If you have a sporting or workplace injury, our goal is to help you return to full function in the shortest possible time.
Back & neck pain
Muscle pain or tension
Post operative pain or dysfunction
TREATMENTS I PROVIDE:
Soft tissue massage techniques
Postural assessment and ergonomics advice
Exercise therapy and rehabilitation
Pilates classes and private tuition
INITIAL SPORTS THERAPY CONSULTATION
An initial consultation will be carried out to include a full history of your current injury and any other relevant information as well as a physical assessment of the injured area and a full postural assessment. Please ensure you wear appropriate underwear or clothing which allows full access to the injured area in order for a thorough assessment to be carried out. Shorts and a vest are ideal.
I will then discuss a treatment plan with you which may include manual treatment techniques, postural advice and gentle stretches and strengthening exercises where appropriate, for you to conduct at home.
I will always aim to reduce pain and assist you in returning to full function as quickly and as effectively as possible, taking into account your lifestyle and circumstances.
PILATES & REMEDIAL EXERCISE
Pilates is a gentle, controlled movement method which focuses on posture, core strength and mobility. It teaches movement patterns which minimise stresses and tensions on the body reducing your risk of associated injury.
* All classes are currently on hold until further notice as a result of Covid-19*
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We incorporate a combination of standing and floor-based exercises to develop functional core strength and joint stability and to ensure any new patterns of movement transition in daily activities.
For those unable to comfortably get on and off the floor, a seated pilates class option is available. This is also beneficial when used within an office environment.
Remedial exercise is aimed at those whose movement has become restricted by injury, illness or as a result of current or recent pregnancy.
Group classes are limited to a maximum of 12 and focus on correct movement patterns to promote balance, coordination, strength and mobility.
An elasticated, hypoallergenic tape which is applied to the skin overlying painful joints, muscles and tendons. The aim of application is to reduce inflammation and associated pain, to provide support and improve proprioception and to encourage healing.
1. Normalisation of muscular function
2. Increased vascular and lymphatic flow by elimination of tissue fluid or bleeding beneath the skin
3. Reduction of pain through neurological suppression
4. Correction of possible joint misalignment by relieving abnormal muscle tension and helping to influence the function of fascia and muscle.
Kase et al. (1996,2003)
DRY NEEDLING (trigger points)
Dry Needling involves placing a very thin, single use, disposable, sterile, solid needle (not hollow) into a trigger point or the surrounding soft tissue, using a sterile technique. The number of needles used during any individual visit and the number of visits that are recommended depends on many factors that differ from patient to patient.
Trigger points are thought to be areas of highly sensitive muscle affected by inflammatory and pain producing chemicals causing local tightness of the muscle. The muscular tension is often accompanied by pain and dysfunction local to the trigger point with referral of pain to surrounding structures as a result of the irritation of local nerve endings. All of which can result in a decrease in normal movement and function of the surrounding joint(s).
Dry needling of trigger points has been shown to decrease the irritation and symptoms associated with an active trigger point. This release can immediately improve range of motion, decrease pain and improve function. Patients often feel a significant improvement in their symptoms either immediately or within days of the treatment.
THIS IS NOT ACUPUNCTURE; NOR IS THIS ANY FORM OF ACUPUNCTURE.