The aim of physiotherapy is to identify and make the most of movement ability by health promotion, preventive advice, treatment and rehabilitation, which would result in maximising quality of life and movement potential.
At Cowan House we can diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscle and bones), including rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery. Manual therapy (hands on treatment) and exercise is used to promote, maintain and restore the patient as a whole, both physically and psychologically, taking into account variations in their health status.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Anyone with a musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) problem, including:
• Neck Pain & Whiplash • Chronic Lower Back Pain • Sciatica • Arthritis • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand pain • Tendonitis including Tennis & Golfers Elbow • Post Fractures & Post Surgery including: Joint replacements, Arthroscopies(key hole) and Fracture Fixation. • Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain • Sprains and Strains • Acute and Chronic sports injuries • Work Related Injuries
WHAT TO EXPECT
Within this time various physiotherapy techniques will be employed to maximise your recovery, including:
• Exercise therapy including specific muscle strengthening and stretching, balance retraining, muscle memory retraining (neuromuscular control), muscle imbalance correction etc. • Soft tissue mobilisation • Deep transverse friction massage • Joint mobilisation • Spinal manipulation • Deep tissue massage • Specific muscle stretching • Strapping • Ultra sound therapy
Your home management program will act as a maintenance program and also aid to maximise your reponse to treatment.
Physiotherapists work with to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs, providing services focused on development, maintenance and restoration of maximum movement and functional ability throughout a patients lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
You'll have an initial 1 hour appointment. During this time we will go through a detailed history of your problem, enabling us to perform an effective physical examination which will lead to an accurate diagnosis.
The physical examination will include an assessment of your joint range of motion, muscle power and functional testing - including a special test to aid differential diagnosis allowing us to rule out all other possible causes to your symptoms.
A treatment plan will then be formulated along with a home management program to initiate your recovery. Follow up treatment sessions will last around 30 minutes. We are confident that we can treat most conditions, with significant results within 3-6 treatments. If after this time you do not have a measurable improvement then we might want to refer you back to your G.P or to a specialist for further investigation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Initial Consultation* (up to 60 mins) £45.00 *Includes diagnosis and treatment
Follow Up Sessions (up to 30 mins) £35.00
We are confident that we can treat most conditions, with significant results within 3-6 treatments. If after this time you do not have a measurable improvement then we might want to refer you back to your G.P or to a specialist for further investigation.
We believe that when considering which physiotherapist to choose it is important to consider the total cost of the treatment to get you better, rather than just the cost of a session.
We are currently registered with the following health insurance companies:
Please obtain an authorisation code from your health provider prior to consultation.
Alternatively, if your health provider has not been listed above, please contact us.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, Dip A P Phys Sport
Jason specialises in the knee and lower body, especially ACL and ligament injuries, as well as anterior knee pain. Further interests include sports injuries and sports specific conditioning.
Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP
Gavin specialises in shoulder injuries, and also treats neck and whiplash injuries. Additional interests include sports injuries and sports specific conditioning.
Qualifications Jason qualified in 1995 with a degree in Physiotherapy and went on to do a diploma in Sports medicine. He is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and has completed his Society of Orthopaedic Medicine qualification. More recently Jason has gained his Masters level qualification in Injection Therapy.
Experience Jason has worked in the NHS and with various sports teams including: Weston Rugby Club, South West Women’s Hockey League and British Gymnastics as the main Physiotherapist for the Great Britain Sports Acrobatic Team. He provided medical cover for them at various World Championships including the World games in Japan, where he also looked after the Great Britain Tumbling and Trampoline teams.
Jason continues to work full time in the NHS as an extended scope practitioner, and part time in the private sector.
He developed an interest in Knees after injuring his own knee back in 1999 which required surgery. After returning to international competition, Jason started to develop his assessment and treatment skills around the knee. This led to Jason working along Dr Michael Radford, Orthopaedic Consultant knee specialist. Jason has since developed the knee service at Weston General Hospital alongside Dr Radford, especially around ligament reconstruction.
Interests Jason is a former International gymnast and Great Britain Sports Aerobics Champion. Jason retired from gymnastics in 2000 as reigning G.B champion, to return to his Shaolin Kung Fu roots.
Jason continues to compete in Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu and is currently the U.K Wushu Open Traditional Weapons Champion.
Qualifications Gavin qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2002 and works within the NHS and private sector, specialising in the assessment, treatment and management of shoulder pathologies. He is an injection therapist, leading the WAHT physiotherapy upper limb team and works closely with the trust's orthopaedic consultants. He is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS).
His experience has enabled him to teach locally with GPs and medics while also presenting nationally at the Royal Society of Medicine’s (RSM) annual sports medicine conference in 2013 where he’s been invited back to deliver further training this year.
Experience Gavin is a former judo player competing at both County and National level, where he received an invitation to join the National Judo Squad. He has also worked with Bristol City Football Academy and as a Senior Physiotherapist with ten years experience working in both Orthopaedic and Outpatient settings.
Gavin continues to work full time in the NHS as an extended scope practitioners, and part time in the private sector.
Interests Gavin regulary competes in all distances of triathlon, focusing on long distance events - completing both Ironman 70.3 and Ironman UK. He is also a keen cyclist and enjoys competing in international cyclosportive events, finishing both La Marmotte (France) and Maratona dles Dolomites (Italy). He enjoys XC mountain biking and spending time with his two children.
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund.