Physiotherapy Services we Provide
Following a thorough initial assessment of your issue, treatment may include;
Our physiotherapy sessions have strong emphasis on hands-on treatment and it is delivered to an advanced level.
- Joint and spinal Mobilisation - Techniques to improve the range of movement of specific joints and tissues
- Spinal Manipulation - Short lever, quick movements to instantly create improved function and range of movement in your joints
- Muscle energy techniques - A technique that uses light resistance to activate the body's reflexes to restore tissue tension and range of movement in the muscle and joint.
- Soft tissue techniques - Massage, sports massage, trigger point release therapy
- Myofascial Release - Specific soft tissue technique to improve movement, posture and function.
- Diaphragmatic release work - Gentle techniques that releases the diaphragm to improve breathing. Specifically helpful in conditions such headaches, shoulder pain and neck pain
- Craniosacral techniques - Craniosacral techniques is a gentle way of working with the body using very light touch. The body is allowed to activate its own inherent healing capacities to improve dysfunction. Craniosacral techniques works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.
- Taping techniques- Using various types of tape to improve better movement, stability or less pain.
"She identified the bad habits that had led to the injury, started me on a regimen of exercises to retrain my musculature, manual therapy to improve my tissue function, and gave me my first taste of her energetic, motivational style of coaching"
Individualised Exercise Prescription
Exercises are specific to each client's set of circumstances and we consider function and levels of discomfort at all times.
- Educating patients on correct exercises to regain strength, balance and flexibility.
- Individualised handouts prepared by your physiotherapist on the day of your session.
- Retraining co-ordination, timing and muscle balance to perform everyday tasks from walking upstairs to running a marathon.
- Biomechanical gait analysis
- Pre-habilitation and screening to prevent injuries before they happen
- Core and Pelvic stability training specific to your requirements i.e. assessing gluteals, deep abdominal, diaphragm and pelvic floor activation
Running technique analysis
- Analysing your running training programme
- Analysing your running style
- Analysing your specific strength requirements for running
- Offering cues to improve your running efficiency
Pre- and Post operative Rehabilitation
- Maintenance of muscle strength and joint mobility prior to your operation to improve your outcome and prognosis.
- Individualised rehabilitation before and after surgery
- Working with your Consultant and their protocols but always considering your specific needs and pain levels at the time.
- Analysing your movement patterns, muscle strength, joint stability and overall mobility to prevent injury from occurring in your daily life and sport.
- Prevention is better than cure!
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, single use needles into key points on the body to assist the body’s natural healing process, offer pain relief and regain the body’s equilibrium commonly disturbed with injury or illness. Acupuncture treatment is tailored for each individuals needs at the time of attending their appointment.
Many individuals are helped by acupuncture every year. It is a chemical-free, up-to-date and safe way to help symptoms through a western evidence-based acupuncture approach.
By managing a patient’s pain, acupuncture often enhances physiotherapy treatments, such as exercise, therefore aiding recovery. Acupuncture is supported by scientific research and clinical evidence and may benefit a range of conditions*, such as Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, Tension- type Headaches, Migraines, Anxiety and others.
All our Physiotherapists are AACP registered and trained. The AACP, as the largest acupuncture organisation in the UK, represents Chartered Physiotherapists who are qualified to use acupuncture as part of their treatments.
*References on file at AACP can be found by visiting www.aacp.org.uk
Intended benefits of treatment:
- Reduction of pain
- Alleviation of muscle spasm and tension
- Facilitation of the healing process
- Induction of local and general relaxation
- Promotion of general well-being
- Improvement of sleep pattern