105-107 Chorley Road
Telephone: 0161 45... 0161 452 0333
Swinton Physiotherapy clinic specialises in the treatment of back and neck pain, sports injuries, whiplash, occupational injuires and age related conditions, as well as carrying out ergonomic workstation assessments. The clinic emphasises hands-on treatment and as well as joint mobilisation and soft tissue massage, acupuncture is offered. The clinic also has an exercise studio for the rehabilitation of sports injuries, and mechanical traction apparatus for the treatment of trapped nerves. Registered with all major insurers.
Any parent is concerned when their child gets injured or complains of pain, and common behaviour is to offer some comforting words and soon enough the child is bouncing around as usual. However when the child is still complaining after two weeks it is important to take note and take action. Assessment by a physiotherapist experienced with children and adolescents will pick up on the probability of your child having a congenital condition or an injury to growth tissue.Too often such conditions are brushed off by parents and GP's as growing pains. Meanwhile the child suffers unnecessarily and runs the risk of having a problem which can affect them in adult life.In general children (
Of all the conditions that people present to me with, the one which most people seem to be able to self diagnose is a "trapped nerve".Indeed this is a term which is bandied about by both medical and non-medical people. However there are signs which are indicative of a true trapped nerve, which when noticed should prompt you to go see a physiotherapist as soon as possible.The main true cause of a trapped nerve is from a bulging intervertebral disc - this normally occurs at the base of the neck, or lower back.The intervertebral disc is situated between every vertebrae of the spine. It allows flexibility of the spine and also provides cushioning from compressive forces. Like any connective tissue of the body it is prone to wear and tear, stretching, and impact and it can deform. The base of the neck and the low back are vulnerable areas because they carry the weight of the head and the rest of the spine respectively. A deformed or bulging disc can encroach upon the small nerve roots which exit the spinal cord and lye in close proximity.In this instance you will generally feel pain in that area, and also referred pain into the arm or leg. If the nerve is compressed or ‘trapped' there will be numbness or pins and needles, or loss of power in the body part.Physiotherapy should be sought in order to get pain relief. The objective of Physiotherapy is to use manual force to relieve pressure on the disc. Mechanical traction is particularly effective for disc problems of the neck. This involves special apparatus which places stretch on the neck and lower back to relieve compression.Manual techniques and massage are also applied to the surrounding area in order to calm-down sensitised tissue.Several treatments are usually required, and combined with the right advice will have you on the path to full function.
Frozen shoulder is a condition that people commonly present to physiotherapy with. The reason that it is so common is that people are often misdiagnosed by their GP as having a frozen shoulder when really it is simply a tendon sprain or tendonitis.The problem then is that if anti-inflammatories are offered instead of physiotherapy then the shoulder problem can deteriorate into a frozen shoulder.True frozen shoulder is when the arm cannot be lifted to horizontal in front or out to the side, and outward rotation of the arm is very limited. Pain is severe and it is usually difficult to find a comfortable position for sleep.It can come on without injury because the tendon structure changes over the lifespan making it more susceptible to irritation. But usually it follows an injury or episode of pain in the shoulder tendons known as the rotator cuff. Examples of potential injury to this area are falling on an outstretched arm, repeated overhead actions like weight training or swimming, or repeated strain like moving and handling children or adults, even using gears in a car.This problem in its early stages can normally be remedied with physiotherapy. When someone presents with true frozen shoulder the goal of treatment is to apply stretch to the joint, but often pain prevents this.In this instance steroid injection is necessary to relieve the pain, followed by physiotherapy to restore movement. The key message is to address the pain early, treat the shoulder while it is cooling down, and prevent it from freezing completely!
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Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Just wanted to say how pleased I was with the level of professionalism and excellent care received during treatment at Swinton Physiotherapy. The trouble started whilst walking my rather excitable gundog, he pulled on the lead and my shoulder felt like it â€˜popped'. Suffering pain during the following weeks, Jonathan was recommended by my sister who's daughter, a dancer for the Northern Ballet, was receiving treatment for a knee injury, she was pleased with the level of care being provided and the advice being given. However, I hesitated on contacting him thinking the shoulder would get better in time by itself. As the months passed with no improvement, indeed the pain was getting more intense, I contacted Jonathan via his website, received a prompt reply and an appointment the next day. Following a thorough consultation, he put my mind at ease and diagnosed the problem, estimating that four treatments would be needed. Three treatments later, one being acupuncture, I feel I have been given my life back! Dramatic you may think, but the lack of sleep, constant nagging pain and general feeling of being unwell was getting me down. I only wish I had followed up the treatment sooner, and definitely won't hesitate to contact him in the future should the need arise. Janet Jones, Tutor, Walkden 6th Form Centre, 24th May 2011
Ella Green - 21/06/2011 | report this review
After being diagnosed with a whiplash injury after a fall I telephoned Swinton Physiotherapy and was provided with an appointment the same day. I was nervous about starting the treatment and I didn't know what to expect. What followed was an incredibly fast, efficient, effective and thoroughly pleasant experience. Jonathan made me feel at ease with his friendly manner. He tailored his approach to suit my needs. I prefer the more informal/down to earth approach that Jonathan showed. Our conversations during sessions would take my mind off the treatment which could get quite uncomfortable at times. This approach did not take anything away from his professionalism. I found that Jonathan was always flexible in arranging my appointments around my working hours. I am now well on the road to recovery. I can't thank Jonathan enough. Every penny spent has been worthwhile and I would definitely recommend Jonathan to my friends and family. Jayne Anderson, Legal executive, Wardley, 17/01/11
Tracey Cox - 10/02/2011 | report this review
I attended Swinton Physiotherapy for neck and back pain following a car accident. As a musician I was struggling to get through a full gig due to the weight of the guitar around my neck. I found Jonathan to be friendly and very effective at finding the areas of pain and getting improvements with each treatment. My course of physiotherapy has got me back to a good level where I can now exercise and concentrate on my music rather than the pain. Jamie Walker, musician, Monton, 20/01/11
Brendan Wynne - 31/01/2011 | report this review
I was recently referred to Swinton Physiotherapy due to being in a car accident and suffering whiplash injuries. I was in a lot of pain at the time and visited approx 3 times a week, completing 15 sessions in all. Jonathan treated me in a professional courteous and friendly manner. He took time to explain the treatments given, I had acupuncture for the first time, Jonathan explained the procedure and allayed my fears. The massage, back manipulation and acupuncture really helped diminish the pain I had. I would definitely use Swinton Physio again and have no qualms in recommending him to family and friends etc.,
Gwyn Kempster - 15/02/2010 | report this review
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