Sports Injury and Spinal Physiotherapy
Our therapists will take a full history and conduct a thorough physical assessment before determining the most appropriate treatment for your condition.Treatment may include:
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Soft tissue massage and myofascial release
- Postural and ergonomic education
- Therapeutic or corrective exercise
- Electrotherapeutic modalities
- Clinical Pilates
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Orthopaedic/post-op rehabilitation
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Joint problems
- Chronic pain
Pilates is the term used to describe exercises that target the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve core stability, trunk control and body posture. These types of exercises have evolved from those used by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s.
Clinical Pilates is a series of exercises in various body positions, either with or without the use of specialized Pilates equipment. These have been adapted by physiotherapists with a knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology to make them more suitable for those recovering from injury or with chronic back and neck pain.
Research evidence supports the use of clinical Pilates in the prevention and rehabilitation of spinal injuries.
Deep tissue massage can be used to complement the rehabilitation process or just to relax when muscle tension builds.Soft tissue massage can:
- Relieve muscle soreness, tension and pain
- Improve local circulation
- Provide relaxation
- Improve muscle function and recovery
- Increase tissue pliability and flexibility
- Assist lymphatic drainage
- Improve physical and mental wellbeing
Acupuncture is the use of fine needles, which are inserted into special points on the body in order to relief muscle spasm or pain.
Originally it was based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, but physiotherapists now use acupuncture within the framework of clinical and research evidence based on neuromuscular responses. It is often used alongside other treatment modalities as an integrated approach to the management of pain, inflammation and as a means of facilitating the body’s own healing mechanisms.