Running injuries are commonly overuse injuries which gradually develop over time until the pain is so great that you have to stop all together therefore seeking out help EARLY is the best option to get back to your full running capacity ASAP!! common running injuries include: runners knee, shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, stress fractures, achilies tendinitis, plantar fasicitis, ankle sprain and many more.
Back and Neck Pain
Physiotherapy for the back and neck focuses on the structures that support the spine and its joints including muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Sometimes its a very specific injury or simply wear and tear. the pain can occur suddenly and then gone in days or it may last for weeks or even longer. we can help you with low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, stiff/painful neck, whiplash etc.
Shoulder injuries can happen to anyone with the mechanism of injury being a fall, direct blow, overuse or dislocation. There are many types of injuries including tendonitis, fractures, tears, strains and dislocations. if some shoulder injuries are untreated it can become stiff and limited in range leading to frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis therefor treatment is necessary to continue with your activities of daily living.
Myofascial Release is an effective stretching technique with long-lasting results. Fascia is the connective tissue that forms a continuous network interconnecting, surrounding and permeating all tissues in the body to form its infrastructure. on completion of the release it is believed to improve haemodynamic, tissue hydration and fluid movement in the intersitial space. this would promote the delivery of nutrients to tissues and aids in the release of metabolities and biochemical products linked to inflammation. myofascial release can be used on all injuries.
Research shows that ergonomic assessment and seating increases comfort and reduces the risk of back pain, headaches and poor posture. An ergonomic assessment is an assessment of the area that you work in to analyse any risk factors which may be causing current or future health problems or maybe reducing work performance. the treatment will also include a postural assessment, diagnosis and relevant treatment.
This is a specialised area of physiotherapy for the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. This therapy is very useful for treating spinal conditions as well as knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow.
Any patient opting for this treatment will receive a massage with physio techniques and dry needling (if you wish). This is not a treatment for those you have acute injuries. The massage is deep tissue/sports massage in nature but can be relaxing. My patients have found this treatment very helpful in preventing injuries for example marathon runners, footballers, regular spinners etc.
Pilates based Rehabilitaion
This is also known as prescribed pilates which uses pilates based exercise, usually for the treatment of neck and back pain. Pilates-based rehab helps to teach patients how to improve their posture and balance whilst providing a challenging workout. it also help women pre and post pregnancy to build on their pelvic floor muscles. this type of rehab can ONLY be prescribed by a physiotherapist.