BACK & NECK PAIN
Nine out of ten people develop back or neck pain during their lifetime and it can be debilitating, affecting all aspects of your life.
During your assessment, you can explain how your pain affects your everyday life. Using our expert clinical skills during the examination, we build a picture of how those factors are 'playing out' in your body such as localised areas of stiffness in the spine due to prolonged sitting, specific muscle weaknesses that have developed over a period of time or habitual patterns of movement that are aggravating the pain.
We have a great 'toolbox' of effective treatments for back and neck pain. Soft tissue treatments, joint mobilisation, acupuncture, clinical pilates and manipulation can all make an enormous difference.
We are able to give tailor-made advice on exercises to strengthen your back and neck, helping you to get back to living your normal life as soon as possible.
HIP & KNEE PAIN
Sometimes, having pain in one area of the body can often mean the root of the problem can come from somewhere else. This is called referred pain. In our experience, this can be the case with hips and knees.
Our physiotherapists are experts in untangling the way your particular symptoms present and work out where the real culprit causing the pain is hidden. Hip pain can commonly come from the back and knee pain can sometimes be referring from the hip. If it is a straight forward hip or knee pain or a mechanical injury, then we can treat that too.
AFTER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
We tailor all our rehabilitation programs to suit your needs and help you make a full recovery. We have a fully equipped rehabilitation gymnasium available with a comprehensive range of equipment, all of which helps us to help you towards recovery as quickly as possible.
Physiotherapy is an essential aid to recover strength and movement following surgery such as (other conditions treated - please call to enquire):
Knee surgery such as Meniscectomy
Setting of fractures
Spinal surgery such as Discectomy / fusions
Caesarean section, hysterectomy and other abdominal surgery
Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair) or manipulation under anaesthetic.
Have you had a pain / discomfort which you feel is not bad enough to get sorted but is niggling away in the background of your life? Have you been putting off getting it sorted, hoping it will just 'go away'? Maybe it's time for us to help you get to the root of the problem?
Like a car needs an MOT every year, our physiotherapists can help pin point the reasons for the discomfort and help you with a management plan to nip them in the bud before they develop further or become more serious or chronic.
This kind of 'MOT' assessment can give some valuable exercise or lifestyle advice to keep the problem at bay. Many of our patients find that pilates keeps these types of problems from coming back as does a regular massage.
There are lots of different types of headache, the main types are:
Most headaches are not serious and can be treated with pharmacy remedies and lifestyle changes. Physiotherapy can also be a very effective form of treatment for tension headaches and migraines. Often symptoms of headache can be due to postural dysfunction, muscular trigger points, upper cervical spine dysfunction, stress, hormonal changes, or muscular imbalances. Acupuncture, sot tissue release or manipulations can give significant relief.
In September 2012, NICE recognised acupuncture's benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too.
UPPER LIMB & SHOULDER PAIN
Pain in the shoulder or upper arm can be debilitating. There can be many reasons for pain in this area. Prolonged poor postures, repetitive activities or movements are the main culprits.
Our physiotherapists will also look at other key areas of the body which can refer pain to the arm such as the neck.
Upper limb pain (forearm, wrist or shoulder) can be due to overuse causing overload and repetitive strain on the soft tissues due to the demands of your job, hobby or sport.
The shoulder joint uniquely relies on the balance of the muscles working together to keep it stable and pain free. Any disruption to the rhythm of these muscle groups working in synchrony can be troublesome.
JOINT ACHES & PAINS
Joints are made up of two bones and cartilage that is surrounded by a fibrous capsule and ligaments. Joint pain is usually due to natural wear and tear, injury or trauma to any of these structures, but could also be due to a number of different arthritic conditions.
If not looked at in its early stages, some conditions can become chronic. Arthritis can occur in any joint. Click here for more information on arthritis.
Physiotherapy can help ease symptoms, strengthen muscles in arthritis and help prevent other conditions reoccurring. At the Physio Studio we work with you to develop an effective regime to get you back to health and achieve your goals.
SOFT TISSUE INJURIES: LIGAMENT SPRAINS, MUSCLE STRAINS, MUSCLE TEARS.
What is a strain?
A strain is an injury to a muscle or to a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). It is sometimes called a “pulled muscle”. The hamstring (posterior thigh muscle), calf muscle, and Achilles tendon are commonly strained.
What is a sprain?
A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects bones to other bones). Joints contain many ligaments. Ankles, knees, and wrists are the joints most commonly sprained. They are graded 1,2,3 depending upon the severity.
How can physiotherapy help with soft tissue healing?
Physiotherapy is an integral part of the recovery process. Sound advice in the early stages can promote quicker healing and the treatment techniques we have available at the clinic such as The Kinnective & our Soft Tissue Treatments or massage therapy can improve outcomes.