physiotherapy
 

Physiotherapy

Multiple benefits in physiotherapy:

  • Continuous therapy which works whilst the patient is at rest or desk bound
  • The flexibility to tailor use to fit the patient's life style
  • Simple and convenient
  • Reduces swelling and pain, improves range of joint movement
  • Improved rehabilitation

 

 

Case Studies

 

Testimonies

Patient of James Tomkies at Physioelite, Bristol - March 2014

"I have had a long history of tendon trouble in both my achilles tendons that started in the early 1980's. Since the mid 1990's it essentially went away after treatment from you and use of orthotic inserts in my running shoes.

However in early 2012 I broke my right ankle and after over a year of recovery the tendon trouble began again. Most recently, earlier this year after a 40 minute run the right Achilles tendon flared up. It was heavily swollen, I could not walk without a heavy limp and it looked like a combination of tendinitis and tendonosis. I also managed to give myself ice burns on the ankle from using ice to reduce the swelling.

This meant that you were not able to use and vigorous direct massage. At your suggestion and with minor additional treatment I used a geko™ four times in quick succession. The impact was remarkable to me. Within a few days the swelling subsided and I was able to walk without a limp. I am now able to run again although I am building back up slowly. I would have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to anyone. In addition it was so much less painful than the usual massage and manipulation!"

 

Patient of Pippa Rollit at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic - January 2014

"I recently used the geko™ on a long haul return journey to Australia. The timing was not ideal as I was recovering from a nasty fall which left me with a painful knee injury. It was very tender and was giving me a lot of trouble at night when it would stiffen up when lying in bed. I would wake in the night and need to exercise it in order to get some mobility back. 

I have done this flight on numerous occasions going back to see family over the years having moved to the UK from Australia almost 25 years earlier. It is always hard. I normally make a point of stopping over but on this occasion I was alone and with limited time, so could not afford that luxury. As you can imagine I was dreading the flight in economy and in this condition. Pippa suggested I try using the geko™ during the flight.

For me it felt like a life saver. It made such a difference. After being so apprehensive the journey turned out to be one of my best. I did not experience any stiffness in the knee or pain during the journey and it was so much more comfortable than normally.

I attached the geko™ only to the knee which had been injured. I did this after boarding the plane. Pippa showed me how and the instructions were straightforward. The first part of the journey to Dubai was around 6 hours. We had 1 1/2 hours change over and then back on another plane for another 14 hours. I took the geko™ off before boarding again as I was a bit nervous of explaining it to security people in Dubai. I applied a new one once on board.

I normally experience swelling of the feet on these long journeys and also get annoying constant pains down the sides of my legs, almost like sciatica resulting I think from my legs being cramped and pressure from sitting too long in the same position. I find that one of the most difficult things to put up with when flying long haul. They used to have foot rests in years gone by which helped giving some elevation but they never seem to have them in economy any more. I have sometimes used foot exercising cushions which can give some relief if you remember to keep exercising with it. However I did not experience any of this pain discomfort or swelling when using the geko™. I was truly amazed.

I can't imagine doing that long journey again without using it. I was surprised to find that rather than my knee being worse it seemed the journey had improved it and I walked off the plane without any discomfort or stiffness. I think it also had long lasting benefits as the stiffness in the night was also markedly better."

 

Emma Davies , Chartered Physiotherapist and co-owner of Bristol Physio - November 2013

"the geko™ has produced some outstanding results with one of my clients suffering with a long term ankle injury. She's a keen runner who sustained a nasty fracture dislocation in 2001. Her ankle was pinned and plated and has since had an arthroscopy to clean the joint out. Her main problem was the lack of range of movement and moderate swelling post exercise. Physiotherapy interventions such as acupuncture, massages and joint manipulation all helped, but she still needed to overcome the post exercise swelling when away from the Physio clinic. Nothing has helped her as much as the geko™. She applies the device, for 2 hours every night. She can now exercise/run on consecutive days for the 1st time in 12 years!"

 

Tom Wainwright , Physiotherapist Bournemouth - August 2013

"I have used it personally with success on patients for swelling"


Pippa Rollit at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic - April 2013

"I've had another success with one of the geko's with  someone with a severe dead leg in a rugby game last week - he made a quick recovery and hopefully will be able to play for England Students this coming weekend"


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