Kevin Turner Physiotherapy

                   Treating You Better!

1 Maritime House, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4GD.

Appointments:  07775 72 72 75 

Range of Treatments

Whether your injury, pain or chronic condition has been caused by wear and tear, exercise, ageing or accidents, musculoskeletal disorders and soft tissue injuries can be debilitating. Don't worry if you are unsure of what treatment you require. Kevin will fully assess and discuss with you the best course of action. He is qualified in a broad range of treatments which he expertly blends to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a protected professional title, you have to have completed a degree course in Physio and belong to the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) to practice safely. Physiotherapy is provided to promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion at any stage of life, and YES this does include hands on therapy!

Everything your physiotherapist does is backed up by clinically proven research.

Shockwave

Shockwave Therapy is an emerging clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries with NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines for a variety of conditions. 

Shockwaves are high energy, audible sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing by increasing blood flow and "jump-starting" the body's natural healing processes at cellular level. They can also be used to break down injured tissue and calcifications.

Shockwaves can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to accelerate the recovery process.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a form of mechanical energy, oscillating the tissues to promote blood supply and energise at cellular level, pulling in nutrients required for the healing process and to promote pain reduction. It has excellent results in reducing inflammation, a common problem in many injuries. Ultrasound is particularly useful in the management of chronic conditions and provides a less intense treatment than shockwave therapy. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body relating to the particular issue being treated. These points can be utilised to stimulate nerves, muscles and other connective tissue to encourage the body to release natural painkillers. This treatment can be very helpful when the area is super sensitive and enables progression to full physiotherapy treatment. 

Taping/Strapping

Taping and Strapping is used to reduce the stress on damaged tissue, support aggravated or weak joints, to improve joint feedback (proprioception) and to help in improving postural awareness.

There are a variety of tapes that can be used depending on the issue being treated.

It is most commonly used in sport ,however the benefits are just as useful in normal day to day activities.

Used in conjunction with physiotherapy it can help maintain the longer term benefits of treatment.

Biomechanics

Biomechanical assessment and improvement is an analysis of how your body is moving. Often abnormalities in how the body moves will result in an injury or aggravation. This can be the reason some injuries never seem to get better or re-occur. Improvements are made via education, advice, stretching and strengthening.

This advice supports the initial physiotherapy treatment by providing guidance on a long term self management plan.


If you listen to your body when it whispers, you wont have to hear it scream

A.P.Therapist