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Date 17th April 2020

 

Practice Update – In light of yesterday’s updated government guidelines that lockdown measures will remain in place for a further 3 weeks, we, at Ashfield Physiotherapy Ltd, wanted to take this opportunity to inform any potential patients that, in line with continuing safety guidelines and social distancing measures the clinic will remain closed during the current lockdown. Guidelines from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy state that all non-essential ‘face to face’ care delivery must stop at this time. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everybody and for those struggling in pain or suffering injury only exacerbates these difficulties. With this in mind we will be providing information through our website and Facebook page on some of the more common injuries sustained issuing some self-management advice.

It is critically important that we all take the essential steps outlined to minimise additional stress on the NHS. Reducing referrals into the NHS at this stage will also provide hospital services the opportunity to direct all necessary focus on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, whilst critically decreasing the risk of more people contracting Covid-19. If some of the information/advice we provide can prove beneficial to patients preventing the need for NHS services, then we may be able to help manage injuries from home. If patients do have genuine concerns that the severity of their symptoms may result in the need to visit a walk-in centre or A&E please do contact the clinic to see if there is any specific advice we could offer that may help to alleviate your symptoms.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of those who have adhered to the strict government guidelines and to all key workers who are helping to fight this pandemic, as well as keeping the country going during this tumultuous period. We would just like to say stay safe to everybody and we look forward to getting back to work as soon as we can safely do so.

 

Many Thanks,

Stuart, Nicola and Demi  


October 2019 - In the last 6 weeks we have completed the brand new Cryotherapy Room at the clinic. The new treatment facility provides the Fylde Coast with it's first introduction to innovative Cryotherapy treatment. The room provides a localised cryotherapy unit that directs sub-zero temperatures to target body sites to help reduce pain/inflammation, reduce muscle soreness and promote injury/training recovery. The treatment provides a safe and enjoyable treatment measure to help return the patient back to their fighting best in as quick a time as possible. Also available to help boost recovery are RecoveryPump compression therapy boots and Theragun treatment, providing further measures to help promote muscle recovery and reduce muscle tightness.

The clinic also provides Bodyflow Therapy. This specifically targets the lymphatic system which helps to encourage drainage of fluid. Originally designed for lymphedema patient's, research has also shown Bodyflow to be effective in the treatment of acute injury and post-operatively to reduce swelling/oedema. There is further evidence that the equipment helps reduce delayed onset muscle soreness allowing for athletes to train more frequently without increasing pain or risk of injury. After trialling the equipment we found it extremely beneficial in the treatment of acute muscle tears and will now offer it for treatment permanently at the clinic. Bodyflow is utilised by leading athletes across the world including Team Sky cycling and by the FA at St George's Park. To find out more information on this equipment please do not hesitate to contact the clinic or visit www.bodyflowinternational.com.

 
Over the past few years we have made a concerted effort to ensure we are affiliated with all leading health insurance providers thus enabling patients wishing to use our services through their health insurance the opportunity to do so. We are registered with Bupa, AXA PPP, Pru Health, Aviva, WPA and Cigna. Should you be linked with any other provider please don't hesitate to contact them and it is likely that we will be able to provide physiotherapy services for you.
 
We also offer services for medico-legal cases should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident.
 
We have a Facebook page which is titled Ashfield Physiotherapy. Should you wish to leave any comments regarding your experiences with the practice please feel free to do so. As the facebook page is a live service you will find regular tips and advice for the management of injuries as well as offers for both new and existing customers. As a shameless plug if anybody would wish to like the facebook page that would be great!
 
 
If there are any patients waiting for surgery, pre-operative rehabilitation and injury management can benefit recovery post-op. Utilisation of tailored rehabilitation programmes and cryotherapy treatment can provide the injury site with the best preparation for surgery. Ensuring that strength is maintained and inflammation is kept to a minimum will help boost the speed of surgical recovery. 
 
 
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