Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

Will physiotherapy help me?

If you want to be able to move better and do more physio can help.

Whether you are unable to stand up form a chair easily due to pain or you, want to improve your sporting performance.

Physio can help by accurately identifying and effectively treating the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.  Our team of experienced chartered physios use a variety of physical treatment techniques to reduce pain, improve posture, alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination, helping patients to achieve their individual goals.

Here are just some of the reasons you might need physio:

  • Back pain and sciatica

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Joint replacement

  • Sports injury

  • Sprains and strains

  • Post-surgery, including mastectomy

  • Jaw pain

  • Tension headaches and migraine

 

What does physio involve?

 

 

At your first appointment, your physio will carry out a thorough verbal assessment followed by a physical examination to help us identify exactly how your problems are impacting your life and to come up with an evidence-based, clinical diagnosis.

Your physio will explain the nature of the problem and possible treatment options before coming up with a plan to suit you.

Treatment may include any combination of the following:

 

Exercise prescription

Exercise is an essential component of any physiotherapy treatment plan. Our practice will usually give an individual home exercise prescription to complement any treatment given in the clinic. We design and progress our exercise programmes to speed up your recovery, improve your movement, helping you to reach your goals and prevent injury.

 

Manual therapy

“Soft tissue” techniques such as massage and trigger point release help to relax painful tissues, improve the circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Our clinic uses passive joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques to improve joint range of joint motion and also for pain relief.

Electrotherapy

We use therapeutic ultrasound to speed up the natural healing processes for certain types of acute injury. Studies show that ultrasound helps reduce swelling and inflammation and improve the laying down of scar tissue. Our clinic you may offer it if you have new “soft tissue” injury

 

Acupuncture

Some of our musculoskeletal physiotherapists are trained in the use of “Western acupuncture” for pain relief. Acupuncture may be offered as an adjunct to other treatment if appropriate.

Acupuncture can be particularly useful when combined with exercise therapy in the treatment of tendonitis and tendinopathy and also in migraine headaches.

Taping

We use different types of adhesive tape and taping techniques to help support and rest injured tissues, to improve postural awareness and joint position sense, and to increase circulation.