img_2809What sort of massage do you do?

Calder Massage & Physiotherapy does sports and remedial massage.  This covers anything from maintenance massage to maintain and enhance a person’s current condition and assist in the prevention of problems, sports massage for sportspeople before and after training or events and remedial massage for specific problems and injuries to help return someone to peak physical condition. These treatments will be enhanced by physiotherapy when relevant.

What does Physiotherapy and Pilates involve?

See the Physiotherapy and Pilates pages respectively for more information on these.

What do I wear?

Loose fitting clothing is ideal. During assessment and treatment you may need to undress down to your underwear – and/or bring shorts if you prefer. However only the area being treated will be exposed and the rest of the body will be covered by towels or clothing to keep you warm and comfortable at all times.

img_2885Do I have to pay for the consultation?

I can initially discuss your problem over the telephone or via email to establish whether or not I think that I can help you. There is no charge for this but I do charge for any further assessment and treatment that takes place.

What will my visit consist of?

Very briefly:

1. History – relevant information gathered, ranging from previous injuries to hobbies and work patterns, which can be crucial in determining the cause of the problem.

2. Physical Assessment – includes observation, touch, and movements to check for abnormalities and possibly specific tests on relevant parts of the body.

3. Treatment – this may consist of massage, joint mobilisations, re-training of posture, advice, prescription of exercises and many more. I will treat you until your rehabilitation has progressed as far as you want it to go.

Will it be painful?

You may find that you feel a little sore the following day, especially if the problem is long-standing or if muscles have been very tight. If massage has been involved then some people experience headaches due to the increased bloodflow and I do advise that you drink plenty of water after this treatment to help clear toxins from your system.

What if I am already receiving treatment from someone else?

I can liaise with another practitioner regarding your treatment to ensure that my treatment will be complimentary.

How many treatments will I need?

This very much depends on the nature of the problem. I would generally expect to see improvement after the first couple of sessions and many people will find that their problem can be alleviated with a fixed number of treatments. The number of treatments required will ultimately depend on the patient and the problem, though if there has been no improvement after four to five sessions I would strongly consider referring you to your GP or a Specialist. If you wish to use the sessions as maintenance i.e. visit on a regular basis every x weeks to help keep a problem at bay then this is an option that many people find works well for them.

Do you do home visits?

Yes. However I may request that the initial consultation be conducted at my clinic for the peace of mind and convenience of both parties. Please be aware that I do charge slightly more for home visits, see the appointments page.

Do you do massages for relaxation?

Yes most definitely – everyone can benefit from this!

Do you do massages and treatments for clubs and events?

Yes, depending upon time and availability. Please contact me to discuss.

If you have any further questions that haven’t been answered here, please do contact me and I will be happy to discuss these with you.

Contact Details

Calder Physiotherapy & Massage
18 Albert Street
Hebden Bridge
07981 931853

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