We provide dedicated and professional hands on care to immediately ease your pain and address your needs.
Manual Therapy is frequently used by our experienced therapists and is helpful for the treatment of joints and muscles that lack adequate mobility and range of motion. This limitation is often the cause of discomfort, pain and alteration in function, posture and mobility.
Massage treatment techniques are also frequently utilised to ease tension and pain resulting in welcome relief.
- Manual therapy is a proven evidence based discipline guided by science.
- Our treatments are hands-on to achieve the best results.
- We take a tailored approach, with individualised treatments.
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing expert advice and guidence making recommendations for your return to activity, training and sport. Careful consideration is always taken with the development, health, and return-to-sport concerns for every patient and we utilise psychological tools, techniques and strategies to help support your optimal recovery.
Back Pain & Sciatica
Back pain is very common, with around one in three of us getting it every year. It’s usually the lower back that’s affected although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. Back pain can be caused a number of structures including bone, spinal joint, spinal disc, ligament, tendon, nerve or muscle resulting in aches, pain, reduced movement, pins and needles or even numbness. Back pain and sciatica can vary from mild and infrequent pain to constant and incapacitating, both affecting your daily life. Although difficult, try to stay as active as possible and continue your daily activities – this is one of the most important things you can do, as resting for long periods is likely to make the pain worse. An initial assessment is key to identifying the damaged structures and underlying causes as well as manual therapy and massage to ease pain and restore function. As well as manual therapy, correct advice and bespoke rehabilitation involving mobility and stability is key to reduce pain and for full and efficient recovery.
Neck pain, also referred to as cervical pain can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck. Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Neck pain is commonly associated with dull aching pain which is sometimes worsened with movement or turning the head and also associated with headache, shoulder pain and arm numbness or tingling. Recovery is dependant on the precise cause however most of our patient’s neck pain resolves with conservative measures including rest, manual therapy and massage, mobility rehabilitation.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement and as a result tends to be more susceptible to injury. With so many structures, muscles and movements involved, an assessment and analysis by one of our consultants is important. As well as hand on treatment and mobility, a bespoke functional rehabilitation program is key for a long term successful recovery.
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body that involves many structures such as ligament, tendons, ,muscles, cartilage (menisci) and bursa. Knee pain is very common, both from sport injuries and the wear and tear of day-to-day life and can come from injuries including sprains, swollen or torn ligaments (eg. anterior cruciate ligament), meniscus tears or runner’s knee. Sports injuries tend to affect one knee at a time whereas Pain in both knees is more common with arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout, usually later in life. An accurate assessment is important to understand what structures may be damaged as well as treatment to ensure the structures heal correctly. Correct advice and functional rehabilitation focused on biomechanical alignment control and movement is essential for a full recovery over both the short and long term.
Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow)
Your elbow joint is formed where three bones come together — your upper arm (humerus) and the ulna and radius (the two bones that make up your forearm). Elbow pain can be extremely frustrating and can be caused by dislocation, fracture, strain or sprain and even tendonitis often the cause of tennis/golfers elbow. Treatment for elbow pain is often conservative including hands on manual therapy and massage as well as electrotherapy and functional rehabilitation to strengthen the affected tissues.
Often causing swelling, stiffness, bruising and redness, ankle pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs upon weightbearing and/or ankle movement. Most ankle pain we see in the clinic is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection or even poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. With rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) important in the early stage of injury (first 48 hours), treatment can include electrotherapy such as ultrasound, strapping/taping, manual therapy as well as bespoke rehabilitation usually involving exercises which develop proprioception, stability and balance.