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Specialist Treatments

ctchealthcare is a Cheshire and Staffordshire-based practice with five clinics in convenient locations – Crewe, Nantwich Congleton, Stoke and Stafford. Treating our local community for more than 20 years, our expertise in physiotherapy, acupuncture, sports massage, complementary and holistic therapies cannot be rivalled.



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Physio treatment

It should come as no surprise that physiotherapy is the major component of our service. Putting you at the centre of our approach to wellbeing, we aim to utilise physiotherapy to help you restore movement and function to as near normal as possible.

By undertaking comprehensive assessment, ctchealthcare effectively identifies the nature of your condition and creates personalised treatment plans to address lifestyle issues, including restrictive work patterns, sleep disorders, poor dietary habits, stress factors and general health concerns.

At ctchealthcare your physiotherapy treatment is selected from a range of therapies, such as:

  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Electro-therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Injury prevention advice
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Personal fitness planning

Creating a bespoke and wide-ranging programme that ensures only the most effective treatment is provided at all times.


All our physiotherapists are trained in acupuncture and it can be used as a standalone treatment or as part of our multi-disciplinary approach to holistic patient treatment. 

As one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine, acupuncture involves the use of fine needles to reduce pain, restore movement and the healthy flow of energy in the body. In particular acupuncture can help:

  • Specific areas of pain - back or neck pain
  • Respiratory disorders – sinusitis, common colds, bronchitis and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders – frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis

Your treatment will consist of the insertion of fine needles into various sites on the body, dependent on your issues. All the needles are sterile and disposable, so you can be confident of strict levels of hygiene. A slight tingling sensation might be felt when the needles are inserted, but it should not be painful.

You can also be assured that all our practicing physiotherapists have completed a recognised post-graduate certificate and are a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Sports Massage

Let’s start by dispelling a common myth about sports massage, it’s not just for athletes, anyone can benefit from regular treatments, especially if you have a physically demanding job. Here at ctchealthcare the principal purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension which can build up in your body’s soft tissues.
Overexertion and/or overuse of your muscles means they can become cramped, torn, bruised and ache. There are many physiological and psychological benefits of sports massage therapy including:

  • Optimising your range of motion and flexibility
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved blood flow
  • Nutrient delivery to your muscles
  • Efficiency of clearing harmful metabolic by-products
  • Improved tissue elasticity
  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Enhanced invigoration and rejuvenation
  • Increased awareness of your mind-body connection

A range of different techniques are incorporated into our sports massage treatment to ensure it is tailored to your specific needs each and every time.

Biomechanical assessment

Treating your body from a holistic perspective means that the cause of any injury needs to be accurately pinpointed and often this can be difficult. Biomechanical assessments focus on assessing your body in great depth, allowing our physiotherapists to accurately pinpoint the cause of injuries and highlight how to correct or eradicate it.

Using state-of-the-art technology ctchealthcare examines alignment, weight distribution, walking, running and leg length to name a few. The most common outcome is the creation of bespoken and perfectly fitted orthotics to correct problems including flat feet, back pain and knee pain. 

Unless the cause is established, your problems are likely to persist or become recurrent. Common injuries that can occur if your biomechanics are not working properly include:

  • Muscle imbalance of feet and legs
  • Ankle pain
  • Discomfort in the balls of the feet
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

So if you are suffering from any of the above you could benefit from ctchealthcare’s biomechanical assessment.



Semi/fully Customised Orthotics

Perfect feet are very rare, so almost everyone can benefit from ctchealthcare’s orthotics service. Preventing and alleviating common foot complications is the main aim of orthotics, via bespoke insoles worn inside the shoe.

One of your foot’s main functions is to absorb shock as your body weight shifts with each step. This takes place via a complex process in which the arch of the foot flattens slightly, thus absorbing and distributing the weight throughout the entire foot.

Orthotic insoles are manufactured by Sub-4, from a cast of your feet to treat or adjust various biomechanical disorders and injuries throughout the body, not just your feet.

There are two main problems with your foot that orthotics can help to alleviate: the foot arch doesn’t flatten at all or the arch flattens too much. Both these conditions can be the cause of the following common complaints:

  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Foot deformities
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes

Don’t suffer any longer, let ctchealthcare help you alleviate aches, pains and reoccurring injuries today.




ctchealthcare’s rehabilitation programmes are personalised to your own specific goals and requirements. Our physiotherapists can provide you with one-to-one consultations to help you get back to full fitness at the optimum rate of progression. The programmes are particularly suitable if you are:

  • Experiencing post-surgical pain
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • Problems with balance or co-ordination

What you’ll find different about ctchealthcare is that we use the latest technology to assist with maintaining a range of movement and strength building. In particular the electro-stimulation Compex machine that is easy to use and provides a safe and intelligent way to accurately reproduce the process of your muscles’ voluntary contractions.

You can expect our physiotherapists to help you address a full range of elements, not all of them physical, that will help you get back to full fitness, including: cardiovascular fitness, balance, strength, core stability, motivation, diet and functional training to name a few. What are you waiting for?


Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles and increase sensations and muscle strength.

There are several different forms of electrotherapy; these include ultrasound, interferential therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), laser therapy and muscle stimulation. Ultrasound uses sound waves to speed up the healing process, while interferential therapy and TENS reduce pain by manipulating the nerves which reduces the sensation of pain and produces a tingling feeling. Laser therapy is sometimes used to repair damaged tissue; using lasers means the treatment can be both accurate and intense.

The benefits of electrotherapy are wide-ranging and include a more advanced healing process, a more effective circulatory system and increased muscle tone. The effects of electrotherapy include a reduction in pain, increased strength, increased range of movement, increased speed and strength of muscle contractions and an increased rate of absorption.

Generally injuries that have caused swelling will respond well to electrotherapy; these include sprained ankles and overuse injuries such as tennis and golfer’s elbow.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in rehabilitation medicine. The machine is used to deliver sound waves through to the painful area activating the body’s self-healing abilities.

The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body and this stimulates healing through increasing blood flow. The damaged tissue will gradually regenerate and heal. It is effective as part of a structured program of exercise and lifestyle management in the treatment over-use tendinopathies such as those below:

  • žPlantar fasciitis
  • Achillies tendonopathy
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • žChronic back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Osgood Schlatter disease



Nutritional Assistance

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With the wealth of information available on dietary problems, do you find it difficult to follow so many different ‘expert’ opinions?

What we promise at ctchealthcare is that we can provide nutritional assistance from true experts in the field, in a friendly and relaxed environment. You can be assured that our dieticians are qualified health professionals that can help you to assess, diagnose and treat any dietary problems.

Private one-to-one sessions are available as well as group consultations, so you can chose the environment you feel most comfortable with. Balanced eating can be particularly important at different life stages, such as pregnancy and childhood, but there are also a number of medical conditions that influence food choices, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Equally, you could be seeking advice for specific nutritional related problems, including being overweight or food intolerances. Whatever your issues we provide practical dietary advice that translates into appropriate lifestyle and food choices.




Mobilisation is used by physiotherapists as the primary treatment for mechanical disorders of the spine. Almost half the adult population of the UK will report suffering from lower back pain at some time in a year. Theraflex therapy is a specialist therapy that uses a specially-shaped treatment bed and a hand-held machine for vertebral mobilisation to increase the mobility of the spinal column and help to prevent and rehabilitate from spinal injuries and common mechanical conditions such as those below:

  • Lower back pain
  • žHerniated (slipped) disc
  • žDegenerative disc disease
  • žSpinal osteoarthritis
  • žCongenital deformity
  • žBack or neck sprain
  • žBack or neck strain
  • žLumbar spinal stenosis
  • žHypelordosis and kyphosis
  • žScoliosis