Lifetime Couple

Lifetime Support

Sometimes we need a little bit of extra help to enable us to carry on our busy lives. Here at Cathedral Physiotherapy in Exeter we pride ourselves on being able to quickly determine what assistance you need to get back your function. Some people may need a longer course of treatment, but at other times it may be that you only need a one-off session of advice and modification to your regular exercise regime to get you back to where you want to be.

Click on the conditions below for examples of what we can offer.

How does it work?

Initial assessments

Initial assessments take up to 60 mins (depending on the condition) and involve talking through your physical problems, concerns, aims of treatment, and your personal functional goals. A physical assessment is then undertaken, looking at the parts of the body in question, including areas that connect with it or can refer symptoms to it. It is helpful to come prepared with a vest top/T-shirt and shorts as you will need to remove some items of clothing.

Following the physical assessment you will have some form of treatment - either advice and exercises, or other adjuncts (acupuncture, mobilisation, manipulation, taping, electrotherapy) as appropriate for your condition. I work closely with you to ascertain what you want to achieve, and we will develop a treatment plan together, combining your aims, my experience and the evidence base for that specific problem.

Follow up treatments

Follow up treatments take up to 30 mins, and will involve a shortened re-assessment to ascertain how you have progressed, advice, exercise (including reviewing your home exercise plan) and other forms of treatment as required.

Acupuncture

If you are attending for your first session of acupuncture then you will either need to wait a short time after receiving it before you drive again, or arrange a lift home, as for some people it can make them drowsy.

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