Spinal Issues including neck and back pain

We treat common spinal issues such as:

  • Spinal Issues including neck and back pain.
  • Low back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Postural pains
  • Sciatica issues including referred pain and altered sensations
  • Disc degeneration or prolapse
  • Dehydrated disks
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • General age related wear and tear

We have established very good relationships with local Orthopaedic Surgeons and often treat spinal surgical patients’ pre and post-surgery for operations such as discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusions and spinal injections.

We also have extensive experience treating conditions such as:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Torticollis

We WILL NOT just crack your back and send you away like other clinicians. We will treat why you have got in to your presenting condition, provide you with a thorough, plain English explanation, and then give you the advice and tools to manage your back in the future. Call in to discuss your back issues and how we can help.

Your Joints

The below are all commonly seen in our clinic and treated by our senior Physiotherapists.

  • Your joints
  • Osteoarthritis,
  • Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Exercise induced joint stiffness,
  • Swollen joints through sporting injuries
  • Other inflammatory joint conditions

You will receive a thorough assessment of your complaint. We can liaise with your specialist or GP if required to help us put you on the correct course of treatment unique to your needs and requirements. By putting you on the correct course of treatment specific to your condition or injury, we can help you return to your pre injured state in a safe and effective manner, or help you manage your joint issues if you have a chronic complaint.

Common Over-use Injuries

There are many varied over-use injuries that hobble into our clinic whose origins are from domestic activities, work and sport related. From:

  • Machinists with repetitive strain injuries
  • To a secretary with wrist issues
  • From the runner with achilles tendinitis and runners knee
  • To the fast growing teen with shin splints

Our Physiotherapists can help diagnose and identify the correct treatment regime to help you improve your symptoms. Quite often, adjustments to your work environment or your technique at your sport, combined with skilled soft tissue work by the Physio can help alleviate your symptoms. The Physio will then provide you with ongoing advice to maintain your improvements made in clinic.

Call us for advice if you think you are suffering with a common overuse injury.

Post Surgery or Medical Procedure including Fractures

The aim of Physiotherapy in this instance is generally to restore normal movement whilst managing pain. Most surgeons will provide their patient with post-surgical instructions that they are to complete with their Physiotherapist.

We are very experienced with working with the local surgeons and their protocols for patients following surgery. We supply the surgeons with regular written updates on their patients’ progress so all parties involved in the rehab’ process are well informed of each step of rehabilitation. If you are due to have orthopaedic surgery and are wondering how Physiotherapy can help you pre and post-surgery, then please call in for advice.

Poor Posture

We have all been guilty of poor posture at some point, whether it be performing a duty at work with an inappropriate posture, or slumping in a chair when tired. A forward head posture is a very common postural set that greatly contributes to neck pain and thus poor posture. This postural position occurs when the neck is angled forward positioning the head just in front of both shoulders. This leads to postural problems including the sheer weight of the head putting extra stress on the lower neck.

Degenerative disc issues can be a result of this. Also the many muscles of the upper back become so overworked to keep your head upright, that they can be overly fatigued causing pain. Rounding of the shoulders can often occur with this poor postural positioning which can cause shoulder pain. If you recognise this poor posture description matching yours, there is a good chance you are already experiencing pain. If you have no pain yet you are probably lucky though continuing with this poor posture will lead to pain and perhaps other symptoms in the future.

Speak to our Physio team now to discover how to manage your posture better.

Women’s Health: Pre and post Natal Issues

Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) is pain often experienced in the back and front of the pelvis. Approximately 20% of pregnant woman experience discomfort in these areas.

Symptoms can vary in length and intensity with each woman but seeking advice from a midwife or a specialist woman’s health Physiotherapist can help you manage these symptoms.

You may be experiencing:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain moving your legs apart
  • Limited hip movements
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain when standing on one leg in the action of climbing stairs
  • Or getting in/out of the bath

Painful symptoms from any of the above actions would indicate PGP. There is no obvious cause of PGP. Physiotherapy will include a thorough assessment followed by manual therapy, specialist exercises and management advice and a discussion on the provision of equipment use.

If you would like further detailed advice on the assessment and management process, please call the clinic.

Sports Injuries

Your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints can all be injured by the sports we play for fun or serious play. A Physiotherapist is often skilled and trained more than any other clinician in the provision of assessing and treating sporting injuries.

Our team of Physiotherapists have worked in the English Football Premier League, professional Rugby Union, with the British Military and individual elite athletes as well as the more social athletes amongst us. You will therefore be treated by a team of greatly experienced clinicians. A sport specific rehab’ program will be designed for you including the treatment modalities of manual therapy, taping, manipulation and acupuncture.

We DO NOT just leave you on a machine or give you exercises to take home. Our aim will be to get you out playing your sport again as soon as possible with the confidence you need to perform.

Foot and Ankle Care with Physio & Podiatry

We have an experienced podiatrist at the clinic who works closely with the Physiotherapy team to diagnose and treat foot issues.

These can include:

  • Walking gait problems
  • Toe nail care
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Diabetic foot issues

We can assess and treat your walking and running biomechanics and if required, have custom made Orthotics designed for your needs and created in the lab. Regardless of age, biomechanical assessment can identify nagging walking gait issues that may have been inherited and have caused you or your child grief for some time.

Call in to clinic to discuss further if you are concerned with a gait, balance or postural issues that you feel may come from your legs and feet.

Psychological Issues

Our Clinical Psychologist based at the clinic can help identify, diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem and stress

Please call in to discuss your needs further.