Are you in pain and looking for help but not sure where to turn? Have you tried other services but haven't had much success? Do you want to return to the activities that give your life meaning and make you happy but scared of causing damage? If this is the case, I may be able to help you.
Hi, my name is Katie and I developed MOKO Physiotherapy ltd with the aim of creating something different. I believe in exceptional quality, honest, science-based rehabilitation looking at long term solutions rather than quick fixes. I want you to feel listened to and empowered to achieve your goals. I really believe that with hard work, anything is possible.
Specialises in: I am a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In simple terms... physiotherapy for muscles and bones. I use tailored education, exercise and rehabilitation to coach individuals to achieve their goals. My areas of interest are low back pain, lower limb conditions and sports rehabilitation. In particular, I am fascinated with the psychological influences on pain and recovery.
Can help you with: I can help with most musculoskeletal conditions and aches / pains. I often see patients who have tried other treatments and are complex in their presentation. If you are not sure if I can help, please get in touch and I will be able to advise.
Therapies offered: Physiotherapy
I really believe that with hard work, anything is possible. I can help with most musculoskeletal conditions and aches / pains. I often see patients who have tried other treatments and are complex in their presentation. Below is a list to name a few but if you are not sure if I can help, please get in touch and I will be able to advise.
- Acute conditions (symptoms from a few days up to 3 months)
- Persistent or chronic conditions (symptoms from 3 months to many years)
- Sports or running injuries
- Non-sporting injuries (such as falls, sprains etc)
- Post-operative care (recovery after surgery)
- Pains developed for unknown reasons
- Muscle or tendon pain
- Ligament injuries
- Cartilage injuries
- Joint pain (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis for example)
- Low back pain
- Nerve pain such as sciatica
- Neck pain and associated pains into the arms
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow, wrist or hand pain
Why should you work with me?
I consider you as a whole individual rather than looking at the specific tissues in your knee for example. I understand that the human body is complex and therefore I will consider the many factors that may be influencing your pain that you might not have thought relevant.
This could include sleep, nutrition, your hobbies, lifestyle, relationships, work and other medical conditions. I believe treatment should be a two-way process. We will work together as opposed to me telling you what to do or you telling me to give you a massage for example. I hope to get you thinking and encourage you to come up with some of the answers. Every person is different and therefore treatment should be tailored and unique to you.
I see a variety of patients from 18 years old to patients in their 90's, from a variety of backgrounds and occupations. I have treated celebrities, elite athletes or the unemployed and homeless. This doesn't matter. All I ask is you come with an open mind to challenge some of your beliefs and are willing to engage in treatment or try something different. I love working with individuals who are hard working and willing to help themselves rather than wanting someone to give them a quick fix.
What to expect
The first session will be a thorough assessment to understand what is causing your pain. You will be screened to ensure your pain isn’t caused by other serious health conditions. Expect to learn about what the likely cause is and therefore strategies to put you in control of how to manage it. If you can understand it, you will cope much better.
There are many different ways of treating musculoskeletal conditions. Some are more effective than others. Physiotherapists should use science-based treatments that are tailored to the individual to provide the best long-term results. Physio’s are specialists in exercise and rehabilitation, but if there is something you think will help, let me know!
Every patient will be expected to carry out some form of physical activity or exercise because exercise really is the best medicine!
Don’t worry if you currently don’t do any exercise or are nervous about exercise as this will be tailored to each individual. Some people may need strengthening, others may need to work on balance or improving mobility for example. For some, the exercise might be related to your day to day function such as housework, going up and down stairs or activities with your children. It is important that the rehab is designed around you, fits in with your life and your goals.
Hands on or manual therapy treatment may or may not be helpful for some patients. The aim is for you to be as independent as possible, not reliant on coming back for a passive treatment such as joint mobilisation, acupuncture or massage. These treatments often provide short term benefits rather than long term answers and should only ever be done in conjunction with other treatments. This will ultimately save you money in the long run if you can help yourself!