Physiotherapy Services We Provide
At The Physiotherapy Centre we provide many physiotherapy services from sports injury to ergonomics therapy. Click a service to read more.
Manual therapy is a form of hands on treatment used by physiotherapists to treat a variety of problems. It is performed in order to improve the symptoms in relation to problem joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Manual therapy can provide significant short and long term reductions in pain levels. It can also help you regain lost movement and get you back to normal.
Dry needling is a form of treatment used to treat trigger points or ‘knots’ in muscles. A trigger points are problem areas within the muscle that can contribute to muscle pain and dysfunction. During dry needling, a needle is inserted through the skin, into the muscle and directly into the trigger point. During treatment, a patient may feel some dull aching or twitching within the muscle. This is good! This response helps to release out the muscle making it feel much looser and to help it become pain free. Some patients may experience mild discomfort for 24 hours after treatment in the area that they were treated – this is completely normal!
Through massage, your physiotherapist can help get to the root of any problems happening within your soft tissue and work them out. Massage can be performed on muscles, ligaments or tendons that may be causing you any issues. Treatment within massage can vary from light stroking to deep pressure techniques.
As part of your rehabilitation program, your physiotherapist will design a home exercise program that has been designed to suit your level of ability and your injury/condition. Through exercise you can stretch out stiff and overworked muscles, strengthen weak and underworked muscles, improve your balance or improve your conditioning in relation to sport. As you progress, so will your exercise program.
Taping can aid in the healing of an injured area of the body. It can do this in numerous ways, including protecting an area and decreasing movement around this area, inhibiting (switching off) an area, give feedback to an area in order to facilitate more ‘normal’ movement. Types of taping include rigid tape or kinesiotape (elasticated tape). Kinesiotape can often be seen on TV at the Olympics or during a soccer match. It is the brightly coloured tape you can see the athletes wearing.
Orthotics (insoles for your shoes) can be used to correct biomechanical problems that may be happening with your feet. These biomechanical problems can contribute to knee pain, shin splints, plantarfasciitis and fallen arches to name a few. Orthotics can be non-custom fitting (off the shelf) or can be custom made for your feet by taking measurements and a cast of your feet.
Your physiotherapist is an expert in dealing with sports injuries having worked extensively in the area of sports. They can help develop a treatment plan that will get you back to your full potential and back to the pitch or court in no time!
With a lot of people spending increased time at desks for work, it is of the utmost importance that your desk space is customized to suit you. Most people will be sitting at their desks between six and eight hours a day so it’s important that you are able to maintain the best posture possible when doing so. Fixing an unsuitable working area may be done by something as simple as adjusting the height of your computer screen or recommending a piece of equipment such as a lumbar support.
If you cannot make it into the clinic for your appointment we can come to you! Most physiotherapy treatments can be performed outside of the clinic setting so there is always something that can be done for you even if you’re unable to make it into the clinic.
Our chartered physiotherapists are not only experts in treating adults, they are also experts in treating children, from babies to teenagers. Children can develop aches and pains just like adults. It is of the utmost importance that these aches and pains are addressed promptly and not dismissed or ignored!