint pain?

Soft tissue and muscular problems?

Chronic pain?

Sports injuries?

Pre and post operative rehabilitation?

Womens & mens health: incontinence, prolapse & pelvic pain?

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What happens when I come for my appointment?

 

Assessment

When you come for physiotherapy, I will assess your problem and give you advice. Everything you tell me will be completely confidential.

Dress Comfortably

So that I can have a good look at how you move, I may need you to remove some clothes. It’s a good idea to dress comfortably and wear suitable underwear.

Treatment Plan

We will then discuss your problem and work out a treatment plan tailored for you. Treatment may consist of mobilisations, soft tissue massage, acupuncture or ultrasound.

Homework

You will also get exercises and a rehabilitation programme to do at home between treatments.

 

How to get in touch

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"Please do not struggle with pain.  Get in touch and together we can decide upon a course of action.

Visit one of my clinics in Darlington.

I offer home visits."

Lucy Bendle MCSP

Physiotherapist