The Body Clinic uses ultrasound in the acute stages of injuries to help accelerate healing processes.

Ultrasound is only useful when injured tissue is inflamed (hot, swollen and red) which is generally only within the first two-to-three weeks post injury. After this stage, ultrasound is not always effective and we switch to other modalities as required.

We believe that electrotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, interferential and short wave diathermy are completely overused in musculoskeletal medicine. Therefore, we only use them when needed. Most of these machines provide a thermal effect to injured tissue, which may help the healing process. We will spend more of our time with you doing hands on treatment and teaching you exercises to ensure your underlying movement abnormalities are corrected rather than just merely treating your symptoms.

In a small minority of patients with particularly severe or persistent pain we will loan a TENS machine; TENS is a small portable unit which can clip on to your waistband and it works by helping prevent pain messages from injured tissue from reaching the brain. We always aim to get you back in control of your pain as soon as possible.

What We Can Do

Our physiotherapists are highly trained in a wide range of modalities, which most patients will find effective at providing pain-relief and restoring function. Our individually tailored treatment protocols will typically involve one or more of the following modalities.

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Coronavirus Clinic Update

At this worrying and challenging time, we at The Body Clinic are prioritizing the welfare of our patients and staff. At the moment we are operating as normal. Please rest assured we have an increased focus on our already high hygiene levels, to ensure your safety in line with government guidelines. We are monitoring the situation daily, following Government guidelines to make certain that we have all necessary precautions in place.

As we have no idea of how long the situation will be like this we will continue to work fluidly together and according to PHC guidelines to protect the clinic environment for both the staff and our patients.

As things progress, we might reduce our clinic hours to allow for patients to be seen in their own homes (where possible and applicable). We are also working on offering phone and Skype consultations. We will let you know any necessary changes that we will have to make.

Thank you for your patience and support at this time and if you have any questions please call the clinic on 0161 941 5922 or Emma on 07739 694470