Private Prescription service
There may be occasions when your therapist may want you to take some prescription medications to help aid your recovery. In the event where you are not able to see your GP due to waiting times, we at Primecare have trained advanced prescribers who can provide you with medication prescription.
Diagnsotic Ultrasound Scanning
With the technological advancements in the ultrasonography imaging machines, they are widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound scanners are considered to be as good as MRI scannerss for visualising and diagnosing certain tendon, ligament and muscle complaints. These include the Achilles, patella and rotator cuff (shoulder) tendons and the tendons involved in tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Accurate diagnosis is key to implementing the most effective treatment regime for your recovery and diagnostic ultrasound can provide an effective adjunct in this process. We at primecare have consultant physiotherapists who are able to provide this service and provide with a written report which you can share with your GP and other healthcare providers.
Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections) are commonly used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. They provide an effective anti-inflammatory and pain relieving treatment directly to the joint or soft tissues causing pain. We are very proud to be able to offer cortisone injections under ultrasound guidance as a treatment option at our physiotherapy clinics. The administration of a cortisone injection is an advanced skill that requires extensive post-graduate training and as a result very few private physiotherapy clinics throughout the UK are able to offer this service. Local Steroid Injection Leaflet
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid injections are normally used for the treatment of osteoarthritis by reducing pain and improving the function of joints. They are known to reduce cartilage erosion and improve mobility, e.g. walking/running gait. Patients who are active particularly favor these injections as they work to nourish and lubricate joints mimicking the body’s natural synovial fluid, which generally becomes depleted and less viscous with age. From one course you can expect relief for 9-12 months. Ostenil (hyaluronic acid) is widely used in Sports Medicine, and is used by most UK premiership Football clubs, Rugby clubs, Cricket clubs and the British Olympic Association.
The injections can be used on a regular basis if required as they have no known side effects, and they are not known to be detrimental to the body’s tissues in any way. Our consultant physiotherapists have worked with hyaluronic acid injections for many years and are thus able to give expert advice as to the usefulness for any particular patient presentation. All hyaluronic acid injections are delivered with image guidance to maximise their effectiveness.
If you would like to discuss your problem before booking an appointment please give our physiotherapy team a call, we will do our best to help.