At the Winterbourne hospital in Dorchester, our excellent team of physiotherapists can help with a range of issues that may require physiotherapy. Some of the physiotherapy services we offer at the Winterbourne hospital include:
Respiratory physiotherapy - Respiratory physiotherapy relates to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders of the respiratory system, including long COVID. Physiotherapy treatment is focused on maximising physical function and helping you manage symptoms.
Acupuncture - Several members of the team are highly experienced in the use of acupuncture for the management of many musculoskeletal conditions. This is generally used in conjunction with other forms of physiotherapy to help manage pain.
Bracing - We offer a brace ﬁtting service where we will help you to select and ﬁt a bespoke brace that best caters to your needs. These can range from unloader braces for knee osteoarthritis through to stability braces to reduce pain and enable rehab following injury.
Gait analysis - Gait analysis is the assessment of the lower limb biomechanics, e.g. how you stand, walk or run, to help identify problems in your legs, hips or even your back. It can help guide treatment of a pre-existing problem or help prevent painful conditions developing or recurring.
Shockwave therapy - Shockwave therapy is a treatment mainly used for the management of tendon injuries. It can be used for many conditions in both the more acute and chronic stages such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, gluteal tendinopathy and patella tendinopathy. Shockwave therapy works best alongside an exercise programme that will be specifically designed by your Physiotherapist.
Pilates - Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Musculoskeletal and sports injuries physiotherapy - We can diagnose and treat muscle, joint and nerve problems caused by playing sport or exercising. This includes muscle imbalances, joint pains, soft tissue strains and sprains as well as post-fracture rehabilitation. The aim is to get you back to your sport or activity as soon as possible.