We use a wide range of manual techniques such as mobilisations, spinal and peripheral manipulation, massage and exercise therapy aided by electrotherapy equipment. Our staff is also qualified to use acupuncture for pain relief in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques.
Prior to any treatment or advice, our chartered physiotherapists or sports rehabilitators will discuss your condition with you and carefully examine the nature of your problem offering best course of treatment. We can decide upon assessment made as to whether physiotherapy alone or a combination of sport rehabilitation is appropriate or not, only then a formulated treatment programme tailored to your needs is implemented. A full assessment with initial treatment plan takes approximately 60+ minutes. Follow up treatment sessions takes approximately 45-50 minutes.
Biomechanics and Posture
Biomechanics is one aspect which is over looked to assess various musculoskeletal injuries. In our practice we address the alignment of the whole body and in particular the lower limb and its effect on normal movement and muscle balance. Pain and injury can arise when structures of the lower limb are not quite in line. This is referred to as 'mal-alignment'. If the foot does not strike the ground properly undue muscular strain, wear and tear on the joints can occur in the whole chain (foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip, back and neck).
Myofascial Release and Triggerpoint therapy
Theraputic massage works on several dissimilar levels with each skill used having a somewhat different focal point. The depth and pressure of the massage fluctuates to attain the aim set during the appraisal. In general the aim is to relive tension, improve circulation and flexability, and aid in the re-establishment of functionality and progress the body's wellbeing by invigorating its own curative capacity.
Massage therapy offers numerous benefits:
- Reduces stress levels
- Stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic systems to rid the body of waste toxins
- Reduces the build-up of aches and pains
- Maintains muscle tone and Restores mobility to injured muscles
- Prevents injuries and loss of mobility in potential trouble spots
Acupuncture has been practiced for over 2500-3000 years. It is used by health professionals who are specially trained in acupuncture. Its use is based on research and medical findings, it enhances pain modulation by the stimulation of the brain and the spinal cord resulting in the release of natural pain killers (hormones) called endorphins that help to ease pain. Endorphins reduce the sensation of pain and affect emotions. They assist the body's healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other exercises and manual therapies.
Acupuncture can be used for many conditions, including:
- Soft tissues problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Acute and Chronic Spinal Problems (Low Back Pain, Thoracic and cervical spine ailments)
- Tennis /Golfers Elbow
- Migraines and Headaches
Electric Modalities can be used to treat a variety of nerve and muscle related conditions.
In order for relief of muscle spasms, prevention or retardation of muscle wasting and its re-education, increase in local blood circulation, Maintaining and increasing range of motion of the joints preventing contractures, relief and reduction in pain. Using,
- Electric Muscle Stimulators
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)
- Interferential Therapy
Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy
Thermo or Cryotherapy can be used to treat a variety of soft tissue and muscle related conditions.
In order for relief of muscle spasms, increase in local blood circulation, Maintaining and increasing range of motion of the joints preventing contractures, relief and reduction in pain. Using,
Treatments and Consultations
Please be informed that during the physiotherapy and/or sports rehabilitation assessments and treatments sessions you may be required to get undressed to the level of shorts and T-shirt (in cases of pelvis and back assessments and treatments). We will do our very best to explain exactly what we will be doing and why and also make you feel at complete ease.
Chaperone to accompany you at your appointments/treatment session are most welcome.