If you’re looking for Exeter physiotherapy & medical services, Kiterise is a premier clinic, offering a range of specialist treatment.
We provide services for residents of Exeter and Devon, and also visiting patients.
We offer rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions, handpicking our clients to ensure that they receive the very best intervention.
We believe in a holistic approach to therapy, working closely with our clients to transform both mind and body.
So, read on to discover your options.
Do you endure pain on a daily basis?
Maybe through a sports injury, an accident, or sitting for long hours at work?
It’s a common problem.
Many people struggle through their normal activities until in the simplest movements become excruciating.
Like getting out of bed, bending over the sink to brush your teeth and putting your shoes on.
Kiterise can help you overcome your symptoms, so you can get back to doing what you love; living life on your own terms.
The first step is to ensure we’re the best option for you.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, then we can help:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Postural pain
- Biomechanical issues
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Growing pains
- Sports injuries
- Postoperative rehabilitation
- Pregnancy-related conditions
We provide a variety of specialised Exeter physiotherapy & medical services to cater for most health problems.
Your initial assessment will determine which treatment will be most effective for your symptoms.
Furthermore, we’re experts in assessment, diagnosis and treatment to prevent your condition from returning.
Exeter Physiotherapy & Medical Services
At Kiterise, we routinely utilise the following techniques to great effect:
- Sports Physiotherapy
- Sports Massage
- Myofascial Trigger Point Release
- Exercise Prescription
- Postural adjustment
- Personal trainer services
- Biomechanical analysis and correction
- Occupational Health Services, including corporate physiotherapy
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In addition to hands-on treatment where it’s required, we believe in patient-led recovery, including active participation in the recovery process.
Rather than ineffective, passive treatment, this means that clients must be motivated to adopt the necessary lifestyle changes and exercise regimen to heal the problem.
We’re not interested in quick fixes or symptomatic treatment; rather a sustainable, long-term solution to the issue.
If you’re not able or willing to address the root cause of symptoms or you’d prefer to simply relax and receive passive treatment, then Kiterise isn’t the most appropriate clinic for you.
The benefit of using Kiterise for your physiotherapy & medical needs is that we can tailor our treatment location to suit you. This may include:
- Home Physiotherapy – Rather than adjusting your schedule to accommodate a clinic appointment, we can come to you for added convenience.
- Gyms – If you require sport-specific treatment or personal training, our Exeter physiotherapy services may be delivered in your local gym (with prior permission obtained). So, if you’re a member of David Lloyd, Exeter sports park or Wonford gym, for example, contact your local fitness centre to enquire.
- Remote Treatment – If you don’t live in Exeter (or the U.K.), we can provide remote consultations to diagnose any issues and set up a suitable treatment plan.
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Visit Our Exeter Clinic
Exeter and the surrounding areas are a premier tourist destination, whether for a relaxing beach holiday, walking excursion or sightseeing.
The city itself has plenty of offer, with good shopping, gastronomy, the cathedral and Exeter quay.
Located only two hours away by rail from London, the Paddington to Exeter St. Davids train offers a fast and comfortable gateway into Devon.
From there, the clinic is accessible via bus, taxi or a 20-30 minute walk.
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Before beginning your treatment, you’ll need to choose a suitable therapist. Firstly, you can check the HCPC register to ensure your practitioner is a member.
Additionally, here are some frequently-asked questions to help you choose the best services for your situation.
The following information pertains mostly to our Exeter physiotherapy options. Please note that appointments may vary slightly, depending on which medical service you book.
What Will Happen in My First Appointment?
If you’re attending your first physiotherapy appointment, we’ll check the information you’ve provided about your health and condition.
In order for treatment to be effective, an accurate diagnosis must be established prior to treatment.
You’ll initially be asked a series of questions designed to establish how and when your pain arose and the exact nature of your symptoms, including positions and activities that aggravate or ease the problem.
After checking through any other medical problems, medication you’re taking and interference with your daily activities, the physical assessment will begin.
The examination includes a series of movements and special tests designed to provoke your pain in a controlled manner.
Reproducing the discomfort helps identify which structure is responsible for the problem.
The therapist will explain the diagnosis reached, along with the recommended course of treatment.
If there’s sufficient time left following the assessment, the therapist will administer any treatment, followed by the exercises and advice you must follow between sessions.
What Will Happen in My Follow-up Appointment?
As your diagnosis has already been established, the therapist will quickly retest some of the painful movements/positions to gauge your improvement, before moving onto another phase of the treatment/rehabilitation.
What’s a Home Exercise Programme?
A home exercise programme is generally a set of postural, stretching and strengthening exercises to work on the area affected by your condition. New activities will be introduced intermittently to ensure further progress.
We may also include some mind-based exercises to accelerate the healing process.
Whereas those suffering injuries used to be prescribed complete rest, physiotherapists now advise relative rest. Movement is an essential component of the healing process, particularly when performed gently.
Staying active within pain thresholds is extremely important for conditions like back pain, as you can see from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy video below:
The home exercise programme is vital to resolve your pain.
Like any lifestyle changes, it can be challenging at first, but you must commit to the process for ultimate success.
Performing exercises are much like brushing your teeth; they’re used as a prevention against further intensive treatment being required in the future.
How Do I Book a Follow-Up?
At the end of each session, we’ll book you in for a follow-up as and when required.
As slots are limited, it’s common to book two or three sessions in advance to ensure you get a time that suits you.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
That very much depends on your condition and how long it’s been present.
Chronic conditions that have been present for a long time generally take longer to heal and require more treatment.
It also depends on your commitment to the treatment process.
If you’re engaged in the recovery process and implement all the necessary lifestyle changes, along with performing your rehabilitation consistently, you can expect a quicker recovery.
However, most conditions will require at least 4-6 treatment sessions, which can increase for more persistent complaints.
How Frequent Will My Treatment Sessions Be?
For some conditions, treatment is more effective if the sessions are condensed. This could be one to three times weekly.
For other conditions, a longer gap between treatments allows you to work on your rehabilitation programme.
As your condition improves, ideally we’ll increase intervals between each check-up until you’re self-managing effectively.
What Should I Wear for My Treatment?
You should wear loose, comfortable clothing. Often shorts and a sports top allow for effective treatment.
Please be ready a little early for your session (especially if you have to change), as this will allow more time for treatment.
How Long Will the Sessions Last?
Please allow at least 30 minutes for each treatment session.
What if I Need to Cancel/Re-Arrange a Session?
If you need to change any of your follow up appointments, please contact us as soon as possible.
Sessions are limited and this allows other patients to access that appointment time.
If you’re unable to attend an appointment and you fail to cancel within 24 hours, you may be charged the full amount for the session.
Booking an Appointment
If you’d like to proceed with booking an Exeter physiotherapy or medical treatment, the first step is to complete the contact form below.
As we select our clients carefully, we’ll send you an email asking some clarifying questions to ensure we’re the best fit.
If it’s a good match, we’ll organise an initial consultation from there.