Coronavirus update - 03/06/2020
We take the health and well being of all of our patients very seriously. We have now re-opened for face to face appointments with strict controls in place to protect our clients and our staff.
Strict social distancing measures in place
Protective screens in place
Increased cleaning procedures
All staff will wear full PPE
Screening will take place by medical staff to ensure that the appointment requires a face to face appointment
Camberley Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will continue to be offering video consultations:
- Video consultations will be priced at £22.50 for a 30 minute appointment
- At present we are offering Zoom and Facetime appointments
- Telephone appointments are also available on request
- The video consultation will allow us to make an accurate diagnosis, provide a home exercise programme and teach you how to apply manual therapy techniques to help alleviate your symptoms
The government's latest advice on the Coronavirus is as follows:
- The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are new continuous cough and/or high temperature (37.8C or higher) and/or loss of a sense of smell.
- For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
If you have the symptoms described above please do not go to A/E or your GP practice. Instead you must start to self-isolate. In order to self-isolate please bear in mind the points below:
- Stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started
- Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
- Sleep alone, if that is possible
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds each time using soap and hot water
- stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
- You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation
- If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online
We hope that you will be happy to continue using our service at Camberley Physiotherapy. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
John Mitchell and the Team at Camberley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Patella Tendinopathy or Runners Knee
This is a condition that results from overuse (chronic or acute) of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin (tibia). Commonly, this is through activities such as running or jumping.
- Pain over the front of the knee
- Pain or stiffness first thing in the morning
- Gradual onset of pain over time with activity
- A decrease in pain once the knee ‘warms up’
- Inflammation and Swelling
- Inability to kneel
- Pain up/down stairs
The Good News:
The good news is patella tendinopathy can be prevented when training with sensible monitoring of training load and easing into new activities. This load is different for everybody and depends on the level of activity the tendon is used to. Too much of an increase in load too quickly and the tendon will become damaged.
The best way to deal with the injury while it’s acute is to address the pain and swelling around the patella. This is done with a combination of rest, ice and elevation of the knee. Avoid strenuous activities such as running and jumping.
Physiotherapy is important to determine the cause of the injury. A physiotherapist is skilled at examining the external factors that could be contributing to your injury, such as: ankle/foot biomechanics, poor control around the knee or muscle length issues. Physiotherapists can also prescribe a graded-loading program in managing patella tendinopathy, provide manual technique to improve flexibility and reduced pain and also administer Shockwave therapy which is clinically proven to improve tendon problems
Did you know that Physiotherapy can help with Women's Health problems?
From incontinence to prolapses, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate and in many cases, cure these symptoms. Most women don’t know that help is available and it can be an embarrassing topic. Why not come and talk to our friendly women's health expert Rome Dempers?
Shockwave Therapy - Special Offer!
At Camberley Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we now offer an excellent new service: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Shockwave for short).
Shockwave can be used as an alternative to surgical intervention, corticosteroid injection therapy and is very effective in treating tendonitis, bursitis and many problems affecting shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and feet.
Typically 3 treatments are needed to be combined with appropriate exercises.
The cost is £60 per session and may be covered by your insurance, but as a Special Offer we are offering your first treatment at Half Price.