Restoring your freedom
Restoring your freedom
Restoring movement and function to the body.
Do you any of these conditions sound familiar to you?
- Back pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle injuries and strains
- Sports injuries
- Joint injuries
- Post-operative rehabilitation
A Physiotherapist Could Help
Physiotherapists are specialists in rehabilitation and recovery. By using a mixture of manual techniques and exercise prescription, Physiotherapists aim to restore movement and function to the body, including strength, flexibility and reducing pain. During treatment you can expect our physiotherapist to use a variety of techniques including:
Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
A form of manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax and lengthen via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition. METs are directed at improving musculoskeletal or
joint function, and improving pain.
Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion. Nearly every restriction in movement can be regained by a specific joint technique performed by an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist.
Core stability and muscle correction
The core muscles include the abdominal, spinal, pelvic floor and hip muscles which work together to provide stability in stationary and moving positions. They act as a corset around the trunk and are important as all other movements are generated from here. Core stability exercises are designed to:
- Improve posture
- Greater control of movements
- Promotes normal movement
- Reduced strain on the lower back
- Increase stability of the spine and pelvis
- Increase muscle strength and flexibility
- Improve balance and coordination
- Reduce muscle spasm
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
An advanced massage technique used to assess and stretch soft tissue. It is designed around the area of Neuromuscular Therapy, with a strong connection to the central nervous system. By using the right amount of pressure and tension on tissue it is possible to free up restrictions caused by scar tissue. It involves the manipulation of tissue through application of direct pressure whilst mobilising a joint. Benefits include:
- Realigning muscle fibres that have been stressed due to injury
- Breaking up of adhesions between muscles
- Restoring balance
- Aiding posture
- Mobilisation of joints
The Kinesio Taping Method is felt to cause physiological effects on several body systems. The systems affected by the body are thought to include the circulatory/lymphatic, neural, muscular, and fascial systems, as well as the joints. Kinesio Taping is used to change muscle tone, move lymphatic fluids, correct movement patterns, and improve posture.
With a background in Strength & Conditioning, our physiotherapist can use targeted therapy to enhance sporting performance. Exercise programmes will be sport specific ensuring a safe return to play with a view to improve overall sporting performance.
With all treatment you will receive an individualised exercise sheet/PDF which is fully tailored to enhance your recovery.