Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice – when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Our physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to help improve a range of conditions associated with different body systems, such as;
- Sports Injuries
We treat various conditions associated with sports injuries including muscle tears, ligament strains and ruptures, from activities such as rugby, football, golf, tennis, horse riding and cycling. We offer a personal service and will work with you throughout your treatment offering support and advice on all aspects of your injury.
- Musculoskeletal Problems
Our Therapists treat all types of musculoskeletal aches and pains, which can often be brought on by the demands of everyday activities plus the more general wear and tear on our bodies as we get older. We also treat chronic and progressive conditions such as Arthritis along with acute injuries such as whiplash where treatment would consist of gentle Physiotherapy which can help restore full mobilization and alleviate the pain from this type of injury.
- Plantar fasciitis
This is the most common cause of pain felt in the heel of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is most common in runners and middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. Depending on individual requirements, some manipulation may be carried out and an individual treatment plan of calf and foot exercises will be devised. Advice on footwear and optional support aids such as arch supports will also be discussed with you.
- Back and Neck Pain
Our team can assess, diagnose and treat your specific problem. Treatment may include manipulation, mobilization, massage and acupuncture. Electrotherapy can also be used to speed up healing and relieve pain. Exercises which you can practice at home will be included to strengthen muscles that support the spine which can help to prevent further problems in the future.
- Runners knee (ITB)
Illitiobial band (ITB) syndrome or runners knee as it is known can affect both professional and recreational runners. Pain will most commonly occur around the outside of the knee or just above it. The iliotibial band is a connective tissue that runs between two of the muscles around the hip, down to the outside of the tibia. During exercise, such as running, where there is repetitive flexion and extension of the knee, friction can build up where the ITB rubs over the outer aspect of the knee, causing pain and sometimes swelling. Treatment for this will include hip stretches and abductions to increase your overall hip strength. Our physiotherapists will work on gradually increasing strength aiming to get you back to training as quickly and as safely as possible.
- Post-Op Rehabilitation
Starting physiotherapy treatment promptly following surgery is essential in speeding up the recovery process. Early intervention by an experienced physiotherapist will aid in restoration of joint range of movement and strength, leading to improved function. We will assess the individual and then devise a treatment plan to include strengthening exercises to gradually improve movement and mobility to its optimum level.
- Achilles tendinopathy
Achilles tendon injuries most commonly occur in runners. The first sign of this type of injury will usually begin with a stiffness near the back of the heel and may travel as far as the calf. Treatment for this will usually include exercises to help aid the healing of the tendon and calf stretching followed by further strength and mobility exercises which will be tailored to the individual to prevent future injury.