Physiotherapy

I provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, lifestyle strategies and home programmes for a wide range of muscular, joint and soft tissue problems, as well as pelvic health issues such as incontinence and prolapse

I will equip you with practical and realistic management strategies that will enable your confidence and self-management, meet your recovery goals, and with the aim of preventing recurrence. 

Treatments

  • Joint and soft tissue mobilisations
  • Kinesiology & McConnell taping
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Proprioceptive Neuro-muscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Therapeutic/Sports massage
  • Individualised exercise programmes

Get in touch to arrange an appointment

What to expect from your Consultation

At your first appointment, we will take time to discuss your concerns, taking into account health and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your problem. If you are seeking my help with an intimate issue and you think you may feel embarrassed about this, please be assured that I will understand your worries and have helped many people in similar situations before.

Your physical examination will depend upon your symptoms and requirements, after which I will explain my overall findings and we will agree a treatment plan that fits your goals and lifestyle.

You will receive a full physical treatment in this consultation and I will also provide you with a bespoke home programme to begin your recovery immediately.

This whole process will take around 90 minutes, at the end of which you should feel mentally and physically better.

At a mutually agreed time within a week, I will check your progress with a 10-15min telephone follow-up.

Follow-up appointments

In-person follow ups are up to 60 mins and include re-assessment, treatment and evaluation/progression of your home exercise plan.

Preparing for Physiotherapy

Ensure you are suitably dressed, in comfortable clothing that allows for movement and if you are seeking help with a back or lower limb problem, I’d advise wearing shorts, and for upper limb problems, a vest top or similar. 

Testimonials

“Following an unexpected (probably age related) knee issue, an initial visit to other healthcare advisors gave me a dire prognosis hinting at possible surgery. Lara was able with her expertise to get me back on my feet within weeks, to eventually make a remarkable recovery from what had initially been quite a debilitating condition. I was amazed that I was able to make such progress with non-invasive treatment and I’m thoroughly glad that I did so. I can highly recommend Lara for her knowledge and her enthusiasm.”
Phil Ynys Mon, Windsurfer & Mountain Biking Enthusiast

Lara’s knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm shine through. She is approachable, professional and relaxed  and immediately put me at ease. She took time to explain the cause and mechanics behind my foot pain and most importantly for me, what I could do to manage the condition. After following Lara’s advice,  the pain I was experiencing improved quickly and I was soon walking, cycling and swimming comfortably again.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lara and would definitely return to her with any future problems.”
Caroline, Ynys Mon

“I consulted Lara with a problem of ongoing knee pain. I immediately felt at ease with her kind, compassionate, but professional manner during a very thorough assessment by talking about the problem and an examination. On reaching a diagnosis, Lara explained this to me, in terms that were easy to understand and reasons why the corrective measures she was going to advise worked. She described and explained exercises and a patellar release procedure also to do at home. Lara continued on to tape my knee in order to activate the medial thigh muscles to support the patella during the exercise that exacerbated the problem. After resuming some training, I was astounded with the outcome, of complete easing of pain and recovery to full function of knee, such that I was able to train for the last few weeks and run as planned in the Sprint triathlon without pain or restrictions. Lara followed this appointment up to reassess, monitor change and also to give a therapeutic remedial massage – this was also excellent.”              
Toeni, Ynys Mon (very veteran Triathlete!)  

“ I went to Lara with a long-term stiffness and pain in my right wrist which was both affecting and exacerbated by my work, which is physical and my cycling and yoga. I received great treatment from Lara. She was very friendly, thorough and extremely professional. After a thorough examination she pinpointed the source of the issue, in one of the joints of my thumb, which had had a chain reaction of compensations in my wrist and other joints all the way up my arm. She prescribed targeted mobility exercises and massage which I have been doing since and found very effective in increasing the mobility in my wrist and vastly reducing the pain I experienced. Great communication after the session, regarding my progress and any follow-up that might be needed. I would recommend Lara unreservedly.” 
Marie Ynys Mon

“Got seriously stuck with my shoulder injury rehab a couple of times. On each occasion a short session with Lara did the trick. Quickly diagnosed the problem, got things moving again then gave me some nifty exercises to keep it all going. Now I’m fixed. An excellent, trustworthy service. Definitely recommended.”
Keen cyclist, Ynys Mon

“At the start of January 2022, I damaged my left knee badly and was in real pain with mobility problems for months. Me being me, I strapped up my knee, borrowed a walking stick and carried on. I did see a doctor to establish that I had not actually dislocated it. of course, as time went onI realised that I had lost so much flexibility in that knee but also now my right knee was beginning to be sores it had been compensating. I couldn’t bend my leg past a certain angle and if I did the pain was so intense I thought I would be sick. Lara was recommended to me by a couple of friends so I took the plunge and went to see her. I am so glad I did. by this time it was March 2023 and I knew something had to be done. Lara’s consulting room is clean, light and welcoming. I was taken through an extensive questionnaire before Lara examined my knees. I was worried that I might be put through movements which would really hurt me, but as Lara took me through the exercises I was able able to stop when I felt uncomfortable. I began to realise that I was fearing the pain rather than experiencing pain and this enabled me to move a little further each time. I was shown how to massage my knees both before and after completing the exercises. Lara was encouraging without being bossy or intimidating. her gentle approach encouraged me to be honest about my actual experience of pain and to be persuaded to try and bend my knee a little more. my knee is definitely improving and I am continuing with the exercises. Lara’s expertise, experience and professionalism is apparent in her approach and I can thoroughly recommend her services.”

Julie Ynys Mon

“Rushing to go out, I bent over to tie my shoelaces and pulled a muscle in my back. I could not move without excruciating pain. I had met this scenario many times and looked forward to days of inactivity with piercing pain at every attempted movement. Luckily Lara was on hand to help. I was put though a set of stretch movements, gradually increasing, after which I was able to stand up. I was advised to repeat the cycle of stretches infront of a mirror every hour. I could still feel something there but was effectively pain free. The next day I needed to do the stretches just once. I was able to go out in a normal way and the injury was cured.”

Mike