We are proud to be one of the top providers of private physiotherapy services in Hertfordshire. Whilst we are a specialist sports injury clinic, we see a variety of people from all backgrounds – sport and non-sport – and a wide variety of conditions from back pain to knee replacement, and everything in between. We consider ourselves physiotherapy specialists.
Our mission is to replicate the level of care received in professional sport, to the general public – whether you are an athlete or not.
We have clinics in Hertford, Radlett and Hitchin, with a range of experienced physiotherapists specialising in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. You can book online here.
What is Physiotherapy?
When done well, physiotherapy restores full movement and function after the body is affected by injury or illness. It also provides mobility and pain relief to those with a disability.
Not only employed as a treatment, physiotherapy can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future by strengthening your joints and muscles for general everyday living, as well as helping address the mental health concerns associated with being in pain.
Physiotherapy is an backed by good evidence for treating most musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions. Our scope of practice is broad and covers everything from knee pain to headaches.
Physiotherapy is a regulated healthcare profession that requires a deep understanding of how the body moves and responds to trauma, injury overuse and poor movement patterns.
All Physiotherapists are required to keep up to date with recent research and guidelines, and regularly discuss studies such as systematic review and meta analysis of research with their peers to inform their treatment plans.
Treatments may include ‘passive modalities’, such as shockwave therapy or acupuncture; ‘active modalities’, such as strengthening exercises for knee problems – or most likely a combination of both.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Each physiotherapy appointment is approximately 30 minutes long. During your initial assessment, our specialist private physiotherapist will thoroughly examine the affected area, or in some cases the entire body, to determine the root cause of your pain or discomfort.
Although we use manual physiotherapy, we also employ assessment tools such as state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning technology and data-led dynamometer strength and movement testing to confirm the diagnosis.
Our expert private physiotherapist will then build an appropriate treatment programme that allows you to resume your favourite activities – whether you’re a sportsperson or not. This will likely include an exercise programme to help prevent any recurrence of injury and get you back to a pain free level.
For example, a typical session for back pain relief may include a data-led assessment, manual therapy, specialist treatment (such as dry needling) and an exercise programme to improve strength of the core muscles and abdominal muscles. Your Physiotherapist will advise if you need follow up sessions to help improve your condition and prevent back pain in the future.
Our Promise to You
We are as keen as you are to ensure we improve pain quickly. That’s why we offer a tangible physiotherapy treatment plan that you can implement to prevent the injury from reoccurring. Bring comfortable clothing (like gym gear) to your session that you can move around in and to allow the therapist to assess your injury.
If you can, please bring along any previous scans or reports of your injury or previous injuries, as well as any pain killers or other medication you are taking – as these may help assist in an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
We are fortunate to have specialists in certain joints and sports injuries, so feel free to request a particular physio, such as a back pain physio, a physio who specialises in sports related injuries or a shoulder pain physio. We also have team members who provide specialist physiotherapy for fibromyaglia and other chronic pain conditions (including chronic low back pain).
For more information about seeing a private physiotherapist and what we can help with, we have written an overview here.
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES OFFERED AT THE CARTER & GEORGE PRACTICE:
Dry Needling/IMS for muscle spasm
Electrotherapy, including Shockwave and CryoUltrasound
There are various types of physiotherapy treatment that we offer at our practice. Specialist back pain treatment such as IMS, Shockwave Therapy for tendon pain treatment, massage therapy, exercise based rehabilitation (including blood flow restriction training, aerobic exercise conditioning and strengthening) and manual therapy are all available at every practice.
See a Private Physiotherapist
Our team of health professionals are physiotherapy specialists and have a deep understanding of medical conditions that can contribute to injury and dysfunction.
If you see a private physiotherapist, they are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Sports Therapists are registered with BASRAT and Strength & Conditioning coaches with REPS (or equivalent).
If you are looking for a private physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning coach or even a sports massage therapist in Hitchin, Hertford or Radlett, then our team are here to help. We are passionate about health and care excellence. If you are receiving care from an NHS physiotherapist, we can work with them to tailor your plan and ensure you can relieve pain as fast as possible. You can self-refer for physiotherapy and do not need a referral from your GP surgery. For self referral, all you need to do is book an appointment.
Using Private Health Insurance?
We are registered with all major private health insurance companies.
We aim to assign a Chartered Private Physiotherapist to you who specialises in your area of pain or dysfunction, however, if you would like to see a particular physiotherapist, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Please note that we specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. If you, or a family member, is requiring neurological physiotherapy specialists, we are unable to provide this – but we do have a range of referral options and recommendations so you can get the help you need.