Individual care is at the heart of our approach

A leading independent physiotherapy provider in Cardiff

‘Individual care’ is at the heart of our approach

We pride ourselves on a truly individual approach to care, from assessment through to treatment and rehabilitation you will receive the personal care and attention of a hugely experienced team.

Advanced Manual Therapy –  All of our Physiotherapists have advanced manual therapy skills, and strive for excellence within their field.

Latest research – Always up to speed with the latest developments in Physiotherapy our treatments are based on the latest proven research.

Sports Physiotherapy Specialists – Our physio’s and masseurs have worked extensively within both a recreational and in the elite sporting environment . Between us, we also run, climb, ski, snowboard, play football and rugby. So we understand when things go wrong or when you need a bit of help to get it just right .
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Get Ski Fit! – Prepare your body for your skiing or snowboarding holiday

Make sure your body is in the best shape to enjoy your ski holiday with our ski conditioning classes.

Experienced physiotherapists will assess you and instruct you on the best way to strengthen knees, quads and core muscles so that you make the most out of your skiing or snowboarding holiday.

Find out more about our Ski Fit Classes and the Skiers Edge technology we use to train your body for better performance and enjoyment on the slopes.

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Back pain relief

Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions in back pain suffering. While people often seek out a physiotherapist for back pain, many people put up with long term back pain often choosing to treat the conditions symptoms rather than get to the root cause.

Common Symptoms…

People often turn to Chiropractors or Osteopaths for back pain relief. While this often works in the short term the underlying causes of back pain still remain.

Recovery and Beyond have helped people return to pain free lives as as result of the treatment delivered.

physiotherapy led classesPhysio led classes and conditioning sessions.

Physiotherapists have a unique insight into the way your body works and the biomechanics behind how it moves.

It’s years worth of hands on experience that tells them what needs strengthening and where immobility is interfering with movement.

Targeted Classes

So at Recovery and Beyond we have designed a series of classes, all led by experienced physios who are actively involved in sports themselves.

We have a range of classes based around specific sports and activities like

  • Skiing
  • Running
  • Golf
  • Dancing

Clinical Pilates – We also offer 1 to1 clinical pilates sessions. Not only are you given the very best instruction Lucy assesses any weak points and areas for improvements.

Foam Roller Classes – Trigger point therapy and myofascial release is very popular at the moment. These classes explain exactly how to get the most out this simple piece of kit that can enable you to treat and maintain yourself.

physio for neck pain cardiff Physiotherapy for whiplash & neck pain

Whiplash , also called neck sprain or neck strain is an injury to the neck. With a whiplash injury the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments and cervical muscles may become damaged.

Whiplash is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head , either backwards and forwards or sideways , and often occurs as the result of a road traffic collision.

Another common cause of whiplash is a blow to the head during a contact sport such as rugby or boxing .

Symptoms of whiplash can be delayed for between 1-3 three days after the initial trauma , and may include the following :

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in the shoulders and between the shoulder blades
  • Pain or numbness in the arm or hand

If you are having pain from whiplash then early intervention by one of our Physiotherapists is recommended as early intervention and mobilisation is essential in ensuring a speedy recovery, avoiding any long – term conditions.

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Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Recovery & Beyond is a proud member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Yep that’s a mouthful! While our membership underlines our commitment to sports physiotherapy, it’s our years of experience in rehabilitating, strengthening and maintaining sportsmen, both amateur and elite that make us the most proud.

We have slowly built up a centre of excellence that covers many of the aspects involved in preparation, rehab and recovery in the field of sports.

Physio for Runners, Skiiers, Golfers and other sports atheletes

A physio looks at sports performance in a different way than a strength and conditioning coach does. An experienced sports physio will be able to bio mechanically assess an athelete and pin point pr oblems that lead to underperformance or recurring injuries.

We believe these are highly beneficial to all levels and have just launched specialised classes that help you with Skiing Golf and Running to name a few.

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We’re proud members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

This isn’t just so we can show the logo on our site. It’s because we take physiotherapy standards of care extremely seriously.

Experienced Physio’s with manual skills

It’s not easy to become a physio at Recovery & Beyond. You need years of varied experience and advanced skills in manual therapy and manipulation techniques.

These are the skills and attitudes we invest in. They are also, what enables us to help clients recover from injury and chronic long term pain.  We also believe it’s this expertise that sets us apart from other similar healthcare practitioners in Cardiff.

Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath? Which one should you choose?

Your body is a a highly connected structure, working on one part in isolation is unlikely to yield long term results. Like many leading practitioners we think about care holistically. To provide this level of care means that we offer the full range of manipulative and therapeutic techniques.

For example, your condition may require manipulation, the kind of treatment Chiropractor’s often provide. However, for long term recovery manipulation  alone may not be enough. To achieve lasting pain relief and mobility manipulation may need to be accompanied by joint mobilisation, soft tissue work and specific exercises. Recovery and Beyond are set up precisely with this type of holistic care plan in mind.

Here are some of the techniques and treatments available

Manipulation

The Physiotherapist may use high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques to increase range of movement at a specific joint . This can produce the characteristic click.

This is a specific technique only to be used when appropriate and only by those with specialist training. This will only be used in treatment when indicated and only done with your prior consent.

Mobilisation

Joint mobilisations are repetitive or sustained specific joint movements which are used to relieve pain and increase movement .

Soft tissue techniques e.g. myofascial release

We are trained to use a wide range of soft tissues techniques including sports massage strokes , myofascial release , connective tissue and fascial manipulation , specific soft tissue mobilisation and muscle energy techniques among others . These are combined with other techniques to improve mobility and joint function . We also have two sports massage here at the clinic , and we work closely as part of a team , you may be referred to one of our sports masseurs should more soft tissue massage be recommended .

Neural Mobilisation

If indicated your Physiotherapist may decide to specifically mobilise neural structures , specific stretching movements with a combination of joint or soft tissue mobilisation techniques .

Specific Exercise Prescription

Exercise and functional rehabilitation and prehabititation is paramount in injury recovery and prevention , and is something we take very seriously at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy .

Keeping up to date with the latest research is important as things can change quickly in exercise medicine . Our exercises will always be evidence based and our expertise and involvement with sports teams and individuals means we have vast experience in exercise and rehabilitation .

Strength and conditioning principles are used for optimising normal , functional and sporting movement.

Acupuncture

We use Acupuncture for pain relief and for the treatment of trigger point . Our approach combines traditional Chinese medicine points as well as additional western approaches including dry needling .

Not all of our Physiotherapists are qualified to provide this as part of your treatment if you are particularly interested in receiving acupuncture or have received it in the past with good effect , please tell reception at time of booking so you are booked in with one of our Acupuncture trained physios . Our clinic is licenced by Cardiff city council to carry out the practice of acupuncture by Qualified personel within the establishment .

Electrotherapy

We use electrotherapy when appropriate to either help relieve pain or to facilitate the bodys healing process. These are used when necessary but less frequently than our other techniques as we believe improving function with experienced hands on treatment to be the primary target of any intervention and which responds with the best results