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Reduce your pain
Living with pain isn’t much fun but according to physiotherapist, Chris Horner, there’s no need to suffer in silence or indeed, suffer at all.
Chris founded Holme Valley Clinic on Church Street almost three decades ago. Since then he’s helped people of all ages to improve their physical quality of life, and to reduce and even eliminate pain completely. Whether it’s long-term chronic condition or a short-term injury the principle is the same, as Chris explained:
“If the pain is caused by a physical problem – in other words, wear and tear or injury to your bones, joints and muscles – then physiotherapy can help. With some conditions, we might not be able to cure the underlying problem, such as arthritis, but we can make sure that everything else is working properly, which reduces the pain to manageable levels.”
As with any medical condition, Chris advises people to seek treatment, sooner rather than later.
Choose Physio First
Visiting Holme Valley Clinic can be a faster route to recovery than a GP appointment, for anyone suffering physical pain.
The traditional GP route often involves weeks if not months of delay before receiving physiotherapy by which time the injury or condition can worsen. Make an appointment with Chris and his team however, and you could receive targeted treatment from the right specialist in days, which often makes recovery faster and more effective.
If the issue won’t respond to physiotherapy Chris and his team will quickly refer you to the relevant specialists.
A pain in the neck? Or back?
When it comes to musculoskeletal pain, Chris has pretty much seen – and treated – it all. He’s a specialist in spinal conditions, neck and back pain and, as a former physio for two top-flight rugby league teams, is also extremely experienced in sports and soft tissue injuries too.
Physiotherapy isn’t necessarily a long-term treatment. Many of Chris’s clients with mild injuries or conditions, require only one or two appointments supported by rehabilitation exercises. It might take a few sessions to resolve more severe injuries or complicated conditions but often it’s only clients with chronic conditions that need ongoing ‘top-up’ treatments to keep pain at manageable levels.
Prevention is better than cure
If you’re one of those people who think that physiotherapy can only help you to recover from an operation, then think again. Recovery can be faster and more effective if you have physio before the operation too.
It’s worth having a chat with Chris and his team, particularly if you’re considering knee, hip or shoulder surgery. Making sure that everything around the joint is healthy and working well before surgery, gives you a better chance of being up and about much quicker afterwards.
The next time you’re in pain, don’t put it down to old age, or a sporting niggle. Instead, make an appointment with Chris and take the first step towards a better quality of life.