The promotion of exercise and the careful progression of a rehabilitation programme are key elements of the approach to healthcare at Lifestyle. We aim to
you keep you moving and help you to return to your chosen activity in the shortest, most effective way possible.
Pilates and Yoga
The Lifestyle Studio welcomes both Pilates and Yoga classes. Our sessions currently cater for 6 participants guided by highly qualified professional instructors using both traditional mat work and small equipment to complement the exercise experience. We also offer Reformer rehabilitation on a one to one basis. Please see the website or social media for information about the class timetable.
common conditions that we treat
Sports related injuries
Back pain and sciatica
Neck pain and headaches
Postoperative rehabilitation, including total hip and knee replacement
Shoulder injuries and rotator cuff problems
Work and activity related pain
Obstetric pelvic health
Neurological conditions such as Stroke and Parkinsons rehabilitation
what to expect
Initial Assessment and Case History
Your physiotherapist will take you through a full assessment, discussing your current and previous medical history to make sure that your treatment course is planned appropriately and management is efficient and effective.
Physical Assessment and Examination
Targeted towards your individual needs and specific injury, you will be guided through a range of specific tests to help analyse range of movement, strength and stability, to identify the cause of your symptoms and the requirements of your treatment. You may be advised to seek external diagnostic testing via your GP or Consultant, such as MRI, X-ray or blood tests to aid diagnosis.
Diagnosis and Treatment or Rehab Plan
Your physiotherapist will provide you with a working diagnosis and understanding of your symptoms or injury. You will be guided with a management plan for your treatment and rehabilitation which may include a specific exercise prescription tailored to you. Advice regarding lifestyle modification and nutrition may also be given.
Follow-Up Treatment or Rehabilitation
Depending on the treatment and, or rehabilitation plan being prescribed, follow-up sessions may be required to complete the course of treatement and to help maintain movement, fitness and well-being.
treatment techniques that we use
Joint mobilisation – specific manual techniques applied to the joints to improve mobility, reduce stiffness and reduce pain.
Myofascial release and soft tissue techniques – focused on relieving muscle spasm, improving circulation and easing range of motion.
Exercise – specifically tailored patient exercise programmes are supported with our exercise software. Exercise progression is closely monitored to ensure that you are safely building strength and improving mobility.
Electrotherapy – these modalities can be used as an effective adjunct to the manual therapy techniques. We may also recommend the use of TENS as part of a patient selfcare.
K-Tape – referred to in a number of ways, this multi-coloured tape has no magic medicine within it but, when applied correctly, it can effectively promote circulation, reduce inflammation and bruising, activate muscle and support dysfunctional joints.
Initial assessment – £38.50
(includes 15 minute telephone health check consultation and 30 minute face to face assessment)
Follow up – £35.00
Most major health companies specify the treatment tariff and methods of payment. Please check with your medical insurance and provide the appropriate authorisation prior to attending for treatment. Some insurance companies require the patient to settle the account and claim back but others have arrangements for the practice to invoice directly. Our Healthcare partners, including the NHS, have contracts in place and set their tariffs accordingly.