We are pleased to say that all three clinics are now offering Shockwave Therapy. This is a form of electrotherapy, that in recent times has emerged as a leading choice in the management of chronic tendon problems; such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tennis elbow, achilles pain, pain in the knee tendon (jumper's knee) and pain in shoulder tendons.
The evidence shows that it is successful in breaking up scar tissue and calcifications to encourage the body to re-start the 'stalled' healing process, and is proving to be more effective in the resolution of these problems.
Book an appointment with one of our chartered physiotherapists to discuss if this is a suitable treatment option for you and your condition.
Acupuncture provides benefits for people with:
Assists with healing
Restores balance within the body e.g. anxiety, IBS, headaches
Chronic back pain
Our physiotherapists are able to offer acupuncture as a stand alone treatment or as part of your physiotherapy treatment. We currently have two acupuncturists at our Halstead clinic, Dr Victor Utti and Jennifer Lovelock, both of whom are registered with the AACP, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
For further information/advice or to book an appointment, please contact us on 01787 478789.
Teresa Banovic holds yoga classes at our Halstead clinic on a Wednesday.
Yoga is a holistic practice working with physical movement (asana) co-ordinated with the breath, with focussed breathing practices (pranayama), focus and meditation. Classes vary from themes of balance to envigoration to calming, quietening and resting. Please call Theresa on 07970 721757 for more information or to discuss class times and availability.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a low impact body friendly training system which focus on core strength and mobility. Pilates can help with functional movements, balancing the body and general well being, and particularly beneficial during rehabilitation. Other benefits include weight loss, muscle toning, improved posture and flexibility.
Who is Pilates for?
Everyone, regardless of fitness level. For example, anyone wishing to improve their total fitness, posture and appearance, or professional sportspersons using advanced conditioning programmes to enhance performance. First time exercisers might find it a gentle introduction to exercise, whilst the keen sportsman may find it a useful cross-training method and a means to stay injury free. Its controlled approach means that it gives much longer-term results, and is especially recommended for those with back problems.
At Halstead Physiotherapy Clinic, we offer a wide selection of Pilates classes in our purpose built studio. With a maximum class number of 10, we are able to deliver an expert, professional service, with highly skilled instructors, Jo Butcher and Carole Coleman.
Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with both morning and evening classes available. An introductory class may be recommended for beginners.
For further information on class times, availability and fees, or to request an enrolment form, please contact reception on 01787 478789.
Michael Lister MSSCh MBcA is available for appointments at Halstead Physiotherapy Clinic on Tuesday afternoons/evenings for any foot related chiropody problems.
Please book at reception, or call the clinic on 01787 478789. Home visits are available on request, however we ask that you discuss this directly with Michael by calling him on 07974 256 747.
Letitia Cleary recently joined our team at Halstead Physiotherapy Clinic, providing Sports Therapy and Massage in clinic on a Saturday. She has experience in treating injuries from a wide range of sports including: rugby, semi-professional football, basketball and even frisbee. She has worked with the elderly and sedentary, providing massage and exercise therapy for those up to the age of 86. She is also currently the sports therapist for Braintree Rugby Club Senior and Academy sides.
She is qualified in ultrasound, remedial & sports massage therapy, other electrotherapeutical modalities and various taping & postural correction techniques. Letitia is a keen believer in maintaining an active lifestyle in order to ensure optimal functioning of the body and will coach you through your rehabilitation or strength & conditioning programs every step of the way. Letitia also has a strong belief in using massage as a way to relieve the tension caused by stress. A regular maintenance program of massage can significantly reduce stress and tension within the muscles.
To book a sports massage with Letitia, please contact her directly on 07896 145 220 or send an email to email@example.com
Liz Bailey R.G.N M.A.R is currently based at our Halstead clinic on a Wednesday.
As a former nurse, Liz believes a philosophy for life is to be kind to yourself and aim for a balanced work/relaxation lifestyle. Reflexology may well help to achieve this.
Reflexology is an ancient art, derived in Egypt and has been used in China for 5,000 years.
During a treatment, pressure is applied to specific areas on the feet, using a unique method of using the thumbs and fingers. It may help stimulate circulation, which in turn may improve oxygen reaching vital organs and thereby helping encourage the body's own natural healing processes. Reflexology may help relieve stress and tension and the treatment is generally very relaxing.
Treatment lasts for approximately an hour and the cost is £30.
If you wish to discuss your complaint with the reflexologist or to book an appointment, please call Liz directly on 07736 402 463.
Tel: 07974 256 747
Tel: 07736 402 463
Tel: 07896 145 220
Hot Stone Sports Massage:
Tel: 07792 424 061
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Tel: 01255 470410
Hopi Ear Candles:
Tel: 07736 402 463
One in five people over the age of 55 has difficulty hearing. For most of us, hearing loss is just normal wear and tear and one more fact of life. The good news is that help is available for those who choose to find it.
Our services offer:
• A free hearing assessment and consultation
• The opportunity to try the very latest digital hearing aid technology
• Valuable information and advice
• Special payment terms for pensioners
• A professional repair service
To book a hearing assessment at our Halstead Clinic or for more information,
please call 01255 470410.
Hopi ear candles are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and create a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities. It is important to note that the candle does not suck wax out of the ear; it stimulates the ear to eliminate the wax naturally, ensuring maximum safety.
Hopi candles can be used for many conditions including deafness caused by excess wax, congested sinuses, irritation in the ears, ringing or noises in the ears, tinnitus, rhinitis, glue ear, snoring, cold and flu, headaches and migraines.
Prices are as follows:
£30 including a facial to help drain sinuses afterwards
£20 for ear candles only (no facial)
In order to book an appointment or to discuss hopi ear candles further, please contact Liz Bailey directly on 07736 402 463.