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Our Services

Harbourside Physiotherapy offers a wide range of services with our team of specialist Physiotherapists and Sport rehabilitation Therapist to clients in Newlyn and throughout West Cornwall

We provide a detailed initial assessment, taking time to understand your problems and goals. We will provide evidence based treatment and rehabilitation along side personal home based exercise programmes and advice to help you to achieve your goals

What to expect during your first appointment

  • At your initial appointment, your Physiotherapist will spend 10-15 minutes talking to you about your problem, how it started, what makes it better & worse.

  • They will also need to find out about your medical history & any medications you are on.

  • Your Physio will then do a thorough physical examination & aim to get you started on a treatment programme. 

  • This will likely include a combination of manual therapy, advice & exercise prescription. 

  • You may also be advised on hydrotherapy or exercise classes

 

Musculoskeletal 
Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Holistic Pain Assessment

Hydrotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy

Sports Rehab Therapy

Rheumatology Physiotherapy

Knee Braces

Domiciliary Physiotherapy
(Physio at home)

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

Musculoskeletal physio is the treatment of a wide range of injuries, disorders and diseases that affect joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. With a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, our physiotherapists are able to analyse the causes of pain and Injury and provide effective treatment to improve symptoms

The initial consultation will provide a comprehensive assessment of movement with specific testing of structures that may be involved and other functional tests. The physiotherapist will explain the causes of your pain and discuss how best to manage the problem. Treatment is likely to include joint and spinal mobilisation, myofascial release and deep tissue massage, exercise prescription, advice and graded rehabilitation.

 

Our team has wealth of experience in treating. 

  • Back and Neck pain

  • Whiplash and pain following accidents

  • Tendon injuries (eg achilles tendonitis, plantarfasciitis)

  • Muscle pain and injuries

  • Ligament injuries (eg ankle sprains)

  • Joint pain and stiffness (eg. osteoarthritis) 

  • Repetitive strain injuries (eg Tennis Elbow)

  • Nerve pain (eg Sciatica)

  • Sports and work related injuries 

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Neurological  Physiotherapy

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Neurological Physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy focusing on individuals with a neurological condition such as Stroke, Head Injury, Spinal Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or any condition that affects the Brain, spinal cord and nerves affecting a person’s ability to function. Neurological physiotherapy utilises the brain and nervous system’s ability to adapt or relearn by using differing techniques and approaches.

An initial assessment will identify how your neurological condition affects you whether it is weakness, changes in muscle tone, sensory loss, coordination, reduced balance, difficulty walking and how it affects your everyday life. From this assessment we will identify a rehabilitation plan that will help you achieve your goals whether it is to maintain or improve function with the aim to maximise your potential. Treatment will include promotion of normal movement, strengthening, management of muscle tone, pain management, self-maintenance, advice on equipment, supports and braces, gait re-education, hydrotherapy and fatigue management.

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Rheumatology  Physiotherapy

Rheumatological conditions are autoimmune diseases which can cause inflammation to joints, muscles and soft tissue. 

 

Here at Harbourside, our Rheumatology Physiotherapist offers specialist assessment and management of rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease, and osteoarthritis. Together, we can develop bespoke treatment, exercise and rehabilitation plans, in line with current research and guidelines. Our main aims are to help you to live well alongside your inflammatory condition. We will work with you, to improve your strength, function and mobility while working towards your rehabilitation goals.  Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have a long-standing condition, we can help!

 

We also offer expert advice and management plans for fibromyalgia and hypermobility spectrum disorder

HYDROTHERAPY

We provide Hydrotherapy ( Aquatic Physiotherapy) in our purpose built hydrotherapy pool to treat patients with a range of neurological conditions and more general rehabilitation needs. the buoyancy of the water gives people the ability to move more easily, and is a gradual yet effective way to improve your mobility, strength and balance and can help reduce pain and muscle spasms. 

 

Our salt water chlorinated pool is maintained at 34 degrees and is equipped with a hoist for those clients that need help to enter and exit the pool .

 There is evidence that hydrotherapy can improve range of movement and mobility, reduce pain and stiffness and make exercising more comfortable. Hydrotherapy can give patients a huge sense of achievement and independence in enabling functional tasks and activities not achievable on land 

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Hydrotherapy is great for people with:

  • Neurological conditions 

  • Rheumatlological conditions

  • joint conditions including osteoarthritis

  • Reduced mobility and balance

  • Post orthopaedic surgery and fractures

  • pain and stiffness

MASSAGE

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The majority of Massage at Harbourside Physiotherapy is performed by Claire Rhodes who has post graduate qualifications in the following techniques:

  • Remedial

  • Relaxation 

  • Hot Stones

 

Massage Therapy is a manual technique that promotes healing and relieves muscle tension. Massage has many benefits, best known for relieving muscle tightness which can directly give you pain relief but also relaxes the muscle, allowing the muscle to activate at full function which reduces the risk of injury elsewhere. Another benefit of massage is increasing the blood flow, promoting removal of toxins and helping redirect any swelling to the lymph nodes, by relaxing the nervous system it also relieves stress and promotes a better night’s sleep.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person typically engaged in regular physical activity. It is often more area specific than other forms of general massage. It is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused from repetitive and/or strenuous physical activity and trauma, involving various massage techniques to help aid recovery from activity or increase range of movement (ROM). With an in-depth knowledge of anatomy & physiology, Maia can control her strokes for each muscle and body area, targeting & focussing on specific problem areas that have built up over longer periods of time due to high training volume, trauma, muscle imbalance or poor biomechanics.  

 

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Though many sports people have massage to aid their recovery after events or training, it can also be used by the general public to help aching muscles. When lifting at work or maintaining a prolonged position such as sitting in front of a computer, your muscles are working hard, and can develop delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS can begin 24-48 hours after your muscles have worked and can often be uncomfortable. Sports massage is known to reduce this 

discomfort and reduce the effects of your week at work or build up of stress. Sports massage also helps with ROM. When paired with stretching and conditioning, the three can help to keep your body healthy & enhance the overall outcome of treatment.  

Sports RehabTherapy

Sports Rehabilitators help people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. They help people of all ages and backgrounds maintain their health and fitness, recover from, and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual based therapeutic interventions.’ This definition comes from BASRaT.

Sports rehabilitation therapist have training and experience working with a multitude of patient populations such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, older populations, mental health and more. What differs them from Physiotherapists is a focus on biomechanics and exercise to return patients to high levels of function. Whether you are looking to return to day-to-day tasks or compete in high level sport they use assessment and personal goals to create a realistic pathway for you. This can be in the form of sports massage, injury assessment, rehabilitation, goal setting, manual therapies and exercises fitness sessions.

Domiciliary Physiotherapy 

Physiotherapy in the comfort of your home or in a care home setting might be more appropriate for you or a loved one. this can negate difficulties travelling to a clinic and allow us to identify and address any specific problems that are being experienced in life at home. We can work with carers and families to help achieve optimal levels of independence.

 

What we treat

  • Reduced mobility and impaired balance (eg falls, fractures)

  • Home physiotherapy after a prolonged hospital stay or illness

  • Post-operative rehabilitation (eg orthopaedic or surgical)

  • Neurological conditions (eg stroke, Parkinson's, MS)

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Post-Orthopaedic Surgery Physio

After your surgery or fracture you want to be sure you are doing the right exercise in the right way and be supported to make a full recovery. It is normal to be apprehensive about your rehabilitation but we can guide you through each stage of your recover from early care when you leave hospital to return to activities and sport. Hydrotherapy and our classes may also be beneficial to your recovery. 

We can provide expert physiotherapy following 

  • Total Knee Replacement

  • Total Hip replacement 

  • Spinal surgery

  • Shoulder and upper limb surgery

  • Hip, Knee, Ankle and foot surgery

  • Fractures that have been conservatively managed or require surgical fixation

  • Tendon, Ligament and Cartilage surgery.

Pre-Operative Physiotherapy

Evidence has shown the benefits of physiotherapy before undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Following an assessment we would design you an exercise programme to help maintain movement and strength and prepare you for making the best recovery following your surgery.

Holistic Pain Assessment

Who is it for?

  • Anyone living with persistent or chronic pain

  • People who have tried physical interventions and had little benefit

  • Those with high levels of stress, anxiety or other mental health challenges alongside their pain

 

How long will it take? 

Evidence shows that a 2 hour specialist pain assessment ('empowered relief'), is as effective as 16 hours of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for pain. We appreciate that a 2 hour appointment is not for everyone. You can choose from the following delivery options: 

A 2 hour appointment

2 x 1 hour appointments

or 

A 1.5hr appointment & 30 minute appointment 

 

What will it involve?

An in-depth holistic assessment where we will discuss your pain history, fatigue/sleep, psychological and emotional health, current levels of function, social situation and current management strategies. Together we will apply this to relevant evidence-based topics for helping you to better manage and live well. This includes:

  • Pain neuroscience education

  • Mindfulness principles, deep breathing and relaxation

  • Pain and stress self regulatory skills

  • Problem solving and action planning

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Braces

Harbourside Physiotherapy works in partnership with Ossur to provide a professional fit service for Ossur Unloader braces. We will help you identify the right brace and fit it here in Newlyn.

Ossur Unloader Knee Braces are clinically proven to provide pain relief from knee osteoarthritis by relieving stress on the joint. The Unloader Brace can help defer surgery and help you continue to lead an active life

Unloader 1 X – used for moderate to severe uni-compartmental OA

OA EASE – used for mild to moderate uni-compartmental OA

CTi – for ACL instability or protection

Can be worn post injury, injury prevention, post ACL reconstruction.

Can be worn in water eg surfing

Prices vary depending on self paying or insurance, as some insurance companies have contracts with osssur.

 

Give us a call on 01736 366224 for more information

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Classes

Classes

We provide small classes lead by our sports rehab therapist and physiotherapists in our gym and hydrotherapy pool. Exercises can be tailored to take into account any pain or problems you have

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Balance & Leg Strengthening Class

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10.30am

A fun & engaging class in our rehabilitation gym for anyone who is fearful of or experiencing falls, but also if you simply want to improve your balance & leg strength. A circuit-based exercise class designed to challenge you, but greatly improve your capacity to deal with some of the challenges of everyday life as you get older

Aqua Circuits

Monday at 9.00am

Wednesday at 3.00pm

Thursday at 9.00am & 1.00pm

A fun & engaging general exercise, circuit class in our hydrotherapy pool. A great way to improve your overall fitness, upper & lower body strength for all, but particularly if you find exercise on land too painful or demanding.

Ai Chi

Mondays at 11.30am

Wednesdays at 2.30pm

Our Ai Chi class offers participants a less vigorous route to exercise. Using continuous fluid movements you can expect to improve your core, balance and mindfulness.  We use a mixture of breathing control and relaxing music to create a calm environment in our heated pool. This class is suitable for all wanting to improve your fitness and postural control.

Aqua Beat

Friday at 5pm

If you enjoy music and exercise this is the class for you. This class combines both strength and cardio exercises in a series, keeping your heart rate up and toning your muscles.  

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The continuous movement helps improve coordination, balance, cardiovascular fitness and strength. This class is a lot of fun, and will have you singing and dancing throughout.

Menopausal health

Monday at 5pm

Friday at 4pm

Our menopause exercises classes combine education and exercise to create a welcoming and informative 6 week block. Whether you are beginning your peri menopause journey or trying to be more active through menopause this class will help you navigate the process. 

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Maia has done her menopause training and keeps up to date on the latest research and forums to give you as much information as possible. Keep your heart and bones strong while meeting likeminded people and learning to love strength and fitness

Rheumatology Exercise

Thursdays at 3pm & 5pm

Pool based exercise class great for managing Ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & psoriatic arthritis.

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Strengthening Class

Wednesday at 4pm

For those of you who prefer to exercise on land with have an advanced exercise based class. This class contains lower and upper body strengthening in our exercise room. Participants will also improve balance coordination and flexibility. Each exercise can be catered to injuries or imbalances.

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Appointment Fees

£65

Initial Physiotherapy Assessment

Assessment and treatment

£50

Follow up / Treatment Session

Treatment session 

£70

Hydrotherapy Assessment

Initial Assessment and Treatment in our hydrotherapy pool.

£55

Hydrotherapy

Follow up / Treatment Session

Treatment session 

£85

Domiciliary

Base Rate of a Domiciliary visit. additional costs dependent on length of appointment and distance travelled

£55

Sports Therapy Assessment

Assessment & Treatment of soft tissue sports injuries

£55

Massage

Base rate for massage. Additional cost for longer session.

£50

Sports Massage

45 minute deep tissue sport massage with Sports Rehab Therapist

£65

Neuro Assessment

Neurological Physiotherapy Assessment  

£50

Remote / virtual Assessment

£30

Report writing

Fee for writing letters and reports outside of treatment session 

£30

Private Pool Session

1/2 hour Private pool session 

£10

Pool Mixed

1/2 hour shared  pool session

£12 PER CLASS
£55 for 6week block

Exercise Classes

Aqua Circuits, Balance and Leg Strengthening & Ai Chi 

Insurance Companies

Harbourside is registered with most health insurance companies. We are able to bill some insurance companies directly and these rates may vary according to the contract we have with them.

When making your appointment please inform us of your policy number and authorisation number.

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