What We Treat
We treat a range of injuries across our clinics including the following:
POST FRACTURE REHABILITATION
GOLFERS AND TENNIS ELBOW
PINS AND NEEDLES AND NUMBNESS
BACK AND NECK PAIN
PELVIC AND COCCYX PAIN
ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN
REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI)
Post Fracture Rehabilitation – A fracture whether it is set in a cast or not, will require some period of immobility and rest. This will lead to weakness and stiff in the surrounding tissues which may require some time with a physiotherapist to see you gain the maximum function from the area again.
Sports Injuries – We have successfully treated knee pain, ligaments sprains and ruptures, shin splints, tendinopathies, fractures, bursitis, groin strains, plantar fasciitis, shoulder impingements and frozen shoulders.
We follow a strict protocol post injury and operation with your consultant, if you are under one, to provide the best outcome and return you to good health and your sport as soon as possible.
Frozen Shoulder – Medically known as idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. There are three key phases of frozen shoulder: the painful phase, freezing phase and thawing phase. The whole syndrome can last up to 18 months and can often alleviate itself. Physiotherapy is useful in assisting in pain relief and maintaining function of the shoulder and arm during and after the above phases. It is also important in getting advice to ensure the neck and upper back do not stiffen.
Golfers and Tennis Elbow – Inflammation of the forearm tendons was previously differentiated by their presence in sport. Modern lifestyles and working habits means these injuries are common with other repetitive tasks such as typing, lifting and gardening. The syndrome can be classed as a form of overuse or repetitive strain injury. A physiotherapy assessment with determine the cause of your symptoms and reduce the pain and prevent reoccurrence.
Whiplash Injuries – Whiplash is a traumatic injury caused by hyperextension to the neck and spinal area. They most commonly occur after road traffic accidents but can also occur with falls. Muscles often spasm after such incidences, which can lead to stiffness of the joints and surrounding soft tissues. Seeking therapy input is pertinent in maintaining and improving function and long term effects.
Headaches – can be the effects from extrinsic or intrinsic factors around the head and neck region or other imbalances of the body. It is important to determine the cause of your headache to ensure the best course of action. Cervicogenic headaches can be treated effectively by physiotherapy and acupuncture, by using manipulative techniques. Learn more about headaches.
Postural Re-education – Postural changes not only include the spine but can originate from the lower limbs which have an impact higher up. Poor postural control leads to strain on surrounding ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves and blood vessels, particularly at the spine. If sustained, structures become overloaded and irritated, leading to pain. Posture is assessed both in sitting and standing as well as in other functional movements, such as walking and running to make sure all muscles are working in the correct manner and one is not inhibiting the other which may be inducing your symptoms. Learn more about posture here.
Pins and needles and numbness – Compression of the nerves at the spine or in the peripheral muscles can give the sensation of pins and needles and numbness. Quite often stiff spinal segments and overactive muscles can contribute to these symptoms as well as more serious pathologies and is important to have these assessed. Treating the symptoms is just as important as finding the cause to prevent your symptoms returning.
Back and neck pain – We spend long periods sitting, whether at our desk, at the computer, in the car or at home, these longer periods of sitting inflicted by our modern lifestyles is having a direct impact on our backs and necks. Sitting for prolonged periods in slumped or sloughed postures can create muscular imbalances and predisposes certain areas of the spine to ‘wear and tear’ or arthritic changes and disc injuries. Learn more about back pains and neck pain.
Pelvic and coccyx pain – Symptoms around the pelvis are not very common unless you are pregnant or have undergone some form of trauma. The pelvis, being a relatively stable area, needs force or strong muscular imbalance to create pain and other symptoms around the area. Coccyx pain can occur due to displacement of the coccyx from trauma.
Ankle and foot pain – The foot and ankle carries the whole weight of the body and is susceptible to arthritic changes as well as sports injuries, especially with impact exercise. Tendinitis and ankle sprains are common injuries that worsen without adequate intervention. Learn more about ankle injuries.
Knee pain – The knee can be affected by a number of different injuries and conditions, which are treated in different ways. The knee is most susceptible to arthritic changes and sports injuries. Injuries can include sprains and strains of the ligaments and tendons, meniscus tears and fractures. Learn more about knee pain.
Repetitive Sprain Injury (RSI) – RSI is an overuse type injury caused by fatigue of muscles. RSI can occur as a work or sports related injury. RSI affects the lower limbs as well as the upper limbs. Examples can include Achilles tendonitis, De Quervains tendonitis, tennis and golfers elbows. Physiotherapy can assist in prevention and treatment of your symptoms, and is most effective in the early stages. Learn more about RSI.