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What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a practical problem-solving approach to psychological or health difficulties. It tends to be short term, focussed, often with real life tasks set for you to work on between sessions. Based on well established research it is generally considered one of the most effective therapies available.

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The Benefits of soft tissue massage are many and varied.  They include:
  • Muscular relaxation and decreased muscle spasm.
  • Decreased pain due to easing of muscle tension and release of your body endorphins
  • Improvement in circulation and reduction in swelling and tissue oedema
  • A feeling of well-being

Massage has been used by physiotherapists since the foundation of the profession.  It is used for the treatment of a whole range of soft tissue problems to tissues such as ligaments, muscle, tendons and fascia.

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Both Sarah and Geraldine are fully qualified in injection treatment having undertaken a 2 year post-graduate diploma in orthopaedic medicine and injection therapy.  They are fully registered with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy.

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Physiotherapists are experts in the field of rehabilitation. We use the integrated theory of biomechanics and exercise therapy and current research, to regain normal movement, strength and endurance of the injured area and to re-establish normal fitness following injury, surgery or disease processes.

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Active VIII physiotherapists use a wide variety of physical agents to help reduce pain and/or inflammation. We also use special modalities to stimulate weak muscles, to measure muscle activity, and muscle performance.

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How can ACTIVE VIII help?

Spinal Problems
  • Back & Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Rib injury
Joint & Bone Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatological problems
  • Strains & Sprains
After Accident & Surgery
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Enhance healing
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • After fracture healing
Sports Injuries
  • Olympic to Recreational athletes
  • Acute and overuse injuries
  • Pre-return to Sport testing and fitness
Work-related Problems
  • RSI
  • Nerve problems
  • Ergonomics
Postural Problems
  • Assessment & Treatment
  • Neck, back and limb posture
Children's Problems
  • From babies to adolescants
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Growth related injuries
  • Mal-alignment problems
  • Pronated feet - insoles & bespoke orthotics
OBS & Gyane
  • back pain
  • pelvic dysfunctions
  • post-natal classes
Physical Symptons of Stress & Anxiety
  • Tension in muscles & soft tissues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tension headaches
Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation following heart attacks
  • Rehab following surgery
Neurological Problems
  • Facilitation and rehabilitation of peripheral nerve injuries