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Highlands Health Centre

Highlands Health Centre

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Other Services Available

 

Remedial Therapist

Mrs Gail Taylor is available for Remedial and Sports Therapy massage therapy via the Doctors or Reception Team, on Monday afternoons and all day on Wednesdays.

Remedial Massage is a clinical treatment, which uses deep tissue massage for specific therapeutic effect. Conditions such as back pain, neck stiffness, frozen shoulder, sciatica and knee injuries. General muscular aches and pains also respond well to Remedial Massage. Sports massage is ideal for promoting recovery from a variety of injuries including strains and sprains.

The "Fit For Life" concept is actively encouraged, both with individual patients and in group situations. Within the last 12 months initiatives have been undertaken with two separate "sheltered housing" organisations demonstrating and encouraging gentle stretching and safe exercise to assist mobility and maximise general well-being.

 

Health Promotion

Morning and evening appointments may be made with the doctors or nurses to allow time to consider how to avoid ill health. Please ask the receptionists for an appointment for:

  • Blood pressure and heart disease prevention
  • Asthma and Diabetes control
  • Diet, weight and exercise
  • General health checks
  • Well woman/well man
  • Travel advice
  • Counselling clinic: for help to control smoking, alcohol or drugs
  • For relationship, spiritual and personal problems
  • Over 75 annual health checks

Manipulation

Neck and back manipulation by Dr Langsford.


Child Development

  • Routine child development checks with Dr Langsford or Dr Bedford:
    6 week checks with either Dr Langsford or Dr Bedford
  • Full immunisation schedules provided by the practice nurses

Well Woman and Family Planning

Appointments with either Dr Langsford, Dr Bedford or the Practice Nurse.

 

Pre-conception and Management of Menopause

Appointments with either Dr Langsford or Dr Bedford.

 

Maternity Care

Ante and post natal checks by appointment.

 

Physiotherapy, Ultrasound, Chiropody & Dermatology

All available locally at The Ivybridge Health Centre by referral from our doctors.


Minor Operations

Performed by appointment at the Health Centre.

 

Medical Examinations not covered by NHS

Mutual appointment times agreed with the doctor. (Fee payable)

 

Loan Equipment

The practice offers a range of health education books which are available on loan. There are various items of equipment which are available for patients' use. These are available on advice of your GP.

 

Medical Students

Occasionally we have medical students in the practice who may be present while you consult your doctor. If you would prefer to see your doctor in private please say so.

 

Patient's Comments

Any comments or suggestions can be made to the Practice Manager.

 

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