Depending upon the exact diagnosis of your condition we will use appropriate treatments including:
This is a series of manual techniques applied to the joints of the body and spine to reduce stiffness and relieve pain.
High velocity techniques performed by the physiotherapist to restore joint movement.
Soft Tissue Massage
Techniques applied to the muscles and scar tissue to improve circulation, reduce spasm and restore normal movement and function.
We use a range of tailored exercises to allow you to continue to treat your condition at home. The exercises you will be given are specifically designed to work with your muscles to stretch, build them up, correct imbalance and improve your core stability (Pilates). We will fully explain and demonstrate these exercises and recommend how frequently they are done.
Where the problem is caused by posture we will advise on how to correct your posture.
We use electrical therapies (long and short wave ultrasound) to treat some deep seated problems and may recommend TENS machine for pain relief at home.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy practiced by our physiotherapists as a way of relieving pain. Some of our physiotherapists have developed an interest in acupuncture and use it in conjunction with other skills and treatment methods. All staff performing acupuncture have undergone post graduate training and are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). This means that we are bound by a code of professional conduct and standards set by the AACP, including attendance of regular training courses. Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine practiced in China. Very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. Research has shown that 70% of people gain relief from pain with acupuncture. It is known that the body produces natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins and research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the release of these chemicals in the brain. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, with a build of the effects as the treatment progresses. We find it a very useful technique to help relieve pain, especially for people who suffer with chronic pain.
TPI Assessments can be performed by our TPI qualified therapist to assess whether your posture, stability, balance and body swing connection is affecting your on course golf performance. You will then be given a tailored, bespoke treatment/exercise plan to reduce your functional restrictions. Click here to read more on our TPI assessments.
We now have a specialist qualified in Pelvic Health addressing issues like urinary incontinence in the form of leaking when coughing, sneezing or exercising, rushing to the toilet frequently due to a sudden strong urge to urinate, or a mixture of the two. Other pelvic health problems may include pelvic pain and over activity of the pelvic floor muscles and also pelvic organ prolapse which can lead to feelings of heaviness and discomfort. Pelvic health issues may also contribute to other niggling symptoms such as hip and back pain. Our female specialist takes a very holistic approach so that important factors that may be contributing to a patients’ problem are not missed. We go beyond just traditional pelvic floor exercises/kegels to help you address the problem as we recognise the pelvic floor works as part of a team so should not be treated purely in isolation.
Podiatry & Orthotics
Podiatry (previously known as Chiropody) assess, diagnose and treat abnormalities and diseases of the lower limb. They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the foot. Patients can be of all ages from infants to the elderly. Click here for more details.
Sports and Remedial Massage
For relief from stress, aches and pains, tension headaches and many more common ailments. Click here for more details.