The Rise Physiotherapy Approach
Here at RISE we have a passion for exercise and sports, with a particular focus on the rock climbing and endurance running communities due to our location and contacts.
Simon Carley-Smith our physiotherapist and sports massage therapist has worked with a huge range of high level athletes in teams and at events, including Premiership Football and the World Half Marathon Championships. He continues to work as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the NHS and also works at the University of Bristol Sports Medicine Clinic, meaning that he is at home treating everything from finger pulley ruptures and ankle sprains to severe trauma or chronic pain cases.
Based out of Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre we provide Physiotherapy, sports performance and injury screening, competition support and manual therapy including deep tissue and sports massage, myo-fascial release techniques and spinal manipulation.
We take a unique approach to the physiotherapy process; none of this "keep coming back in two weeks" which seems so commonplace. One thing we won't do is tell you to stop doing what you love; we aim to enable your lifestyle and activities. Whether you're 25 or 65, a weekend runner or a diehard rock climber, the Rise Physiotherapy approach will work for you.
Stage 1: Total Assessment and Physiotherapy Goal Setting
At your first Physiotherapy appointment we'll take a detailed history of your problem and exercise history, followed by a thorough assessment of your problem areas and your global posture and biomechanics. We then set your physiotherapy goals, discussing the pros and cons of available physiotherapy, massage and other treament options and acknowledging your own role in reclaiming your health and fitness. Defining clear, realistic goals at the start of your journey with us is essential; you've got to know where you are heading.
Stage 2: Early Physiotherapy Treatment Phase
If you are injured and currently in pain then the first physiotherapy sessions are all about managing your pain levels, educating you on your condition and adapting your exercise and activity to optimise recovery. This usually involves manual therapy such as sports massage, mobilisation, manipulation and myofascial techniques, and frequently involves assisted exercise, relaxation techniques and pain management education.
Stage 3: Recovery Programming
This starts hand in hand with your early pain management and continues until you meet your physiotherapy goals. Recovery programming is about creating an achievable set of rehabilitation measures that fit into your lifestyle. Negotiated between you and your physiotherapist, this covers everything from the physiotherapy methods used, the regularity of treatment sessions and the types of home exerises prescribed, down to your overall training volumes, your sleep patterns and diet.
Stage 4: Functional fitness and self-management
This is the final stage getting you back to fitness, back to sport and back to life. It involves functional, full body exercises aimed at acheiving your specific physiotherapy goals. Where necessary these sessions can be arranged at the most appropriate venue for you across bristol; your gym, climbing wall or sports field. Once recovered we'll leave you with a personalised maintenance programme and the knowedge and skills to ensure you minimise the risks of re-injury.
Why have Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy involves enhancing or restoring physical ability and performance, through functional screening, manual therapy, pain management, recovery and exercise therapies- enabling you to get the best from your body, whether you are recovering from an injury or illness, looking to regain former fitness or training for a specific goal.
Physiotherapists are regulated health professionals that undertake years of training in a medical environment to qualify, and they are legally bound to stay up to date, safe and use informed, evidence based techniques. They are no ordinary exercise professionals; they work with a huge range of conditions across the full scope of environments, from rehabilitating stroke patients or post-orthopaedic surgery to supporting the English Institute of Sport and Team GB in the Olympic games.