Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Physiotherapy for PoTS
At Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing we offer physiotherapy and other services to help people with PoTS, as well as those living with persistent pain, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS & long covid. Specialist physiotherapy, yoga & coaching are combined to help people manage PoTS and make change. Like all services at Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing physiotherapy for people with PoTS can be offered in person in Lincoln and/or remotely (video/phone), and can be offered virtually worldwide.
Ann has written a blog on physiotherapy for PoTS, this blog incudes a little about what PoTS is and some of the main ways that physiotherapy can help. You can read this blog by clicking the button below:
Ann has specialised in pain and neurology within physiotherapy and has many years of experience of helping people change and manage fatigue, pain and other symptoms. You can find out more about Ann and how she works by clicking the button below:
Ann lives with PoTS and ME/CFS herself, and previously with persistent pain, and so has both an evidenced based clinical understanding and a lived experience understanding. Ann has been able to improve PoTS to an extent that meant it was possible to wean off medication. Essential elements in doing this included daily nervous system regulation practices, pacing of activities, exercise (with vey very slow progressions) and time.
Best practice is to treat body and mind (body mind) which are inextricably interlinked, tailoring care for the whole person. Understanding the person, the different possible mechanisms of the symptoms, possible treatment and management options and treating each person as an individual, is important and an essential part of making changes. In PoTS one mechanism that needs targeting is the autonomic nervous system, PoTS is a dysautonomia which is an autonomic dysfunction. A level of autonomic dysfunction is also always present in ME/CFS, long covid, fibromyalgia and persistent pain in general. Another mechanism that can be part of PoTS is MCAS, this is something that Ann considers in her assessment and if this may be something that is relevant for you she will suggest seeing a specialist in this condition. Your story will always be compassionately heard, Ann understands the importance of this. Working together we can make changes to help you do what you love, live well & thrive again.
What to expect
PoTS management at Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing combines specialist physiotherapy & wellness coaching to help you make changes & be able to do what’s meaningful. Wellness coaching includes yoga and compassionate mind training, more information on wellness coaching can be found in the other related services section below.
The first appointment is a holistic assessment of how PoTS and any other conditions are affecting you and your quality of life. This involves understanding you and your life, including what activities are meaningful to you, including those that you can’t currently do and exploring what you would like to be able to do.
Who we see
Ann works mainly with people with mild to moderate PoTS, if your PoTS is severe please still get in touch and Ann will advise if she thinks she may be able to help.
Other related services we offer
Physiotherapy for people with ME/CFS & long covid
Physiotherapy for people with persistent pain
Get in touch
If you would like to find out how Ann can help manage and change fatigue, do what you love, live well and thrive again get in touch to book your appointment, or a free 15 minute call to help you decide if working with Ann is right for you.