About

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that takes a whole person approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the client’s general life style. It helps with pain management, and restores function and movement when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapy is also utilised in maintaining good health and preventing injury, illness and disability in future.

Can We Help You?

At Empire Physiotherapy we specialise in a range of musculoskeletal conditions, from acute sporting injuries to long-term chronic pain conditions.

Common Problems We Help With Include:

  •  Acute sporting injuries involving bone, muscle, ligament or tendon e.g. ankle sprain
  • Chronic joint conditions e.g. osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains, tightness, weakness or imbalances
  • Tendon and ligament sprains
  • Overuse injuries e.g. tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Acute and chronic neck pain
  • Acute and chronic back pain
  • Shoulder pain e.g rotator cuff pain
  • Headaches arising from neck
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What To Expect During Your Initial Visit?

On your initial visit to the clinic your physiotherapist will carryout a detailed initial assessment to determine your diagnosis. After a precise diagnosis your physiotherapist will explain your diagnosis and go through treatment options based on latest research, then take a hands on approach to treatment. Where appropriate your physiotherapist will refer you to other healthcare professionals in the clinic.

Treatment Options Include:

  •  Personalised exercise prescription
  • Advice regarding management of inflammation and pain during acute phase of injury
  • Joint mobilisations 
  • Soft tissue techniques including massage, ligaments transverse frictions and myofascial trigger point release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Neural mobilisations
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Acupuncture including electro acupuncture
  • Postural re-education
  • Biomechanical and gait analysis + advice

Meet The Team

Ken Denford

Chartered Physiotherapist 

CSP, HCPC and AACP registered

 

Ken is a compassionate practitioner dedicated to achieving superior patient outcomes. After qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Brunel University, he has continued to develop his clinical knowledge through evidence based practise and embarking on continued professional development courses. Ken has completed several post-graduate courses including Sports Trauma Management, Acupuncture, Orthopaedic Massage, Orthopaedic Assessment, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neural Mobilisations, Kinesiology Taping.

Ken attained several sporting achievements including being nominated best boxer twice and the British Army’s 800 meters major teams champion. Ken currently combines his private physiotherapy work with Advanced MSK physiotherapy in the NHS. His NHS job role involves treating both patients and NHS staff via occupational health, implementing rehabilitation classes and participating in occupational health promotion days for various hospitals within the trust, giving advice regarding MSK problems.

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Elaine Burton

Chartered Physiotherapist

Sports Therapist

CSP and HCPC registered

Elaine has always had a spark of interest in the area of health and fitness, and had further confirmation of her career path from an early age of work experience and participating in various sports. Elaine’s mother was also a Senior Neuro Physiotherapist whom further inspired her keen interest in helping others.

Elaine thoroughly enjoys learning and making the most of all opportunities. She is continually keeping up to date with Physiotherapy research. She thrives on hearing what people have achieved, and is motivated in helping people physically achieve goals set from a holistic approach.

Knowledge and experience have been gained to allow for a holistic approach from working in different settings. These include working as a fitness instructor and coach whilst studying and working for football, rugby and hockey clubs as a Sports Therapist. Currently, Elaine works as one of the Physiotherapists at Redingensians Rugby Football club and in the NHS.

She initially competed with athletics and netball from a young age, and has since participated in other sports such as beech handball and rowing. This has allowed her to understand various demands on the body from different sports.

Elaine is passionate and committed in helping people. Whether this is to be at their personal best functionally for work, sport or general day to day activity.

Alicia Coker

Virtual Assistant

 

Alicia’s career as a PA began 6 years ago, when she landed her first job as a Secretary for the Rehabilitation Department in the NHS. Supporting both the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Manager, Alicia developed a wide range of skills, offering first class assistance to both hospital staff and patients, alike.

Alicia moved on to supporting the Trusts’ Directors in the Executive Office, where she further enhanced her organisational and customer service skills, while gaining a key insight into how the NHS is run.

After working in the commercial sector for nearly 2 years, Alicia then decided to set up her own business as a Virtual Assistant, whilst working from home. Assisting a variety of clients from various sectors, Alicia continues to learn new systems, Social Media Marketing and developing new businesses.