Physiotherapy will be able to help relieve your symptoms, promote tissue healing and improve mobility and function.
Before any action is taken, you will be thoroughly assessed to diagnose the problem. The assessment findings will be discussed with you to help you understand what’s wrong and how you can avoid further problems. An effective treatment plan will then be devised. Throughout the process you will be regularly consulted and have a say in the type of treatment used.
Physiotherapists employ a wide variety of techniques to treat a condition. These can be broadly divided into three categories:
Mobilisation, manipulation, soft tissue techniques for pain relief, reducing stiffness and inceasing mobility in joints.
Individually designed exercise programmes including back conditioning/ core stability programmes to increase strength and flexibility, also to address muscle imbalances and postural stability.
Maintenance and prevention
Exercises and advice, including ergonomic and postural education.
Treatment may include:
- Manual therapy for soft tissues including massage therapy, stretches
- Manual therapy for joints including mobilisations, manipulations
- Ergonomic assessment & posture correction
- Running technique assessment
- Muscle stretching
- Muscle strengthening / conditioning
- Core stability training & Swiss ball exercises
- Proprioceptive / balance exercises
- Sports strapping, taping and bracing
- Graduated & progressive return to sport rehabilitation programs
- Trigger point therapy
- Therapeutic exercise prescription
- Taping for pain relief and injury prevention
- Gait analysis
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Injury rehabilitation
- Deep Dry Needling
- Myofascial Therapy