Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Our therapists aim to assess, diagnose and effectively treat pain, improve movement and prevent the problem reoccurring. We will listen to your situation and prepare a treatment plan, selecting those techniques most beneficial to you. These include careful mobilization and manipulation, electrotherapy, specific postural and ergonomic advice. We will carefully show you exercises to do at home between treatments. There is evidence that these hugely help the outcome of your treatment. The number of sessions will depend on the severity of your condition and commitment to home exercise programme given by our therapist. Common problems treated by our team include upper and lower limbs pain and injuries, back pain and sciatica, neck pain, whiplash and headaches, fractures and dislocations and repetitive strain injury.

Post-Operative Physiotherapy

The success of orthopaedic surgery depends on what you do post operatively. Often, if not managed carefully with the help of a physiotherapist, you can continue to experience ongoing problems with stiffness, pain, swelling and general lack of confidence with the limb. In the early stages our therapists help you to regain movement, decrease swelling and strengthen the muscles around the joint. We will advise you on how and when you can return to normal activities including sport. You will be given an exercise programme designed to guide you back to your pre-operative activity.

Pre-Operative Physiotherapy

A short preoperative program puts you in the best possible shape for surgery and has been shown to accelerate recovery.

Sports Therapy

Sports injury rehabilitation is important for a quick, safe and effective return to sport. This involves evaluating the injury, preventing as well as treating the condition.

In the initial stage the focus is to manage pain and promote the healing. Our specialised physiotherapists prescribe exercises to target different areas such as, mobility, balance, joint positioning and flexibility. Once these are achieved exercises can be progressed to involve and improve strength, coordination, endurance and impact conditioning.

Even with an injury, the therapist can help you strengthen other body areas. Hydrotherapy is very helpful at the start the rehab program. Some of the common types of problems and injuries we treat are –

  • Acute or chronic injuries from football, rugby, tennis, skiing, running or from everyday activities.
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation following Achilles tendon repair and ACL reconstruction
  • Our Physiotherapists are also trained in standard taping techniques such as athletic taping and strapping to provide muscle and joint support. K-tape is also used to support the muscles and joints while maintaining mobility during the healing process.
  • Using K tape can create more space beneath the skin layer to allow for evaporation to reduce swelling.
  • K-tape can have an effect to switch off a painful muscle and also signal it to work better when applied in different manner.

Physiotherapy for Women's Health

There are certain health problems that specifically affect women at different times in their lives and require specialist physiotherapy.

Bladder "weakness"
1 in 3 women are affected at some point in their lives. Symptoms often worsen with age or without action. Many women don't seek help as they think that the only treatment is surgery. Our specialist female therapists will guide you through a tailored exercise programme which can cure or greatly improve bladder weakness.

Post natal
A woman's body undergoes great changes both during and after childbirth. In the antenatal period it is very common to suffer with back pain. After your baby is born our specialist therapist will show you a graded pilates based exercise programme to help you to re-gain your abdominal tone and protect your back from strain. We will also show you how to re-educate your pelvic floor muscles to prevent developing any problems with bladder and bowel control.

Post Surgery for Hysterectomy & Prolapse
It is vital to re-educate the muscles around the pelvis after surgery. Many women return to work and general exercise without fully re-educating these muscle groups and go on to suffer with low back pain and bladder problems. Symptoms associated with prolapse of the bladder or bowel can be eased significantly by correct pelvic floor rehabilitation and simple lifestyle changes which our therapist will guide you through.