Physiotherapy Treatments

Chipping Norton Physio provides a comprehensive programme of physiotherapy treatments. The information contained below is a general overview of our physiotherapy services but if you have any questions or would like to chat to one of our team please call us on 01608 645 608 for more information.

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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes your general lifestyle.

At the core of effective physiotherapy, is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life.

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through a combination of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

Chartered Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with the body’s system including:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)

What problems can be treated?

Spinal problems such as low back pain, prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck, whiplash and referred arm and leg pains

Joint problems including arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in the joints

Injuries to muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendons

Sports injuries including treatment and advice on rehabilitation and returning to full fitness

Work-related conditions such as sitting at a desk for prolonged periods or from repetitive movements

Pre and Post surgery including rehabilitation before and/or after orthopaedic surgery (e.g. hip or knee replacements, spinal operations) or general physiotherapy after surgery

Fractures such as treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed

Obstetrics including pelvis and back issues, pre and post-natal pilates exercise, relaxation, advice and treatment during pregnancy

Paediatrics for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems

General pain relief from long term problems or more recent issues

What is Neurological Physiotherapy?

Neurological physio (or neuro physio) is the treatment of patients who have a neurological condition. These conditions can affect the brain, spinal cord and the nerves and therefore the muscles. When the nervous system is damaged it may affect the way someone is able perceive sensory information, to move and to function. Muscles may feel weak and floppy, or, feel very tight with or without spasticity and/or spasms. Movement can become difficult slower, possibly uncoordinated and requires more effort.

Neuro Physio can be used to help improve movement, balance, strength and mobility as well as providing guidance in the management of changed movement, mobility and therefore enhance the quality of life. Our Neuro Physiotherapists at Chipping Norton Physio have a specialist interest and specialist skills in working with patients with neurological conditions and attend regular courses to enhance their treatment skills.

All patients are fully assessed and treated as individuals with the aim being to maximise functional ability. Physiotherapy can be carried our at a client’s home or at our clinic. If appropriate, we can teach family members or carers how to help the individual in carrying out a customised exercise programme or assisting the individual in using adjuncts such as splints or positioning aids.

Conditions that can be treated at Chipping Norton Physio include: stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy (in adults), balance problems, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, muscular dystrophy (in adults), motor neurone disease, multiple systems atrophy and ataxic disorders.

We also run a specialist Neuro Pilates class – please see our pilates section for more information.

Why choose Chipping Norton Physio?

Our physiotherapists are highly skilled at what they do. The initial consultation with one of our team will include a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the problem. We will advise you on the recommended treatment programme and provide a clear plan for your recovery back to health.

We have many years experience and have built a strong reputation for the quality of care we provide. We are well-known and respected within the medical profession in Chipping Norton, Banbury, Oxford and throughout Oxfordshire with many of our clients coming from referrals by GPs and hospital consultants.

Our physiotherapy treatments include:
Joint mobilisation
Soft tissue mobilisation
Manipulation techniques
Sports Massage
Muscle energy techniques
Acupuncture
Ultrasound
Electro & laser therapy
Manual therapy
Pilates exercise

In addition to the treatment programme delivered by your physiotherapist, we will also provide you with advice to help prevent future reoccurrences of the problem. This may include a combination of suggestions relating to lifestyle change, postural and ergonomic advice and a number of quick and easy exercises to follow at home to help maintain your new healthy body!

Physiotherapy Fees

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on the nature of the problem. Our rates are very competitive and we will always advise you of any charges prior to your treatment.

Chipping Norton Physio is a recognised provider of physiotherapy treatments by most insurance companies including BUPA (code 80009380), AXA PPP Healthcare (code ZZ01347) and AVIVA.

If you believe your physiotherapy treatment is covered by your private health insurance, please speak to your provider to obtain an authorisation code that will enable us to invoice them direct for the cost of your treatment.

How to book an appointment

You can contact Chipping Norton Physio directly or you can be referred by your GP, consultant, insurance company or other healthcare professional.

To make an appointment please call 01608 645 608. If it is outside our opening hours, or if we are all busy with clients and can’t pick up, please do leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send an email to physio@chippingnortonphysio.com.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.30pm

There is generally no longer than a 3-day wait for treatment and occasionally an appointment can be available on the same day as requested. We will always do everything possible to see you as soon as possible.

Home visits are also available so please just ask if you would prefer to be treated in your home.

Useful Links

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 48,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is an independent, UK-wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional training. To do this, they keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

Organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice (Physio First)
Physio First was launched in 1952 to promote the highest standards of clinical practice in physiotherapy. They help both the general public find highly qualified physiotherapists and to ensure that all practitioners, as members, have full access to training, latest news and continue in their professional development.

Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)
MACP is a group of over 1000 physiotherapists, who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In addition to their undergraduate training they have all undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Their knowledge and practical skills ensures that all MACP Physiotherapists are able to provide an excellent standard of care in examination, treatment and management for people with neuromusculoskeletal problems.

Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI)
APPI is firmly established as the leading force in the delivery of safe and effective pilates teacher training for physiotherapists and equivalent degree therapists. Established in 1999, the APPI is the only European based pilates institute founded and directed by fully qualified physiotherapists.

Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
AACP is a Clinical Interest Group CSP. Its principal aim is the integration of Acupuncture into Physiotherapy Practice for the treatment of pain and systemic illness.