Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2,000 years. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, to reduce pain and has shown benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too. Acupuncture can be combined with other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, manual therapy and relaxation techniques.
Manual Therapy involves the use of gentle mobilising techniques aimed at restoring normal, natural function and reducing pain.
Mobilisation of joints and soft tissue in combination with exercise prescription is effective for all musculo-skeletal conditions. Back pain, sciatica, cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis and headaches all respond well to these techniques
Ultrasound has been used as a treatment modality by physiotherapists for over 50 years. It is effective at treating acute and chronic muscle, ligament and tendon injuries.
Pilates exercises help to improve your posture and flexibility and increase your core stability, helping you to move with more control and balance. Pilates is often recommended for people with back pain or after illness, injury or surgery.
We provide physiotherapy led 1-1 sessions and group classes and as physiotherapists we understand the body's healing processes and postural problems so we always modify the exercises ensuring you are working at a safe, effective level for you.
We use hands-on techniques like massage or myofascial release to relax, stretch and release sore soft tissue and muscles. This kind of physiotherapy treatment helps to relieve pain, restore movement and is often combined with postural advice, exercise or other manual techniques. We also use foam rollers and massage balls to release tight painful areas of soft tissue (trigger points)
KINESIOTAPING (SPORTS TAPE)
Sometimes we might apply K tape to help support corrected postures or joint positions, offload strained muscles, stabilise and support weak or injured areas. The tape normally stays on the skin for up to 5 days. The tape is latex free (but please inform us if you have an allergy to plasters) and easy to apply and we will teach you how to apply it yourself at home.