What We Treat
We help people of all ages that are suffering with pain, stiffness or weakness affecting their joints, muscles and soft tissues of their body.
If you suffer from any of the problems below then, we could help you with pain relief, greater flexibility, increased strength and help you get back to the life you want to lead.
Low Back Pain & Sciatica
Low back pain and sciatica are one of the most common problems that we see in the clinic. There can be many causes of this painful condition such as spondylosis, lumbar disc protrusion, facet joint pain, spondylolisthesis, muscle imbalance and postural issues.
Commonly found in the neck or lower back causing arm or leg pain with sometimes numbness, reduced reflexes and pins & needles. Suffering from a trapped nerve can be incredibly painful but in all but the most serious cases, physiotherapy should be able to help.
Whiplash injuries are often the result of motor accidents particularly when the injured persons vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle. Symptoms can be very variable and apart from pain, it is common for patients to complain of eye symptoms, headaches, numbness, heaviness of the limbs and even problems with swallowing and hearing.
Another common area of the body that we treat is neck pain caused by spondylosis, posture, whiplash, disc lesions or muscular injury.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and produces painful joints that may swell and stiffen up. The pain from the joints often causes weakness in the surrounding muscles that unfortunately often makes the joint problem worse. Physiotherapy will therefore usually need to target both the affected joint and the surrounding muscles.
Headaches / Migraine
Both of these problems can often be helped with exercises, manual therapy and acupuncture.
There are a wide variety of causes of shoulder pain including rotator cuff problems, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, acromio-clavicular injury, bursitis and muscle imbalance. As always, a detailed assessment of the problem by the physiotherapist is essential to correctly diagnose and treat the problem.
Tennis / Golfers Elbow
Very common, and you certainly don’t need to either play tennis or golf to suffer from this tendon injury. Both problems can be difficult to treat due to the poor healing ability of the affected tendons. Supports can help recovery and we can recommend the type that is most appropriate for your circumstances.
Sprains, strains and RSI type repetitive injuries are all commonly seen at the clinic including carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s often surprising how often wrist symptoms have their true origins elsewhere, and a thorough examination of the joints, muscles and nerves of the arm and neck will usually be required.
Pain around the hip area is very common with sporting type injuries such as groin strains seen alongside osteoarthritis and bursitis. Specialised exercises will usually be prescribed in conjunction with manual therapy and electrotherapy.
Unfortunately there are several structures around the knee that can cause problems. Common sports injuries include meniscus (cartilage) problems, ligament tears and tendonitis are just some of the potential problems that will need to be diagnosed on assessment. The knee is also a common joint to suffer from osteoarthritis, and we can offer private physiotherapy if you have undergone knee surgery such as menisectomy or knee replacement.
Foot & Ankle Pain
Plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles, sinus tarsi syndrome, achilles tendonitis are all common issues that we deal with on a daily basis. Whether caused by sporting injuries , slips and trips or whether your symptoms came on for no reason, physiotherapy should be able to help in the majority of cases.