The Physiotherapy Clinic, Welwyn Garden City, Herts

Discover our wide range of treatments for physical conditions and sports injuries.


Our Physiotherapists use Acupuncture with a more western approach to compliment other forms of treatment. Research strongly supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief and where patients are compliant it can form an integral part of their treatment portfolio, for a whole spectrum of conditions from sports injuries to arthritis.

Acupuncture can also provide relief from longstanding pain, when all else has failed. Our physiotherapist will assess and treat you for this.


As Physiotherapists we use tape in a number of ways to help with treatment. The effect for the patient is often a significant reduction in pain and as a result it is now widely used as part of the treatment programme. There are two different types of taping commonly used;

1. Kinesiology taping

It is very much a popular treatment and this brightly coloured tape is widely seen at all major sporting events. It is a dynamic taping that is designed to support and offload the following structures:

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
  • Connective tissue

2. Inelastic taping

This offers a much firmer support if certain structures require need a lot of support and is commonly used for certain knee and foot problems.

All our physios here at The Physio Clinic are trained to use taping and will be happy to teach you how to tape yourself. Tape is available to purchase in our clinic.

Pain Relief

Physiotherapists are specialists in pain relief. Here at the Physiotherapy Clinic we offer a range of treatments geared towards effective pain relief. We pride ourselves at using current research proven techniques and all our Physios regularly attend courses to keep up to date with the latest research and industry advancements.

The treatment approach may depend on the nature of your pain and how long you have had it for. Current research supports the use of acupuncture and electro acupuncture for both acute and chronic pain relief.

This works by creating a reaction to the needle and current passed through it. The body releases endorphins (a natural painkiller) in response to the stimulus.

Our physiotherapists may also use electrotherapy i.e. ultrasound and interferential and can also guide you on the correct use of a TENS machine which can help to provide relief at home.

We are also very keen on a “hands on” approach which includes joint loosening and various forms of soft tissue massage and release.


Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a widely recognised problem amongst children and adults. Whilst some don’t have any symptoms many are at risk of injuries such as dislocations and soft tissue injuries.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome is caused by changes in collagen which is a type of protein found in skin and ligaments, it can affect up to 3 in 10 people; females more likely to be affected than males. It is common in children however most stiffen up by puberty but for others JHS can continue into adult life.


  • Unusually large amount of joint movement
  • Long term painful joints
  • Repetitive dislocation or subluxation (partial dislocation)
  • Fatigue


Diagnosis is made through a series of tests looking at various markers such as joint movements and skin elasticity; following a combination of Brighton and Beighton measurements. For more information please go to


JHS needs to be managed over the long term with treatment of the short-term injuries. Physiotherapy is the best approach. A chartered physiotherapist can teach exercise, coping and pacing mechanisms, provide pain relief with modalities such as acupuncture, soft tissue massage and joint mobilisations   

It is vital that the individual learns to self-mange JHS to ensure a better and more comfortable quality of life.

Post Surgery Rehab

We work closely with local and London based orthopaedic surgeons and are able to expertly deliver a rehabilitation program from minor to complex surgeries, both in the upper limb, spine and lower limb.

In addition we are lucky to have on site at the Gosling Sports Centre, access to the spa pool where we do hydrotherapy. This is ideal for exercising all conditions, particularly shoulders, fractures and lower limb joint replacements in the early stages of rehabilitation, once the stitches have been removed.

For those who have difficulty getting into the clinic either due to limited mobility or inability to drive, we are also able to offer domiciliary visits and extend the consultation and treatment process into the home setting. 

Sports Injuries

Whether an acute onset from an isolated movement that causes mechanical breakdown or a worrying niggle that develops during your training schedule, and injury will take you away from your sport for an unspecified time. It is easy to underestimate the total healing time from the point of injury to being ready to withstand the loads of normal or competitive sporting activity.

A physiotherapist can perform tests, measuring strength, stability, balance, neuromuscular control and function, which can help with decision-making on when to return to your sport

Every athlete should progress through a rehabilitation program, incorporating sport specific drills before recommencing normal training sessions.

Furthermore, once back in training, a maintenance program ensures a return to full pre- injury condition so that reoccurrences can be avoided.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EST) is clinically proven to treat patients who are suffering with a range of soft tissue conditions. This highly effective therapy accelerates healing by placing a hand-held device over the injury, the device then delivers radial shockwaves which will initiate an inflammation like response to the injured tissue, regenerating blood vessels and speeding up the healing process whilst relieving pain. 

We recommend 3 sessions, spaced 7-10 days apart. Patients can expect to feel a 30% improvement after the first session but full recovery can take up to 3 months.

As with all our treatments we advise that you speak to a member of our physio team to discuss if this treatment is suitable for your injuries.

Contact a specialist now

If your case is urgent please call the clinic on 01707 329910 alternatively you can fill out the form below and we will call you back.

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