Physiotherapy treatment uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy to achieve a long term answer to your individual problem. Everyone is individual, and treatments are tailored to your specific problem, incorporating some or all of the following
Joint stiffness can cause reduced function and pain. Mobilisation of the joints can help to reduce stiffness, improve mobility and alleviate pain.
By giving you ways to help yourself at home, it can reduce the need for physiotherapy input and quicken recovery as well as helping to prevent future problems. Specific strengthening, stretching and core stability exercises are used in combination to achieve individual goals.
Can be used to help facilitate healing in soft tissue injuries (for example a sprained ankle). It can also be used to help break down scar tissue in some cases
Can be used to alleviate tension and pain in muscles. It can be used pre sport to enhance performance; and post sport to aid recovery. It is a useful maintenance tool to maintain optimal function of the muscles.
Can be used to help with pain relief for many conditions. It can be safely used in the long term to help alleviate pain in conditions like arthritic knees without the side effects that drugs can have.
Is a treatment for the symptoms of osteoarthritis and is injected directly into the affected joint or around the inflammed tendon. Many athletes with mild osteoarthritis have these injections to enable them to continue to participate in sport.
A cortisone injection is used to reduce pain, inflammation and restore joint function.
Muscles can get tight and cause imbalances in the body, which can in turn cause problems. A regular tailored programme of stretching can address these problems, improve function and performance, along with helping to alleviate pain
Is a form of exercise that has been developed over many years which is excellent for strengthening and stabilising the spine. It can be used to help alleviate back pain and help prevent it from occurring in the future.
A type of hands on treatment that can relieve tension in muscles to improve range of movement and performance.
Can be used to support joints, alleviate pain and help with rehabilitation. It can also be used to help with postural re-education which can help alleviate neck and back pain
Weakness and imbalance in muscles can cause dysfunction and result in problems and pain. A specific programme of strengthening can improve function, reduce the stress on joints and help prevent injury from occurring.