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What can Physiotherapy do for you?

During the first appointment, patients will have a thorough examination of the condition they seek help for. This includes history taking of the symptoms, as well as questions about general health, work, sport and hobbies. This is followed by a physical examination.

After this a diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan agreed. This will include a prognosis and a suggested number of treatments. Treatment may include exercises, manipulations, specific soft tissue treatment, ultrasound, acupuncture, exercise and ergonomic advice.

The first appointment is usually 45 minutes and follow-up appointments are usually 30 minutes. You will need to dress appropriately for the examination and I recommend you bring a pair of shorts for back and leg problems.

About the Physiotherapist - Karen Larsen BSc (Hons)

I qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 1993. Since then I have specialised in the treatment of back and joint problems, as well as sports injuries. I have undertaken extensive postgraduate training. I am qualified in the use of acupuncture and ergonomic assessment and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.

I have worked in NHS outpatient physiotherapy departments and continue to work in the NHS as a specialist physiotherapist advising GP's on the best treatment for their patients. I have also provided physiotherapy for Clifton and Bristol Rugby Clubs.

I personally enjoy tennis, running, skiing and cycling, and support my family's interest in football and horse riding.

I am a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist, The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapist in Private Practice and The Extended Scope Practitioners. I have my professional registration with the Health Professions Council.

How to Contact Wedmore Physiotherapy

Wedmore Surgery
St Medards Road
BS28 4AY
Telephone: 07515 532808