Physiotherapy

Lynn Hammond is a Chartered Physiotherapist ‘ HCPC Registered’, a Fully Certified APPI Pilates Instructor and one of the team leaders at Zoe Hodgson Pilates.

She has a wealth of knowledge and experience from her Physiotherapy career spanning more than 30 years in a variety of clinical settings and hospitals.
Lynn is a friendly and open-minded physiotherapist who will help you to reach your own goals following injury, surgery or for ongoing painful conditions. She has a keen interest in treating problems that are effecting your participation in Pilates.

Your first session includes a clinical assessment, to understand the complete picture and analyse all aspects of your problem including posture and movement.

Lynn will take time to discuss her findings with you and recommend a treatment plan to address not only your symptoms but the underlying causes.

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Descriptions

In this skilled manual therapy technique the Physiotherapist moves the joint surfaces in ways that you are unable to do voluntarily yourself, to decrease pain, reduce joint stiffness and restore pain free range of movement.

It is used to successfully treat many musculo-skeletal problems such as neck and back pain, shoulder and ankle dysfunction.

Fascia is a three-dimensional, sensing, connecting and structurally supportive connective tissue within our bodies.

Injury, trauma, inflammation, surgery and habitually poor posture can cause densification, dehydration and impaired gliding qualities, leading to restrictions in our fascia.

Myofascial release (MFR) is a gentle, hands-on technique using a ‘listening touch’ where the body sense is awakened and restrictions are released, bringing more efficient movement and a reduction or elimination of pain.

It is an all-encompassing approach treating the whole body and person presenting with early, recurring or persistent pain symptoms.

MFR can be used to treat a very wide range of conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches, shoulder problems, leg injuries, fibromyalgia and scar tissue adhesions post surgery.

Releasing the restrictions can allow your body to heal and bring long lasting changes to posture, movement and wellbeing. Self care, fascial stretches and exercise, complement the treatment.

Soft tissues are non-bony structures in the body and include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Soft tissue techniques involve a wide range of hands-on therapies such as Muscle Energy/PNF techniques, Pin and Glide stretching, Myofascial Release and Massage, with beneficial effects such as:

  • Relieving pain and muscle spasm
  • Easing restrictions from scar tissue
  • Reducing swelling and improving circulation & lymphatic drainage
  • Correcting muscle imbalance and dysfunctional movement
  • Improving range of movement and increasing flexibility
  • Promoting relaxation & wellbeing
  • Stimulating healing and restoring function

Physiotec’s Home Exercise programme combines innovative technologies and expert design.

You will receive your own Physiotec home exercise programme with beautifully designed instructional videos, which you can play on your phone or computer. You can also print out the instructions, demonstrations and tracking tools.

The exercises are professionally designed by a wide range of rehabilitation professionals to from a very large data base of rehabilitation exercises and APPI Pilates exercises.

New exercises and increasing levels of Pilates exercises can be added to your programme as you progress.