What can we deal with?
On a daily basis we deal with all kinds of issues ranging from mobility problems in the elderly, to acute back spasms in the working population, to growth and sport related issues in adolescents. If your unsure as to whether we can help- give us a call. Some of the more common issue we deal with are listed below:
- Neck, back and sciatic issues
- Balance and mobility deficits
- Osteoarthritis of all joints
- Shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears
- Hip, pelvis and knee problems
- Muscle Strains and fractures
- Sprained ankles
- Plantar fasciitis
- Growth related issues
- Nerve pain
- Sports injuries
How can we help?
When you arrive we will ask you a few questions to ascertain an understanding of what the problem is, how it may have come about, and your what you hope to achieve. After this we will carry out a detailed physical assessment to identify what the cause of the issue may be, and then create a treatment plan to overcome it. This is likely to include some hands-on treatment to help reduce your pain and allow you to move better, and exercises to do at home to help your body adapt to overcome the issue, and prevent it reoccuring
What treatments and techniques do we use?
We use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your goals- whether it be reducing pain or give you support to help you exercise with confidence. These include, but are not limited to:
- Soft-tissue massage
- Trigger-point release
- Joint mobilisations
- Rigid and sports taping
- Kinesiology taping
- Dry needling
- Soft-tissue release and stretching techniques
- Strengthening exercises
- Balance exercises
- Home exercise programmes
- Postural and ergonomic advice
- Pilates based exercises
What should I wear?
If you are coming to see us for the first time, try and wear something that is appropriate that will allow us to examine the affected area of the body. It is not essential but makes it a bit easier. For example for a knee or hip problem- bring some shorts; or for a shoulder problem- a t-shirt or strappy top may be easier.