Our team of Physiotherapists and Osteopaths, practice Physical therapy that uses physical techniques and physical exercises to help with structural dysfunctions in the body to facilitate normal function or development.
Both Physiotherapy and Osteopathy work on degenerative joint conditions and soft tissue injuries. We treat physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, we utilise a combination of ‘hands on’ treatment, electrotherapy, advice on self management with therapeutic exercises.
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are very beneficial in helping the resolution of soft tissue injuries and joint conditions. There are an array of techniques that can be used to help in the reduction of swelling, relief of pain and optimising the healing of the ligaments, muscles and joints. The rehabilitation process will help re-educate altered movement patterns that occur as a result of pain and weakness, thereby restoring the patient back to full function. Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can help in restoring many soft tissue and joint problems such as:
- Muscle strains
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder labral tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder instability / dislocations
- Tennis elbow
- Hip arthritis, instability and labral tears
- Groin / Adductor problems
- Knee meniscal injuries
- Knee anterior & posterior cruciate, and medial & lateral collateral ligament tears
- Knee arthritis
- Shin splints
- Ankle sprains
- Joint replacement: pre- and post- operative muscle and gait re-education
- Muscle and tendon surgery: pre- and post- rehabilitation
We support the patient in their own preferred type of exercise, from intense gym workouts, cross fit training and specific muscle rehabilitation through to whole body programmes such as pilates and various types of yoga. On understanding the demands of individual sports we can then develop sports specific rehabilitation.
The term ‘Physical Therapy’ is often a term used by some countries to describe physiotherapists, especially in North America.