Physio solutions is a new private physiotherapy practice established in 2011 by Bill Hopkinson who previously worked in the NHS for 26 years. Bill qualified as a physiotherapist in 1981 and since then has worked in a number of areas including:
- Barrow in Furness General Hospital, Cumbria
- Barrow Rugby League Club, Cumbria
- Margate/Ramsgate Hospitals, Kent
- Laundon House Clinic, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
In his most recent position at Laundon House Clinic, Bill provided an outpatient physiotherapy service for the major hospitals in the area including Lincoln County (Lincoln), Pilgrim Hospital (Boston), Grantham Hospital (Grantham) and specialist hospitals such as Peterborough Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham). The service also accepted referrals from GPs in Sleaford and the surrounding areas.
As an out-patient physiotherapist working in Sleaford, Bill was able to treat a wide range of conditions, giving him a broad base of experience not only in working with a typical out-patient caseload of orthopaedic referrals (from simple problems such as post operative therapy, sports injuries and fracture problems to the complexities of back and neck conditions) but also treating amputees, respiratory and neurological conditions (e.g. strokes).
The treatment principles of the practice are holistic – in other words, the whole person. A thorough assessment is essential to identify the root cause – early diagnosis and effective intervention make the biggest difference to a successful outcome. Bill is keen that every patient should be given the knowledge and understanding of their condition to prevent problems recurring, equipping everyone with the ability to self manage should the pain return in the future. A self help strategy for lasting benefit is the ultimate goal.