Soft tissue techniques
These could include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, frictions and trigger point therapy. Great for easing muscle tension and promoting blood flow to an area.
Mobilisations and manipulations
Used to help get stiff joints moving properly. Particularly useful in the spine as there are many small joints that can become painful if not moving properly.
Modalities such as ultrasound and interferential therapy can help speed up the healing process.
Home visits and domiciliary physiotherapy
If you can’t make it into the clinic then why not have a Physiotherapist come and visit you. Call us to find out more
Where eastern healing meets western medicine. It is the application of a thin needle to certain points along the body and is primarily used to manage pain and ease muscle spasm.
Physio’s use specific exercises and stretches to help improve the function of the body and ease pain.
Knowing how to use a work station correctly or approach a manual handling task can play an important roll in preventing injury. Ask our specialists for more advice.
We do falls assessment and provide Vestibular rehabilitation to improve balance.
CDT/MLD therapy(Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy)
MLD is a very specialised type of massage that plays an important role in the treatment of lymphoedema. The aim of the massage is to stimulate movement of the excess fluid away from the swollen area so that it can drain away normally. This is achieved through gentle rhythmic movements of the skin which stimulate the contraction of the lymphatic vessels (the lymphatic system is an important component of the body’s immune system and is supports the blood system). This results in the removal of metabolic waste products and excess fluid from the body’s tissues which then enter the lymphatic system. The fluid, now known as lymph, passes through a series of lymph nodes where it is cleansed of dead cells, bacteria and other waste products (=detox). The clean lymph then returns back into the blood stream.
Benefits of MLD …
- is used in the treatment of both primary and secondary lymphoedema
- is a key element in the treatment of venous oedema
- may be used pre and post surgery to aid healing (e.g. orthopaedic surgery, cosmetic surgery)
- speeds up the healing of sports injuries
- reduces acne due to detoxification
- alleviates fluid congestion such as tired puffy eyes and fluid retention due to pre menstrual syndrome (swollen ankles, bloating)
- promotes the healing of wounds and burns and can improve the appearance and texture of old scars
- helps reduce headaches, migraine and sinusitis
- increases bowel/bladder movements by improving elimination
- improves some digestive disorders
- reduces ME symptoms
- reduces stress
- stimulates the immune system
- induces deep sleep and relaxation
- increases the overall sense of well-being