Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession which uses a wide range of treatment techniques to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability. This helps to speed up the healing process and get you back to action. In particular, physiotherapy focus on the treatment of the neuromuscular (brain and nervous system) and musculoskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones) systems.
We are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of muscular, joint and nerve problems and sports injuries; focusing on manual therapy (manipulation, mobilisation and soft tissue therapy) as well as acupuncture/dry needling, neurodynamics, electrotherapy and exercise therapy to restore function and strength and most of all prevent recurrences.
Activation therapy is a holistic approach designed to restore your body’s optimal function by activating specific points within the muscle. The results in strength and flexibility are dramatic, immediate and easily measurable with noticeable improved stamina, proprioception and balance.
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese method of inserting needles in specific acupuncture points to allow for the flow of energy or Qi, restoring the body’s natural balance. This evidence based treatment technique can treat a wide variety of conditions including stress, anxiety and fertility problems as well as prevent injuries. Stress can often show itself in your body through weird and wonderful aches and pain, acupuncture can treat this quickly and effectively. Dry needling is the insertion and continuous manipulation of needles into various points of the body, including trigger points, to relieve pain and muscle spasm. Both these techniques release endorphins (natural pain killers), serotonin (happy hormones) and melatonin (enables enhanced sleeping) as well as regulate hormonal imbalances which will reduce stress.
Biomechanical assessment looks at the structure, alignment and function of your body. It includes running gait analysis and sport specific identification of muscle imbalances in strength, length and motor control.
Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability and posture. Clinical Pilates is a series of mat based exercises in various different body positions which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients with back and neck pain, and those recovering from injury.
Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. We use ultrasound and interferential to facilitate healing when it is required.
Ergonomic assessments also referred to as workstation assessments, ensure that your workstation is set up to optimise good and comfortable posture at work thus minimise the risk of injury. Posture is a very important aspect of many problems and can make a huge difference to treatment outcomes.
Hands-on manual therapy uses mobilisation and manipulation of the spine and other joints to restore joint movement, power and range of motion.
Post op rehab:
Working in collaboration with your surgeon in both pre-surgical strengthening and preparation and post-surgical rehabilitation, we ensure optimal recovery.
Pregnancy related pain:
The pregnancy journey is often littered with a lot of aches and pain, from the heart ache of trying to fall pregnant to the real searing pain of child birth with lots of aches (and pain) in between. There is so much physiotherapy can do to help with during this time. Pregnancy does not have to be painful or debilitating! we can help with advice regarding correct exercises and supports, to hands-on treatment and acupuncture to make your journey as pain free and happy as possible. After child birth we are here to get your body back to its former stronger self.
Using customised exercises and stretches to optimise function, and facilitating a safe and speedy return to your chosen lifestyle activities whether at home, work, or sport.
Soft tissue Therapy:
Soft tissue release techniques including deep tissue release, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to restore muscle length and power and promote healing.
Traditional strapping and kinesio-taping are used for the treatment of a variety of conditions such as joint stabilisation, joint re-alignment, promoting muscle contraction, off load muscles and joints and decreasing swelling.