What We Treat Back Pain
This includes muscular aches, sciatica, disc bulge or pain referred into the arms and legs. Symptoms may also include tingling, numbness or weakness. Generalised Joint Problems
Effective in the treatment of painful, swollen joints and for those diagnosed with osteo-arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Neck Pain
Treatment of neck pain which can also be felt into the shoulders and arms, which can be due to posture, stiff joints or whiplash. Also effective in the treatment of headaches, dizziness and vertigo. Sports Injuries
We treat recent injuries such as acute ankle sprains, hamstring tears as well as knee ligament or cartilage damage. Long term problems such as recurring tennis elbow, faulty foot biomechanics, achilles tendon overstrain, shoulder strains and neck sprains can also be helped. Overuse injuries
Work-related pain through prolonged postures, such as low back, neck and arm pain as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. Sports people also can suffer from overuse injuries such as painful shoulders, golfers and tennis elbow, shin splints and inflamed tendons. Post-operative or Post-fracture
We are able to help reduce pain and swelling, strengthen muscles, improve function and return to normal movement. This may be following a joint replacement, arthrocopy or reconstructive surgery to either a joint or to fix a broken bone. Postural Dysfunction
This is a very common complaint with poor posture leading to pain, overstrain and tiredness.It is treated with assessment of work station set-up, advice and exercises and other physiotherapy techniques. Back Pain during or following Pregnancy
In the last trimester, the body gets ready for childbirth by releasing hormones which soften your ligaments so that the pelvis is a little more flexible. As a result your back can be left somewhat compromised if your muscles are not strong. Unfortunately, the muscles are not usually firing on all cylinders due to changing postures and positions related to pregnancy. The combination of these factors can leave you open to problems even beyond delivery. Physiotherapy can help evaluate what you are doing well and what you are doing poorly and help you with a programme for restabilising after this challenging time.
Physiotherapists are skilled in advice and education for a variety of muscular and joint problems. We can prescribe specific exercises to help reduce pain, improve strength and endurance, returning you to full function and sporting ability. We have a fully equipped gym adjacent to the clinic for this purpose.
Video Gait Analysis is useful for identifying movement faults and then helping retrain for specific actions, whether it is running, a golf swing or a swimming stroke. Any muscle weakness that is identified, can then be worked on with exercises.