Kate Pilkington

Physiotherapy

A Physiotherapy Consultation will involve taking a detailed history of the problem and then assessing you to provide a diagnosis, treatment plan and explanation of the condition.  Kate practices a holistic approach; screening the whole body to work out the root cause of the symptoms, as opposed to just treating the site of pain.  This provides a much more effective treatment, to prevent reoccurrence of the problem and to gain a good understanding of how your body works.

Initial Consultation (Assessment, diagnostics and Treatment)
60 minutes
£120

Physiotherapy Treatment
30 minutes
£55

Also offering virtual online Physiotherapy Consultations for those needing treatment and advice, but are unable to come into the clinic or are away on business.  This is also a great way to have a quick catch up, where Kate can check your exercises and send you more via the exercise App Physitrack.  Phone, text or email to book. £65 initial assessment, £45 follow up sessions.

Visceral Release

What is Visceral Release?

“Viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body; such as the liver, kidneys and intestines.

Kate feels for altered or decreased motion in the tissues surrounding the organs as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body, and then applies gentle manual therapy to aid your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health. It does not solely focus on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem.

Our bodies need movement to be healthy.  Tissues can lose their normal motion from a variety of reasons; such as direct trauma, repetitive movement, diet, pregnancy, environmental toxins and emotional stress. When an organ becomes restricted, the body has to compensate and this may in turn lead to muscular aches and pains, eg. low back pain.

Ok so how does this explain my pain/stiffness?

Kate takes a very holistic approach to each treatment.  She is fascinated by how all the systems in the body interconnect and how ‘every body tells a story’ so the car accident you had in your 20’s or the hysterectomy you had 5 years ago is likely contributing to how your body feels today.  Even old scars can pull on neighbouring tissues and cause issues elsewhere over time.

The body prioritises each system.  Your neurological and visceral system (organs) being right at the top.  You can live without an arm or a leg but you can’t survive without a stomach!  The musculoskeletal system is at the bottom of the list and so often takes the brunt for adaptations the body has had to make, to keep the more important systems working.  So the back pain you feel may be as a result of IBS or a past kidney infection, for example.

Some of the common conditions treated with this technique include:

  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Nerve related pain eg. Sciatica, brachial plexus injuries etc.
  • Back, hip and knee pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries, e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash and other physical trauma
  • Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Vertigo
  • Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
  • Post-cardiac surgery
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Acid Reflux and Heartburn
  • Women’s health issues
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids and Cysts
  • Bladder incontinence
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • SIBO
  • Liver disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emotional disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and much more…

Kate has trained under the Barral Institute, world leaders in Visceral Manipulation.  www.barralinstitute.co.uk

Aviva Cigna AXA PPP Proclaim Care WPA Healthcare

Testimonials

”FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE.  Kate looks at the body as a whole (both physically and emotionally) and is able to identify and treat the root cause of the pain.  This type of Physiotherapy is much more logical and effective than traditional Physiotherapy.  The best physio I have come across – thank you Kate.”

Stacey

“Kate is a superb therapist and has moved me quickly from despair to recovery.”

Alex

“I cannot sing enough praises for the treatment I received from Kate. Instead of treating the symptoms, she treated the cause of the problem.”

Tara (a professional triathlete)

”Kate has terrific skills and sensitivity – she treats the whole person, not just the symptoms”

Emma

“I have been seeing Kate on and off for several years now. She is incredible, no matter what my ailment and I have had various over the years, she has always managed to reduce my pain and increase my mobility. She is very professional but keeps a great balance of being personal too. I have been to many other physios but I will not see anyone else now.”

Kelly

“Kate used a technique called visceral release to work on my internal organs, the effect has been amazing. I have had several sessions with Kate and the pain in my hip has almost gone. I can move freely and walk more easily.”

Mary
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