Our goal is to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with injury and illness or as a result of poor biomechanics and posture.
We aim to restore movement, strength and alignment by offering expert diagnosis and treatment.
While we have a hands on approach, we strongly encourage self- management , rehabilitation exercises and postural correction to ensure long term relief and optimal life -long health and wellness.
We offer treatment for a variety of conditions and injuries including:
· Back and neck pain
· Sports injuries
· Arthritic and rheumatoid conditions
· Chronic pain
· Performing arts injuries- dancers, actors and musicians
Our therapists use a variety of well researched treatment modalities and techniques to assist your recovery:
Manual therapy : This involves mobilisation or manipulation of a joint to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the musculo-skeletal system. Consent is always obtained and techniques explained. These are hands-on movements of the joints, generally very gentle and always used with care by experienced and well - qualified therapists. There is strong clinical evidence to support the effectiveness of these techniques for long term relief from pain and dysfunction.
Massage: Massage treatment may include light relaxation massage or deep tissue massage and myofascial release techniques. Relaxation massage aims to relieve pain, encourage circulation and facilitate movement whilst deep tissue massage releases muscular spasm and trigger points. Specialised lymphatic massage is also used for clients suffering from lymphoedema.
Clinical Pilates: Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focusses on restoring posture, core stability, balance, strength, flexibility and an efficient breathing pattern. Clinical Pilates is delivered by qualified clinicians and is particularly helpful in addressing injuries and muscle imbalances of the neck and back. Refer to our clinical pilates page for more information
Exercise Prescription: We believe that this is a vital part of any treatment programme and helps to encourage long term relief of pain and dysfunction and prevent recurrence. Exercises will be progressed over time and are designed to assist with stretching, strengthening, posture re-education and improved fitness.
Advice and Education: We believe that education is an important part of treatment and consider this to be very empowering. This may include work station modifications, advice with regards to safe lifting and injury prevention, postural management and prevention of recurrence. Breathing and relaxation therapies may be included.
Taping : We utilise strapping tape to help prevent injury as well as protect an athlete from re-injury whilst returning to sport. Its role is to limit the mobility of an injured joint to prevent excess movement that may cause further damage. In addition, strapping tape should provide support to the muscles surrounding the joint that may be under additional strain due to the injury. It also provides enhanced proprioception (feedback) to help improve co-ordination after an injury.
Strapping tape should only be used in conjunction with a proper rehabilitation programme including stretching, mobility and strengthening exercises. We use both standard and kinesio tape as part of our treatment. Additional costs apply.