Mobilisation & Manipulation
These are manual techniques applied to the joints and soft tissues of the body. We are specialised in knowing how the body moves and the balance between joint movement and soft tissue.
Moving the bones in specific ways can help restore the normal spin, roll and glide of the joint. This can be great for pain relief and restoring range of motion in the joint and surrounding tissues. Muscle spasms can be relieved allowing your body to move in a pain-free way.
Soft Tissue Massage
Soft tissue massage may also be used. This can help stimulate blood flow to the injured area.
This is essential for tissue healing and can have a relaxing soothing effect on the muscle and fascial layers.
Exercise therapy is a big part of your rehabilitation and we will inspire you to follow our advice for your home programme of exercises.
Exercises are tailored to your needs and may include strength, flexibility, Pilates or balance exercises.
We spend time assessing muscle imbalances and give you exercises to address any weakness or tightness in the muscles.
We run a variety of exercise class options that may be suitable for you:
Pilates, Movement for Health, Lower Limb Strengthening, Mindful Movement.
Find out more about the Classes we run HERE.
Understanding your injury is a big part of getting you back to full health. The better informed you are the more likely you will participate in the rehabilitation process. We like to give you clear guidelines of expected healing times for your injury and will indicate how many visits you may need.
We will make sure you are not doing things to irritate or aggravate your problem – whether it is advising you on how to sit, how you play your sport or other ways to modify your daily activities. We like to keep you as active as possible while you are recovering from your injury.
Find out more about our Pain Management class HERE.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into the body, at specific points, which are usually over nerves. Acupuncture can have a powerful and sustained effect on pain and dysfunction, and is a great way to stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities. Acupuncture may be suggested by your physio to treat the following:
|Acute and chronic condition||Back and neck pain|
|Muscle and joint problems||Nerve pain|
|Arthritis||Headaches and migraines|
You may feel a pinprick at the needle is inserted, followed by a warmth or achy sensation. Most people are surprised at how gentle this treatment is.