There are many different approaches to physiotherapy and sports therapy. Here at Brighton Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy we believe that taking a whole body approach is the most effective way to get you feeling better and staying better. And you don’t need to be sporty at all.
But before we can build this whole body picture, we need to check each of your component parts, applying appropriate physiotherapy tests to make sure nothing’s broken, strained or sprained. And we would treat this first, applying the right physiotherapy and rehabilitation to make sure everything heals and you’re back to normal as quickly as possible.
But, if your injury has been around for longer than 6 weeks (12 weeks for the most severe injuries) then, physiologically, there is nothing to heal. The tissues have repaired. So, why does it still hurt?
This is where our whole body approach to physiotherapy and sports therapy comes into its own and is producing life-changing results for many who have ‘tried other treatment before but it just didn’t sort it.’
We specialise in those nagging, lingering injuries that just won’t go away. Whether they’ve been around for months or even years, the same principles apply:
Prolonged pain is often the result of movement patterns which we will refer to as ‘sub-optimal’. And these movement patterns usually start when we protect ourselves against pain following an injury – and we just can’t let them go! This happens whether we are aware of the compensations or not.
So, we might prefer to sit on the side of the sofa that gives us less pain, shortening the muscles on the painful side, with all sorts of knock-on effects. Or an old ankle sprain affecting how we walk, leading to lower back pain. Or whiplash or other traumatic injury manifesting as pain in your right buttock… Who knew?
And all the events, pressures and influences in our lives that leave us more anxious and tense than we realise, causing all sorts of lingering aches and pains. So, we can end up believing that there’s something wrong with our body and the more we believe this, the more it will affect the way we move and how we feel about our body and we get a bit stuck.
And so, the good people of Brighton and beyond who come through our doors with their unique injuries and stories are, at last, being empowered to move freely and without pain through our unique whole body approach to physiotherapy and sports therapy.
Identifying the root cause of your pain and systematically treating all the bits that it affects takes longer than your average physiotherapy session: Each session is 90 minutes. And all treatment and rehab plans are 100% bespoke and unique to the person in front of us.
You will have a tailored program of physiotherapy exercises and stretches but we will also bring your attention to how you move, sit and live your life. And in helping you to be more aware of all aspects of mind and body, you will start to feel more empowered to improve your quality of life.
And this is where a Physiotherapist (Mark Gilmore) and a Sports Therapist (Jamie Webb) have come to with a combined 35 years’ experience in the industry.
Of course this whole body approach is nothing new. We only have to look at yoga and other ancient practices to see that understanding and awareness of the interconnection of all our bits is intrinsic to our well-being. What is new is that a physiotherapist and sports therapist have put this at the heart of what we do, enabling us to unlock and solve the biomechanical puzzle that is causing you pain.
And don’t just take our word for it – check out our 5 star Google Reviews here.
Shall we get cracking?
To book your first session or a chat with physiotherapist Mark or sports therapist Jamie, please fill out the form on this page or give us a call right now.
If you’d like to understand more about what to expect and how our Whole Body Approach could help you, click on the 9 Physiotherapy Steps To Pain-Free button below.
Thanks for stopping by.
"*" indicates required fields
Brighton Physiotherapist and Sports Therapist Testimonials
I have a huge level of confidence in the approach to physio that is taken here, looking at the full picture and not just blindly focusing in on the area of the injury in question.
I contacted Brighton Sports Therapy because I have RSI and didn’t feel in control of it. It has literally changed my life. They have a wonderfully kind and holistic approach – helping me to be more aware of how stress affects my body and teaching me techniques to manage it mentally and physically.
Brighton Sports Therapy fixed a long term problem in spite of me being a useless patient who doesn’t even know what a squat is. Don’t let the name fool you, they also help lazy idiots!
I’m a London based Physiotherapist who drives down to Brighton for treatment sessions. Enough said!
I thought physiotherapists would just look at the symptom and not seek the deeper cause, but Brighton Sports Therapy’s holistic approach was a detailed analysis of how one stands in the world and how one finds their feet in the world. Life will affect us on many levels and these guys are trained to go…
I searched around (prepared to literally travel anywhere) for the best physio I could find and settled on either these guys (based off their reviews) or Harley St, London (based off their prices). I booked both, saw Jamie in Brighton first and politely explained to him that he had a few sessions to convince me…
Disclaimer: The testimonials on this page are the opinion of a few of our clients. Results to physiotherapy treatment cannot be guaranteed. We can guarantee we’ll be doing everything we can get you back to your best ASAP.
Our 9 step approach to the world of physiotherapy has been born out of pursuing what felt right, for ourselves and for our clients. We have taken a pioneering journey with our clients, exploring those areas which we felt would give them the best and most consistent results. We have followed in the footsteps of the best physiotherapists and master practitioners from around the world to formulate an open system that implements the best combination of approaches for whoever comes through our doors. Key influences have been: