Back and Leg Pain
Back pain is likely to affect everyone at some point in their life. When acute it may also radiate into your leg causing sciatica. We will assess which tissues are affected thus causing your pain and then treat this area with manual techniques mobilising exercises and a specific strengthening programme . We will also advise you how to avoid further episodes thus preventing a chronic recurring pattern of low back pain.
Neck and Arm Pain
Neck injuries are extremely common ranging from wear and tear osteoarthritis to suddenly waking up with a stiff and painful neck that is difficult to move. Occasionally this can spread to cause headaches or arm pain if the nerves in the area are irritated. We will aim to restore your range of movement and settle your pain by treating the underlying cause. Postural advice stretching and strengthening are all important parts of our treatment for long term prevention.
Acute injury during a match or chronic repetitive strain due to muscle imbalance and joint stiffness can both keep you away from your sport. We aim to get you back to full fitness as quickly as possible by assessing the injured structure and the underlying causes of why this has happened. A staged return to activity ensures the injured structure is not put under excessive strain while still healing. If surgery is necessary following an ligament tear or tendon rupture we will guide you through your rehabilitation and prescribe strengthening programmes.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are extremely common and most frequently involve muscle tendons and ligaments causing sprains strains bursitis or tendonitis. These structures are also often affected when joint damage or fracture occurs and need to be included in the rehabilitation process to ensure full recovery. We will grade the severity your injury and then concentrate on ensuring early healing and correct alignment of structures during this repair phase. This will be followed by strengthening flexibility and balance work to allow full recovery. Your bio-mechanics will also be assessed to see if they are contributing to the cause of the injury.
This is a useful modality to provide pain relief and assist injury rehabilitation. It is extremely effective for treating tight areas in muscles called Trigger Points. These commonly occur with neck or back pain and also following muscle tears. The treatment involves using needles into the trigger area to relieve spasm thus the term needling. The needles used are similar to those used in acupuncture but Dry needling uses Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles.