(Mobilisations / Rehabilitative Exercise / Electrotherapy)
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. It is often used for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, pain management and post-operative rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is concerned with restoring human function and movement to an optimum level when someone is affected by injury, illness or other disability.
(Structural / Cranial-Sacral Therapy / Visceral Release / Babies and Children)
Osteopathy is patient centred and considers each person as an individual. Osteopathy recognises the importance between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. It examines this link between the structure and function of the body and how the parts of the body (bones, joints, ligaments, discs, muscles, tendons, nerves and internal organs) work together. The osteopath works with the body to create the perfect condition to facilitate the healing process by gentle manipulation of bones, joints and soft tissues to remove restrictions which may be preventing normal mobility, blood flow, nerve supply or muscle activity. Advice is commonly given on self-help treatments and long-term management. Cranial Osteopathy is also offered for babies and children.
Sports Massage is the management, mobilisation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. There are numerous benefits and effects from sports massage, including softening taut muscular bands, releasing soft tissue tensions and is frequently used before or after your sporting event to minimise the effects of over-training.
We also carry out postural and musculoskeletal screening to assess any muscle imbalances that may lead to further injuries. Biomechanical gait and running assessments can ensure that your lower limbs are correctly aligned. Achieving a good balance between strength and flexibility is key to avoiding any adverse strain on your symptomatic area. Often over-pronating foot arches can be minimised through chair-side shoe orthotics or by improving poor lumbopelvic stability. We have international experience in treating amateur or professional athletes and rehabilitating them back to their chosen sport. Our excellent facilities enable us to treat all levels of sports people.
Medical Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within manual therapy as part of an integrated approach to treat musculoskeletal conditions. It is a total treatment model and is grounded in Western Medical Science. Acupuncture Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence. The treatment involves a dry needling technique by using pre-sterilised disposable acupuncture needles that pierce the skin to help affected areas of the body, without injecting any substances. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, muscle-tendon junctions, ligaments or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. The practitioner will determine the locations of these points on the basis of an assessment of the cause of the imbalance. A number of needles may be used during each treatment, and these are typically left in position for between 5 and 20 minutes before being removed. Trigger point acupuncture may also be used to facilitate relaxation in specific muscles following traumas causing taut muscular bands or as a means of increasing muscle length in order to aid stretch and rehabilitation. In the latter case, the needle is inserted into the affected muscle until the tissue is felt to relax under the needle, which is then removed.
Clinical Pilates incorporates the work of conventional pilates with specific stabilisation training. It provides a logical progression from static stabilisation taught in conventional pilates, advancing the person to a higher level to achieve a functional and dynamic stabilisation. Clinical Pilates is a personalised exercise programme taught through one-to-one sessions with the benefits of improved muscle tone and core stabilisation. Clients often start strengthening excerises in seated or standing postures to limited the effects of prolonged working postures. A pressure biofeedback cushion can facilitate teaching techniques giving instant feedback to enable clients to fully understand and feel the rewards from the Clinical Pilates concept. Clinical Pilates is ideal for facilitating the stability muscles and functional movement.