This expert skill involves mobilisation and manipulation of spinal and peripheral joints, muscle relaxation techniques and mobilisation of the nervous system. Manual Therapy works well with rehabilitation to aid in correcting posture
Electrotherapy is used to provide pain relief and promote healing for bone, muscle and ligament injuries. The main methods of electrotherapy are: Therapeutic Ultrasound, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and Interferential Therapy.
A part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of problems. The fine needles are accurately placed into specific points for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Cranial Sacral & Visceral Manipulation
The body is amazingly connected. Treating the head (cranium) and viscera (organs) can have an enormous effect on the reduction of pain and in optimising muscle function and organ mobility.
Kinesio Tape is great for improving muscle function, reducing muscle tightness, re-educating correct muscle coordination, alleviating swelling and mobilising scar tissue. it can also aid in the acceleration of recovery when the patient is away from the treatment room
When some joints and soft tissue injuries fail to repair, an injection can play an important role in reducing inflammation and pain. It is also beneficial for acute and chronic arthritis. We are pleased to offer injections of Local Anaesthetic, Corticosteroid and Ostenil from our specially trained physiotherapists and podiatrists. More information on Ostenil here
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)
IASTM is the latest treatment in breaking down scar tissue that can prevent muscles and fascia from normal movement. The tool is great for quick results and can instantly reduce pain that comes from soft tissue restrictions. It is a vital part of the management of human movement and performance.
Following surgery, physiotherapy it is important to rehabilitate muscles and aid in education of normal muscle function. This will therefore prevent the recurrence of symptoms and also enhance your function, whether it is professional sport, or just walking to the shops.
Strength & Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning bridges the gap between the theory of Sport Science and its application to training. The coaches use the latest research to make athletes faster, stronger and able to build their endurance so that they optimise performance and remain injury free.
Performance Physiology investigates how exercise alters the function and structure of the body, examining the acute responses and chronic adaptations to athletic performance in a variety of environments. Our specialist physiologists develop a structured program that is specific for your training environment.
Biomechanics helps improve performance by optimising joint alignment to maximise force production. It is also be useful to spot mechanical faults that may cause future injury. Video analysis of the athlete’s movement is recorded to display how the body adapts to training over time.
The mind has a key role to play in training and during events. What we think and how we feel can have a massive influence on performance. Performance Psychology focuses on enhancing outcome by developing mental skills to improve how the individual operate within their sporting environment. Psychology is always used to get the best out of all of our athletes.
Nutrition plays a fundamental role in supporting the training and recovery of athletes pre and post event. Correct food choices and supplementation help athletes to quickly adapt to training and to aid recovery.
General Foot Care
The podiatrist will routinely manage your corns, calluses and verrucae keeping them at bay. If there is anything more serious such as an in-growing toenail, nail surgery is available with an injection of local anaesthetic.
Customised Orthotics play an important role in correcting lower limb biomechanics; ranging from resolving pain to enhancing running economy. The biomechanics are thoroughly assess and then a cast is used to accurately capture the foots mechanics. A prescription orthotic is then uniquely made to correct the structures at fault.
Sports Massage focuses on recovery from the effects of training or competition. Massage helps sweep away toxins from exercise towards the lymphatic system and aid muscular recovery. Anyone taking part in leisure activities can benefit from Sports Massage - you don’t need to be an elite athlete!