We are a team of Physiotherapists who specialise in the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions. Following your assessment, our experienced physiotherapist will discuss with you and then select an appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan based upon their expert clinical judgement. With advanced skills in managing injuries which affect muscles, joints and soft tissue our aim will be to optimise healing and speed up your recovery.
Massage and soft tissue mobilisations can have such a positive effect on a number of the key systems within our bodies including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and nervous system. Not only can massage and soft tissue mobilisations help increase joint mobility it can also breakdown scar tissue, free up adhesions and improve muscular tone.
Massage and soft tissue mobilisations can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and sensory receptors which will promote relaxation and help reduce stress. Through the release of chemical endorphins massage and soft tissue mobilisations are great ways to reduce and manage increases in pain.
Joint mobilisations / manipulations is a passive technique where your physiotherapist will apply a direct trust to a joint at or near the end of range of motion. It can have similar beneficial effects as soft tissue mobilisations. It has been proposed that joint mobilisations / manipulations can relieve musculoskeletal pain, increase joint range of motion and unlock stiff joints.
Functional retraining focuses on primary fundamental movement patterns which are needed for day – day life. Our bodies are designed to move, however, following injury we develop compensations which have a negative impact on the way we move.
Tonal adaptations and postural instabilities are also noticeable following injury – functional rehabilitation aims to develop that inner-strength, improving both balance and co-ordination which in turn increases range of movement and reduces pain.
Functional rehabilitation is also used to improve posture, through stimulating multi-functional movement patterns your increased body awareness will mean less muscular tension and greater resistance to postural related pain.
INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMMES
Personal injury programmes are paramount to all successful treatment and rehabilitation programmes. All treatment plans need to be specific as each individual will present differently following injury. Each individual will also respond differently to a chosen treatment or exercise programme.
From initial assessment, plans will be discussed and formulated under the guidelines of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timed).
Following this structure will mean treatment and rehabilitation plans can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient, leading to either a speedier return to work (job specific) or return to play (sport specific).
Post-surgical rehabilitation will have commenced during your time in hospital, however, following discharge continued rehabilitation is vital for your overall recovery. Physical adaptations such as reduced strength, swelling, loss of balance and co-ordination, reduced mobility and postural problems can arise following operations of an orthopaedic, cardiac and neurological nature.
Physiotherapy will play a significant role in managing your symptoms and provide you with a platform to make the best possible recovery. Benefits can include, effective pain management, improved function and an ability to perform activities of daily living. We will help you regain your independence which will reduce anxiety and increase confidence post-surgery.
We will help you regain your independence which will reduce anxiety and increase confidence post-surgery.
Taping has been shown to aid rehabilitation and is now increasingly being used for injury prevention. Physiotherapist are using taping techniques more and more within their clinical practice as it is a great adjunct to a patient’s treatment plan. From assisting greater postural awareness and encouraging
From assisting greater postural awareness and encouraging a normal range of motion, through to helping to reduce pain and swelling, taping is used on a variety of injuries such as shoulder instability, knee pain, and tendinopathies.
Pilates focuses on your ability to effectively engage your core muscles. It is designed to improve your strength, improve posture and provide you with a greater potential to initiate smooth and effective movement.
Pilates will encourage you to not only engage during a specific exercise but it will also promote a functional strength and awareness which will improve activates performed on a daily basis and lead to greater performance. Through regular practice and facilitation of your core, you will develop a whole-body approach to managing and reducing your risk of injury.
Kinetic Control focuses on the retraining of uncontrolled movements. Adopting compensatory movement patterns can lead to pain which can ultimately impact on your quality of life. Physical impairments can occur regularly throughout day to day life, from sedentary postural dysfunction to manual work and sporting specific muscular imbalances. Functional retraining plays a significant role in all areas of rehabilitation. Our specialist trained Physiotherapist will analyse your posture and movement patterns and then retrain any imbalances highlighted. Through our comprehensive understanding of postural and movement impairment, you can expect quicker recovery rates, reduced recurrence of pain and an enhanced quality of life.
Nathan is our Kinetic Control specialist
One of the specialist treatment modalities we are able to offer is acupuncture. Following assessment and discussion, your physiotherapist may offer you a course of acupuncture to treat a musculoskeletal problem such as chronic pain, joint pain, migraines or recurrent headaches. Acupuncture is based on the theory that fine needles inserted into the skin stimulate sensory nerves and result in the release of natural pain-relieving endorphins.
Sports massage can offer many benefits to our patients with acute or chronic pain, injury, or muscle imbalance. We utilise a variety of techniques to manipulate superficial and deep muscle tissue within the body. The massage techniques selected by your therapist will depend on your intended outcome of treatment and can provide many benefits including pain relief, relaxation, reduce muscle imbalance, and promote muscle tissue recovery post injury. Massage therapy may also provide psychological benefits reducing stress and anxiety.
Your sports massage will be most effective when combined with an individualised home exercise programme prescribed by your physiotherapist.
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