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Benefits of Post-Operative Physiotherapy at The Brookdale Clinic

Why early treatment is beneficial to your post-operative recovery

Today one of our physiotherapists – Cathie – shares the experience of one of her physiotherapy Cathie Stone - Physiotherapistpatients who self-referred to the clinic a week after having undergone a knee operation.

We’ll call him ‘Jim’.

Jim had undergone surgery for a lateral release (a surgical procedure to release tight structures on the outer or lateral aspect of the kneecap).  The hospital did not offer any immediate follow-up post-operative physiotherapy and very little advice was given as to how he should progress or how he could expect to feel after surgery.

He was limping badly on crutches; his knee was

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Benefits of cycling - Bike Week 17

Benefits of Cycling – Bike Week 2017

We’re cycling our way towards the peak of another Bike Week here in the UK.

From Saturday 10th June-Sunday 18th June (ok, it’s 8 days but covers 2 weekends – see what they’ve done here?!) people in the UK are being encouraged to dust off their 2 wheelers and get out into the fresh air and cycle.  It’s an opportunity “to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’ ” suggest

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Back pain treated at The Brookdale Clinic

Living with a pain in the back?!

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) have put together this useful little video to help you manage some of those niggling pains yourself, either before or inbetween your physiotherapy appointments.

“I’ve got this terrible pain in my back…”

We see it all too often and if you are reading this and thinking ‘yes this is me’ then don’t worry – you are not alone!

It’s thought that 98% of back pain cases are not serious and most cases will clear up in due course.  Try to keep moving, stay in work where possible and resume your normal activities even though it might be a little uncomfortable.  However, if you are in constant or excessive pain, then booking an appointment to see one of our physiotherapists, sooner rather than later, will ensure that you are checked out properly and given the right treatment plan to get you back to full health quickly.

Contact us on 01565 651832 to make your appointment today.

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Why its good to talk - The Brookdale Clinic

Why it’s good to talk

It’s good to talk.  That’s what people say.

‘Talking therapies’ are the words on everyone’s lips right now.

If you missed the recent FaceTime call between Prince William and Lady GaGa (you can watch it here) then you might not have seen the subsequent exposure that followed all about opening up and talking to one another.  The Heads Together charity which helps to support those suffering from mental health issues was chosen as the London Marathon’s charity of the year with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging people to speak out about what’s on their minds. #OkToSay

People go through tough times – fact.

Some people can deal with tough times – no problem.

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How soon will I see results after IPL Hair Removal at The Brookdale Clinic, Knustford

When will I see results from Laser Hair Removal or IPL treatment?

This is a question we get asked many times by new clients.

It’s important to understand that Laser Hair Removal or IPL treatment isn’t an overnight quick fix.  As with many things (diets included!) you have to follow the rules over a period of time.

The number of sessions needed varies according to the part of the body being treated, due to the variability in the number of follicles.  So, to remove facial hair you’ll need more sessions than if you’re removing leg hair, for instance.  Many people get the result they want with 6 sessions, but others need more, and this can depend on many factors such as hair colour and hormones.

To get the very best out of your course of hair removal it’s essential that

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How Physiotherapy can treat painful ankles

How physiotherapy can treat painful ankles from running

If the Manchester Marathon is on your to-do list for this year, then it’s important to make sure you’re in good shape to complete those 26.2 miles.  There’s no denying the fact that it WILL be a long hard slog!!

Our physiotherapy team regularly see all types of problems associated with running and – more importantly – they know how to treat them well!   Here’s an example of one such case.

A patient limped into our clinic following a run as her ankle had slowly become painful and swollen. 

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New Physiotherapy Skills at The Brookdale Clinic

We are delighted to have been joined by two new physiotherapists recently here at The Brookdale Clinic.

Lauren Bate and James Ross are both qualified in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and can treat a number of sports-related injuries.  They bring with them diverse experience – from treating young sports players to animals!

Lauren likes to ride and horses have played a large part in her life up to now.  She finds the challenge of working alongside animals rewarding, having built up a relationship of trust and understanding with her own mare over the past eleven years.

James is the current Academy Physiotherapist at Stoke City FC working predominantly with the youth teams, and the Physiotherapist for the England Volleyball team, travelling both nationally and internationally.

With the addition of Lauren and James working alongside Cathie and Dione, we are able to offer physiotherapy appointments at a time to suit you.  Our team have appointment slots running Monday -Friday between 8am and 7.30pm – just call to check our availability on 01565 651832.

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Rehabilitation pre and post-surgery

Physiotherapy can be extremely beneficial after any form of surgery such as orthopaedic, knee or hip replacement, helping you to achieve the best results from your operation. What is rehabilitation? It can be defined as “The action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness”. It is […]

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Physiotherapy Knutsford

Physiotherapy is an holistic proactive therapy which encourages people to take part in their own treatment.   About our physiotherapy practice Cathie Stone has been in private practice in Knutsford for nearly 20 years.  During this time the practice has increased in size with more staff, different services and splendid new premises with the very […]

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Sports injury and prevention

There are two categories of sports injury; acute traumatic injuries such as a sprained ankle or calf tear and overuse injuries such as tendonitis, Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow and shoulder impingement. Here at The Brookdale Clinic our experienced Physiotherapists can help you with problems in both these areas.  We work closely with top orthopaedic surgeons and […]

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