For some clients home visits from the therapist have some distinct advantages over visits to one of our clinics. If you have mobility issues, anxiety or simply wish for a consultation in a more private setting, then one of our therapists will be happy to attend your property to provide our services. The assessment and treatment you receive during a home visit will the same process that is delivered in our clinics. It will consist of a subjective examination where the therapist asks questions about the circumstances of the injury and how it affects your daily life. Followed by a thorough physical examination, testing various aspects including muscle strength, joint flexibility and symptoms of pain, appropriate to the condition you present with.
The findings of the assessment and will lead the therapist to develop a personalised treatment plan to address your symptoms and achieve your desired rehabilitation goals. The goals of the treatment will be discussed and agreed with you prior to treatment to ensure your comfortable proceeding. The therapist will bring with them any equipment required to carry out treatment and will make use of whatever space is available to provide effective rehabilitation.
Treatment may include a mixture of hands on mobilisations and massage techniques, stretches and a tailored exercise programme to maintain and improve recovery between treatment sessions. All our therapists are experienced and fully qualified to provide safe effective treatment. If you require the services of a different type of clinician they will be happy to refer you, to ensure you receive the best possible care. None of the treatments you receive will be painful, but you may feel stiff or tired the following day, which is normal until the injured structures progress in their recovery.
Please note that in order to physically examine you or conduct treatment the therapist may need access to the affected area of your body. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing that you can move comfortably in and roll up or remove as required. Wearing a vest top and shorts as a base layer is good planning, but if the idea of physical examination makes you uncomfortable then having a friend present can provide support.
Appointment times and availability can be adjusted to suit your needs. If you have an injury or condition and wish to know if Osteopathy or Physiotherapy can help, please call us for more information, or to book an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. or phone us on 0207 394 0799.
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I didn't actually choose to see Nick - I was sent to him by my exasperated personal trainer, and now I can't thank her enough! Five weeks before the London Marathon I developed a pain in one of my glutes and did what any self-respecting idiot would do - ran on it until it was so bad it hurt just to walk, and the months of training seemed like they'd been for nothing.
Nick is wonderful. He's very professional and thorough and he has a naturally calming manner that will put you at ease. He also clearly knows his stuff - in our first session he quickly identified my problem (piriformis) explained it in terms I could understand (!) and gave me exercises to speed up recovery.
I had three more sessions and they were well worth it. As well as treating the injury he also assessed my running style for any underlying issues and correctly identified previous injury sites. With his help I was able to quickly get back into training and, by some miracle, a week before the marathon I was pain free.
I joked that, as well as fixing my injury, I expected Nick to make me run faster. Well, maybe... Just maybe... The man's a magician! I'm delighted to say I ran a pb, clocked my first sub-3 hour marathon and came 46th out of all the ladies. Thank you Nick! I cannot recommend him enough.- Ros P
A big thank you to Elaine (osteopath) at Nick Castle Osteopathy & Sports Medicine Clinics - after just 2 sessions she managed to work out some major aches and pains I'd been having daily, for over 6 months. I plan on seeing her on a regular basis to prevent any future problems. Thanks again!- Priti S
I have had 2 sports massages with Nick, one in Kensington and one in Amersham. Nick is a very approachable therapist, who spends time building a picture of the type of sports you do and the injuries you have. I have found Nick's techniques to really help improve my performance.- Jane B