Physiotherapy plays an essential role in the pain relief of muscle, bone, joint or nerve injuries or disease without the use of medication. Physiotherapy helps injured tissue heal effectively and is a very important part of rehabilitation.At the expert Physio, we provide you with a comprehensive assessment in order to make an informed clinical diagnosis and hence, effective treatment of your injury or condition. The combination of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation skills enables us to offer you multi-dimensional approaches to treating conditions and preventing re-injury.
Manual Therapy used:
Orthopaedic manipulative therapy- a specific joint mobilsation technique to loosen stiff peripheral or spinal joints and ease pain.
Soft tissue techniques - massage, deep tissue, trigger point and muscle energy techniques.
neural tissue mobilisation - an effective treatment modality used in relation to pathalogies of the nervous system, using specific nerve stretching techniques to release tension and restore neurodynamics within the nervous system.
Strapping techniques - to protect injured muscles and joints as well as immediate pain relief.
Sports injuries can arise from trauma, overuse or a muscle imbalance problem. If sports injuries are due to isolated muscular weakness, muscular imbalance or core stability problems, we will work with you on specific rehabilitation exercises which can be performed to treat the injury and help to prevent recurrent problems. With our Masters degrees in Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy and with our extensive experience in treating sports injuries, you can be sure that you will receive expert sports medicine services. We treat all levels of sports people from the occasional runner to elite international competitors.
Exercise programmes - specific to your problem.
Muscle imbalance correction.
Clinical Pilates-type exercises to strengthen your deep spinal and tummy muscles.
Instruction using gym machines and free weights.
Acupuncture Used for muscular or back and neck pain, joint pain relief, sports injuries, headaches and arthritis. Many people who suffer from long term pain can become frustrated and depressed. Research shows that acupuncture is a highly effective technique that stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals which assists the body to heal itself and reduce pain. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an advanced acupuncture technique which may be the answer to a long term pain problem. The needle is inserted into the problem muscle. The muscle ‘grasps’ the needle and when eases, usually results in pain relief. Our IMS practitioners may combine their training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Intra-Muscular Stimulation with traditional physiotherapy treatment for effective results. Only sterile, disposable needles are used and our Physiotherapists are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and certified by the National Blood Service.
Used to observe and analyse the biomechanics of your body force and movments whilst still or in motion in order to gain a greater understanding of athletic performance and to reduce sport injuries. Biomechanical analysis will help identify any faulty mechanics of the body which may be a cause of your pains or aches. Certain spinal or lower limb problems could be corrected through the use of tailor-made Orthotics and specific rehabilitation exercise programme.
Gait Scan & Orthotics
Our GaitScan™ System is a technologically advanced gait analysis system used for diagnosis of your walking or running pattern problem through the use of State-of-the-Art Computerised equipment. As you walk across the pressure plate, thousnads of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time. From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual represntations of the pressure under your feet, the Physiotherapist will show you the images taken of your walking pattern on the computer and explain to you what the causes are and how to correct those through physiotherapy, education and possibly tailor-made orthotics which are known to be remarkably effective.
Neurological rehabilitation is the treatment of patients who have a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are those affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves; such as stroke, MS and Parkinson's disease.
Neurological rehabiliation is an important part of therapy.
Hydrotherapy refers to treatments and exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit. Our qualified therapist gives constant (one to one ) attendance to the patient's receiving treatment in a heated therapy pool. Hydrotherapy therapy techniques include Halliwick, Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Watsu, Aqua Running, and Ai Chi. Therapeutic applications include neurological disorders, spine pain, musculoskeletal pain, postoperative orthopedic rehabilitation, rehabilitation following fracture / ligament injuries and pediatric disabilities
Massage has a profound positive effect on health by maximising the body’s potential for regeneration and recovery. It can promote a feeling of wellbeing – calms and soothes – and can also have a stimulating, refreshing and invigorating effect. Deep tissue massage is one of the most popular ways to help your body relax and recuperate, whether as treatment following physical training or as a form of relaxation. With a focus on the deeper muscle tissue layers, this form of massage is designed to release tension in the body using a variety of slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the affected areas. If you have been training hard for a sporting event, you may find yourself with some aches and strains. Not only is this likely to affect your performance, it may also grow worse over time. Sports massage helps to ease these complaints by relaxing muscles and improving circulation.