Professional Physiotherapy Treatments in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Church Lane Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd offer a wide range of treatments including acupuncture, sports massage, isokinetic testing and electrotherapy.
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What You Can Expect on Your First Visit

Via a series of questions, a subjective examination aims to determine what the present problem is, how it started and what aggravates or eases the symptoms. This is followed by a full examination of the affected and surrounding areas in order to determine a diagnosis.

During the examination you may be asked to expose the affected area. We pride ourselves on a very professional approach and every effort is made to preserve modesty. We do have shorts available at the clinic. If you would be more comfortable with either a male or female physiotherapist, please state this preference at the time of booking an appointment.

The treatments we offer include:

Shockwave Therapy:

A non-surgical treatment used to help with chronic and painful conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis.


An ancient system of healing that balances the chi (energy) in your body. Using fine needles to pierce the body at certain points, acupuncture treatment heals the both the body and mind.

Isokinetic Testing:

A measurement of your strength following post-operative rehabilitation or an injury.


Used in the treatment of degenerative spinal stiffness and acute disc injuries.

Manual Therapy:

A hands-on treatment offered by our physiotherapists. This treatment can mobilise joints and soft tissues to restore function.


Shortwave, interferential and ultra-sound electrotherapy use electric currents to therapeutically promote tissue repair and aid in pain relief.

Golf Clinic:

A series of personalised exercises strengthen your core and also improve your posture.

Sports Massage:

Effective in releasing and reducing tension in the muscles. It improves circulation, encourages the removal of waste from the body, such as lactic acid and also stimulating or suppressing any nerve activity. It is effective in all stages of the performer’s participation. This includes the preparation, training, competitive and recovery stages.

Women’s Health:

Shortwave, interferential and ultra-sound electrotherapy use electric currents to therapeutically promote tissue repair and aid in pain relief.


Isokinetic Exercise
A type of strength training.

It uses specialised exercise machines that produce a constant speed no matter how much effort you expend. These machines control the pace of an exercise by fluctuating resistance throughout your range of motion. Your speed remains consistent despite how much force you exert.

You can adjust the target exercise speed and range of motion to suit your needs. Different attachments on the machines can isolate and target specific muscle groups. You can use Isokinetic exercise to test and improve your muscular strength and endurance.

Isokinetic exercise refers to movement at a constant speed regardless of the force applied, often called load accommodating resistance. Effectively the machine resists the effort applied. It is safe because, as you fatigue the machine “fatigues” with you so that you cannot overload your muscle ability. Isokinetic exercise allows muscles to gain strength consistently all through the range of movement.

Isokinetic exercises are often used for rehabilitation and recovery since it is a controlled form of exercise. Physiotherapists use isokinetic machines to help people recover from an injury or a medical procedure. Isokinetic machines can also be used to treat imbalances in the body that have the potential to cause injury.

Being able to control the resistance and speed helps to:
• prevent injury
• increase muscle flexibility
• control muscle development

Isokinetic exercise is a form of strength training that can increase muscle tone, strength, and endurance. It can also help improve balance and coordination, and boost metabolism.

Strength training makes everyday activities easier to perform and can increase your athletic performance. It can also have a positive effect on your cognitive function and quality of life.

A 2008 study found that isokinetic training effectively restored imbalances in knee muscle strength in professional soccer players. Older research from 1999 found evidence that isokinetic exercise may be effective in treating knee osteoarthritis in older adults. Participants in the study who did the exercises three times a week for eight weeks improved function, strength, and pain measures.

There is also evidence from a 2016 study that isokinetic muscle strengthening increases the effects of aerobic exercises in people with obesity. As part of the study, isokinetic exercises were found to improve muscle strength, increase lean body mass, and reduce body fat. The participants who did the isokinetic training in addition to aerobic exercises showed greater improvements than those who did only aerobic training.


Top-class on-site facilities

We offer a modern suite of facilities to make you feel comfortable and confident in our treatments. Our four separate treatment rooms give you the privacy and comfort that is required during your consultation and treatment periods. Additionally, you can make use of our fully equipped gym that also has rehabilitation equipment. The gym has a large floor space which makes group and individual remedial exercises possible and is fitted with full-length mirrors that allow for the correction of techniques used during your exercises, which will help you optimise your recovery.