Physio & Massage

Physiotherapy at Flow

Flow offers a range of Physiotherapy techniques, from ‘hands-on’, such as soft tissue mobilisation and massage, to exercise programmes and advice on the management of long-term conditions, ergonomic and postural advice.

At Flow we feel it is really important to assess each client fully, identifying relevant issues relating to your pain and addressing these with you, ensuring you understand each step. Although manual techniques can be beneficial, be prepared to get up and move with Flow – it’s what we are designed to do. Our job is to help you understand why rehabilitation is so important and work with you in achieving your goals.

Knowing how best to look after and make the most of our body in day-to-day life can not only help minimise and reduce pain/injury, but also enhance a sense of general wellbeing.

Many musculoskeletal conditions can benefit from Physiotherapy; from strains and sprains to arthritis and from fractures to back pain. We avoid listing conditions and treatments on the website, as we believe it is important to assess each individual and tailor advice to this. For more information on whether physiotherapy may benefit you, please get in touch.

Please note we are able to accept clients with private health insurance, including BUPA, Vitality Health, Aviva and many more. Please get in touch for more information.


Your First Appointment

Your first appointment will last up to an hour.  The initial part of the assessment will be a discussion regarding what has brought you to Flow.  Knowledge of your relevant past medical history and current medication will ensure that the assessment takes all factors into account.  We will discuss what aggravates your pain and when you might experience pain; it may be beneficial to note down when you notice your problem.

For the second part of your assessment, you may be asked to undress to a level that will enable a physical assessment of your problem.  You are therefore advised to bring appropriate clothing; such as shorts, loose fitting clothing and a camisole top for ladies.

Following the assessment, we will discuss the findings, offer diagnoses where possible and create a plan with you.  Typically this will involve manual and exercise-based treatment as well as ‘homework’ and advice on how you may be able to optimise the management of your pain or symptoms.  It may be that you only require one appointment, you may require more.  At Flow we promise to be honest about our clinical impression and how often/much input you may benefit from: we will never ask you to block book sessions in advance.


What to Bring

For your first appointment, we recommend that you bring:

* Loose fitting clothing (shorts and a camisole top for ladies is recommended)
* Trainers (if appropriate)
* A list of your current medication and relevant past medical history
* Any medical reports such as previous treatments, diagnoses or imaging (X-ray/MRI reports)

About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy could be described as an umbrella term for a number of different ways to facilitate, restore and build confidence in movement within the body.

At Flow the focus in on musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.  Experience and knowledge from working within other areas of physiotherapy, such as; neurological rehabilitation, pain management and orthopaedics facilitates autonomy of practice in the management of clients through taking into consideration other health conditions.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial at any stage in life. It can teach us a lot about our bodies; through understanding how we move and learning how we can look after ourselves.

Treatment can be offered in many forms and new techniques are always evolving, which can be confusing when trying to choose a Physiotherapist. It is important to match a client’s expectations with what physiotherapy can offer. If a client comes to Flow with specific expectations and these are not acknowledged then this may lead to difficulty in managing the problem. Therefore we believe clear, honest communication is key.