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Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy revolves around a consultation to understand from your perspective about the challenges your facing. This also involves a physical assessment, treatment, and guidance to help you self-manage the issue/s. These active management approaches include exercises, physical tasks with education, passive treatments are integrated depending on their justified need.  

We aim is to support you to feel better, by helping with pain management, improve the way you move and function, leading to improved quality of life. Our experienced team has worked extensively with the general population, sports performers, health/fitness enthusiasts from all levels of ability across a wealth of disciplines.

Move better, perform better, has been our mantra since 2017, continually refining our skills and adapting our approaches to support you to achieve your goals. The Sussex Movement team has worked in a variety of settings, including professional sport.

A common mistake with exercise-based rehabilitation programs is insufficient planning of exercise progressions, leading to suboptimal management. Our role is to cultivate your engagement so you can transition across the progressions, developing the confidence and knowledge to self-manage over time. The goal is to provide comprehensive, educational  and tailored physiotherapy management, with 'you' at the centre of the shared decision-making process. We avoid the over reliance of 'passive' treatments - by promoting empowerment of adopting an 'active approach' to your management. 

Physiotherapy may be appropriate for the following situations:

  • Muscle and joint aches, bruising and swelling  

  • Muscle and/or tendon strains for all joints or muscles eg., rotator cuff, biceps, quadriceps, gastrocnemius (calves)  

  • Back and/or neck pain eg., osteoarthritis, radicular pain (sciatica), nerve pain

  • Post-operative surgery, including hip, knee, shoulder joint replacement, or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

  • Broken bones eg., fractures

  • Falls and balance problems

Sussex Movement Clinic Lower Back Pain Classes

 

These physiotherapy classes have been designed to help people better manage your lower back pain.
 

What are the benefits of exercises classes for back pain?

 

  • Education around specific topics related to low back pain  

  • Self-manage your symptoms

  • Reduce feelings of depression and frustration often associated with low back pain

  • Develop sense of being in control of your pain

  • Improve health and better physical function to carry out every-day tasks

 

The program is not a quick fix or cure; however, it helps you to understand and better manage your pain experience. So, you can get back to the things you love to do.
 

What should I expect from our class?
 

  • Classes are delivered once per week for six weeks (6 classes in total)

  • Group sizes are usually about 3-6 people

  • Classes start with a 15–20-mins discussion – giving you the opportunity to share your experiences

  • The group discussion is followed by around 40 -45 minutes of a simple exercise circuit programme.

  • A physiotherapist will supervise the circuit and individualise exercises to your specific needs.

 

What should I bring with me to the class?

 

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.

  • Wear comfortable, flat shoes (e.g. trainers).

  • Bring a water bottle.

  • Bring reading glasses, if you need them.

 

10 helpful facts about low back pain (O’Sullivan et al., (2020), see here:


 

Contact us to book a six-week course of classes.

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