Additional Physiotherapy

Exercises and Training

One of the best and most important parts of our work is designed to help individuals work on their own recovery through education – building training regimens and exercises that gradually build strength and promote movement.

The core idea of our work is the help educate our clients in the way their body works. Using thirty years experience in Physiotherapy, we can help create training programs and ensure correct exercise routines that will reduce recovery time and promote proper healing tailored to their needs.


Balance and Proprioception


Balance and proprioception exercises help to retrain the body to control the position of an injured joint. This is primarily useful for those recovering from an injury, helping the body to regain reactive qualities and optimise balance.




  • What is Proprioception?
  • What are balance and proprioception exercises?
What is Proprioception?

Proprioception is the ability of the body to know where a body part is, without having to look or think about it. It allows you to walk without needing to look at your feet all the time or drink from a cup without watching it.

Sensory and motor nerve endings in your skin, muscles, joints and tendons send messages to your brain. This is analyzed allowing your body to react consciously and unconsciously to changes in muscle tension and joint position.

Surgery, injury to a joint or muscle, or pain lasting for more than a few days can affect your proprioception.

What are balance and proprioception exercises?

Balance and proprioception exercises help to retrain the body to control the position of an injured joint.

The most common example is the use of a wobble board after an ankle sprain.

The idea is to get back to being able to control a joint without having to look or think about it.

There are specific balance and proprioception exercises whether your injury is in your shoulder, hip, knee, ankle or spine.


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Core Stability Exercises


Core Stability Exercises are designed to improve core strength, core stability, balance, co-ordination and posture. The exercises target the main core muscles of the body such as the abdominals, gluteals and back extensors.




  • What is your Core Strength?
  • Are Abdominal and Neck Exercises Useful?
What is your Core Strength?

Core strength is the strength of the deep muscles around your lumbar spine and pelvis.

Imagine a cylinder where the walls are made by the trunk muscles of your front and back, the base is made by your pelvic muscles and the lid by your diaphragm or breathing muscle. It is the action of these muscles contracting together that provides support to the lumbar spine and pelvis during movement.

Are Abdominal and Neck Exercises Useful?

There is no definitive research evidence that proves that one type of exercise is better than another for everyone.

The truth is that exercise is generally good for back pain but needs to be specific to your problem and tailored to your needs. You will need an assessment to be taught specific exercises for your condition.


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Posture Correction


Posture correction is suitable for those seeking relief from localised pain. It allows patients to regain normal joint range of motion, releases muscle tension and improves muscle efficiency.




  • What is Posture?
  • How do you help with Posture Correction?
What is Posture?

Posture is the position in which you hold your body when you sit, stand, lie down and walk. Any prolonged poor posture can cause pain.

How do you help with Posture Correction?

Good posture involves holding your body in the position of least strain on your muscles, ligaments and joints.

If you choose to have a posture correction session, you will be given advice to understand and change bad postural habits that affect you in daily life in order to develop good posture. Further to that, we provide daily tips for helping to achieve better posture and advice for helping to maintain efficient posture so that your body feels less general strain.


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Get in touch


We are always looking to help new clients in our Physiotherapy Practice. We bring over thirty years experience in helping individuals overcome their pain, removing discomfort and move on with their life.


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New Century Clinic,
34b New Century Road,
Laindon,
SS15 6AG


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Laindon, SS15 6AG


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About us


First4Therapy are a Chartered Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic based in Laindon. We also treat patients from the surrounding areas including Basildon, Horndon, Billericay, Brentwood and Stanford-le- hope.

We provide physiotherapy and acupuncture for a wide range of conditions. Our chartered and state registered physiotherapists will provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment that is tailored to resolve your particular problem.

First4Therapy are a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Health Professions Council; Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; British Association of Hand Therapists.

Registered Physiotherapy provider for BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Exeter Friendly, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality Health.



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