(Mobilisations / Rehabilitative Exercise / Electrotherapy)
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession with a science foundation. It is often used for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, pain management and post-operative rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is concerned with restoring human function and movement to an optimum level when someone is affected by injury, illness or other disability.
(Structural / Cranial-Sacral Therapy / Visceral Release / Babies and Children)
Osteopathy is patient centred and considers each person as an individual. Osteopathy recognises the importance between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. It examines this link between the structure and function of the body and how the parts of the body (bones, joints, ligaments, discs, muscles, tendons, nerves and internal organs) work together. The osteopath works with the body to create the perfect condition to facilitate the healing process by gentle manipulation of bones, joints and soft tissues to remove restrictions which may be preventing normal mobility, blood flow, nerve supply or muscle activity. Advice is commonly given on self-help treatments and long-term management. Cranial Osteopathy is also offered for treating babies and children, for conditions such as colic, sleep disturbances, poor moulding, etc.
Sports Massage is the management, mobilisation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. There are numerous benefits and effects from sports massage, including softening taut muscular bands, releasing soft tissue tensions and is frequently used before or after your sporting event to minimise the effects of over-training.
We also carry out postural and musculoskeletal screening to assess any muscle imbalances that may lead to further injuries. Biomechanical gait and running assessments can ensure that your lower limbs are correctly aligned. Achieving a good balance between strength and flexibility is key to avoiding any adverse strain on your symptomatic area. Often over-pronating foot arches can be minimised through chair-side shoe orthotics or by improving poor lumbopelvic stability. We have international experience in treating amateur or professional athletes and rehabilitating them back to their chosen sport. Our excellent facilities enable us to treat all levels of sports people.
Medical Acupuncture is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes and is grounded in Western Medical Science. It has a solid foundation in its radiculopathic model of pain (the problem is at or near the root of the nerve, along the spine), which is now supported by many experts in the field. The treatment involves a dry needling technique to affected areas of the body, using a conventional acupuncture needle without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, muscle-tendon junctions, ligaments or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. The effect of treatment is threefold; to release muscle shortening, which presses on and irritates the nerve. Supersensitive areas can be desensitised, and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be released aiding pain relief.
Clinical Pilates incorporates the work of conventional pilates with specific stabilisation training to reduce the effects of injury or biomechanical shearing forces. It provides a logical progression from static stabilisation taught in conventional pilates, advancing the person to a higher level to achieve a functional and dynamic stabilisation. Clinical Pilates is a personalised exercise programme taught through one-to-one sessions with the benefits of improved muscle tone, core stabilisation and a reduction in pain. Clients often start strengthening excerises in seated or standing postures to limited the effects of prolonged working postures. A pressure biofeedback cushion can facilitate teaching techniques giving instant feedback to enable clients to fully understand and feel the rewards from the Clinical Pilates concept. Clinical Pilates is ideal for facilitating the stability muscles for chronic back/neck pain, joint pains or pre/post spinal surgery.