Physical Therapist Assisting Patient

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Massage Therapy

The initial consultation will involve a full case history to understand how the symptoms started and what makes them change. We will discuss your medical background, including any medication, medical conditions and previous injuries.

After evaluating your history we will look at your posture and carry out a physical examination allowing us to form a diagnosis and treatment plan. This will include muscle, joint, ligament and neurological testing. During this process, we will need to see the alignment of your body. We recommend you wear shorts and sports training tops for easy assessment. Toweling techniques will be used to make you feel comfortable.

After you assessment, we will explain why the problem occurred and ensure that the rehabilitation programme will prevent your symptoms from returning. We will educate you about your injury, this is one of the most important stages in the process to manage your symptoms and build self reliance. You will take an active part in the rehabilitation to improve treatment outcomes and reduce fear and anxiety about your injury.

Our aim is to allow you to ‘enjoying living an active life’.

Treatments are always carried out following your consent after you have been informed of the treatment that is going to be administered.

Although sometimes treatments can be painful, we try to limit any discomfort without reducing the effectiveness of your treatment. Levels of pain will be monitored by YOUR level of pain perception.

The treatment that we provide include:

  • Manual Therapy of the spine and peripheral joints using Maitlands and Mulligans techniques. This will reduce joint pain and improve movement patterns of the joints.
  • Remedial Massage: Used as a method of treating injury to reduce muscle pain, spasm and help joints articulate correctly. Massage is often used for soft tissue pain and trauma.
  • Sports Massage is used to help sports people prepare, maintain and recover from strenuous exercise regimes. Sports massage can also effectively release soft tissue tension from non sporting individuals through office based stress and posture problems.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: Relieving knots that can cause muscle pain and refer pain to other parts of the body.
  • Ultra Sound and Electrotherapy modalities: For soft tissue injury.
  • Posture analysis: Looking at the alignment of different body parts to understand the cause of your symptoms.
  • Gait and biomechanical analysis: during walking, running and sport specific activity.
  • Stretching: PNF, static and dynamic techniques to improve range of motion and posture alignment.
  • Strengthening: Core stability assessment using bio feedback devices. Use of Core Stability programmes that are proven to reduce back pain and protect your limbs from further injury. Neuromuscular training to re-establish coordination and muscle firing patterns following injury.

Sport and Occupation Specific Rehabilitation: Understanding the requirements of your job, sport and lifestyle will help tailor a specific programme based around YOU.