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0118 969 2299
11 Headley Road
Woodley
Reading
Berkshire RG5 4JB
appts@3way-healthcare.co.uk
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Physiotherapy is a specialised profession aimed at individuals of all ages to prevent, restore, maintain, develop and enhance movement and function.

These circumstances may occur naturally through ageing, injury or disease. The aim is to restore the client’s function, movement, fitness and well-being to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. Physiotherapy achieves this through a process of assessing an individual’s movement and function and using agreed upon goals and objectives.

The variety of conditions in which Physiotherapy has a role is enormous. Most people will be aware of only a very limited number of the types of condition that we can help unless they or a close friend or relation has had personal experiences of some of these conditions.

It is important that potential patients understand that Physiotherapy is not a passive form of treatment. Part of our role is to stretch and strengthen muscles and other soft tissues which will mean that an exercise regime will be an integral part of the treatment and to re-educate patients in more effective and less damaging ways of doing day to day activities.

Common Conditions we can treat

Improved joint range of movement

Increased strength

Increased balance and co-ordination

Increased fitness

Return to normal function

Overall well-being

Preparation for your operation

Recovery and rehabilitation after your operation

Following the subjective and objective examination (above) the Physiotherapist will discuss with you the likely cause of your symptoms and the treatments that can be performed by them and yourself to achieve your desired goal and also to achieve a long-term benefit. The treatment will be individual to you and specific for your condition.

The Physiotherapist will aim to explain and educate you about your condition throughout your session but please do not hesitate to ask throughout your visit if you do not understand anything. We feel it is vital that you fully understand your condition so that you can gain the best outcome.

There are many physiotherapy treatment options available – see the pages in this section for more information on some of our treatment methods. Alternatively, please contact us directly to discuss your individual requirements: 0118 969 2299.

Treatment Methods:

Joint Mobilisations

Mobilising specific joints to increase range of movement and/or reduce pain.

Joint Manipulations

Forced manipulation of stiff joints

Soft Tissue Release

Release of tight tissue and trigger points to reduce pain and increase range of movement.

Neural Mobilisations

Gentle mobilisation of nerve structures to reduce pain such as sciatica and arm pain.

Acupuncture

Needling of specific points to reduce pain, promote healing and release tight structures.

Electrotherapy

Use of electrotherapy machines such as ultrasound, interferential, curapulse and laser to promote healing and reduce pain.

Exercise Therapy

Teaching of exercises specific to your condition to enable you to promote recovery yourself.

Taping

Use of taping methods to maintain improvement achieved and teaching patient how to do it themselves.

Biomechanics

Assessment of your foot position to see if this is affecting your other joints and perhaps issuing patients with temporary orthotics to correct this.

Workplace/Daily Living Advice

Assessment of your lifestyle/working position to see if this has an impact on your condition, and advising on simple alterations which could change this.

Braces/Aids

Provision or recommendation of braces/supports/aids that could help you with your condition.

Chronic Pain Management

Specialist programme of advice, exercise regime and self help management of chronic pain.

Ante and Post Natal Care

We have specialist physiotherapists able to care for you before and after your baby is born to treat any joint pain that you may have and get you back on the road to fitness after your little one arrives.

Not all of our therapists do all of these treatments, and so if after your initial assessment your therapist feels that it is appropriate, they will arrange your follow up with a relevant specialist physiotherapist.

Client Feedback

Jill worked so well with me and I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her - she was excellent!

Dear 3way, I love 3way Physio! Crawled in today... practically skipped out thanks to Nikki!

Nikki, I have had a brilliant introduction to physiotherapy - found that it really works and will not be afraid of acupuncture. I recommend this practice.

...my very grateful thanks. Whilst I hope I don't have any further problems, if I do, be assured my first port of call will be 3way healthcare.

Jo's treatment has been fantastic, she has been of great help. Her friendly manner and approachability is excellent and I would definitely recommend her to anyone requiring treatment.

I would like to thank 3way healthcare for getting me over my various injuries this year so that I was fit for yesterday's London Marathon! I finished in a time of 3:08, beating my own prediction of 3:10!

Hi Jacky, I just wanted to say a very big thank you for this weekend. I don't think we would have managed it without you, your magic hands, and your bag of magic!

My course of physio at 3way helped restore full mobility to my hip after surgery - I'm back to my former, active self.

Dear Jo, Thank you for being so thoughtful, caring and supportive in helping to get me mobile again. It was your positive attitude that often got me through my 'low' times and I thank you very much.

Dear Kerry, Thank you for making me well again.  I have now been signed off as 100% fit for work. Everyone at 3way was very good to me and I do miss the treatment, but thankfully I don't need it now!

Thanks to Jacky for sorting out my hip and neck.

Thank you so so much for all your help this weekend. Your pool sessions worked a dream!... Meant I wasn't stiff at all!

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