The range of physiotherapy services we provide include:
Physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of conditions and injuries to the body through the use of various forms of passive mobilisation, massage, electro therapy and exercise. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy involves the use of manual therapy, advice, education and exercise prescription for the treatment of muscular joint and nerve disorders of the body. Manual therapy is the use of 'hands on' treatment such as joint mobilisation and soft tissue release.
Examples of conditions treated include:
Physiotherapy treatment of sports injuries uses techniques and treatments that ensure a speedy and healthy recovery with an emphasis on hands-on manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.
Sports injury treatments include:
Physiotherapy is an essential aid to recover strength and movement following surgery such as:
We can assist patients to achieve full fitness by recommending exercise programme's that are tailored to the individual and the injury.
Balance and mobility assessments are carried out to help prevent the patient from falls.
Falls become more common as we get older and can lead to complications such as fractures. Physiotherapy can help minimise the risk of falling by identifying the cause of poor balance and begin an exercise programme to improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. We can visit the more elderly at home or in their nursing home if they are unable to come to us.
Ergonomics is the science of your work place matching you and the task at hand.
Causes of ergonomic problems:
A variety of symptoms can be experienced such as pain, stiffness, weakness etc.
We can assess and treat the injury, identify the cause and implement exercises and postural training to minimise re-occurrence.
We also run classes in manual handling training and people moving and handling training.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis is the deterioration in bone density which affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men by age of 50 years. This silent disease is on the increase and is due to hormonal changes, inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D and lack of weight bearing exercise. Physiotherapy and correct management can maintain, prevent and restore bone density.
As osteoporosis is a silent disease and there may not be any warning signs until a bone fracture occurs, our classes include education in the development and process of osteoporosis and give a practical guide to pain management and lifestyle advice.
Classes also involve postural and strengthening exercises and activities to improve balance. Exercises will incorporate weight bearing, balance and strength training.