Conditions we treat
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Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury affecting the thick tendon at the back of your ankle. A common injury for runners, Achilles tendinopathy can be effectively treated with Shockwave Therapy and a graded loading programme.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) arises when calcium-carbonate crystals spill into the inner ear canals. This results in a feeling of the room spinning and often the eyes flick around (nystagmus) due to the false sensation of movement. Read our blog to find out how physiotherapy can help.
Bursae are important structures that prevent friction between tendons and bones. Overuse or ‘wear and tear’ can cause inflammation in these structures causing bursitis. Bursitis responds well to physiotherapy and in some cases injection therapy can help.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. This produces numbness or tingling in the thumb and first 3 fingers. Physiotherapy like manual therapy and injections can help by reducing pressure on the nerve to relieve the symptoms.
Degenerative meniscal injuries are common in the older active population. They arise when the degenerative process (wear and tear) causes a tear in the cartilage in your knee. Physiotherapy is effective at relieving the symptoms through conditioning the muscles around your knee, hands-on treatment and in some cases injection therapy.
De Quervain's tenosynovitis is an overuse injury affecting the tendons in the thumb. Inflammation develops between the tendons causing intense pain when moving the thumb or lifting. Physiotherapy and especially injection therapy can relieve the inflammation and alleviate the pain.
Successful treatment begins with a detailed understanding of what is wrong. Our clinicians blend a detailed examination with their advanced musculoskeletal knowledge to provide a clinical diagnosis and options for treatment. We offer in-house ultrasound scanning and can refer for Xray's or MRI scans if required.
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory condition of the shoulder resulting in pain and stiffness. Physiotherapy can help to relieve the pain and restore the movement. Cortisone injections can be a useful adjunct to physiotherapy to tackle the source of the inflammation.
Golfer's elbow is a condition affecting the tendons on the inside (medial aspect) of your elbow. Often the result of an overuse injury (not just playing too much golf!), pain is experienced when gripping or using the elbow. There are lots of treatment options for golfer's elbow including Shockwave Therapy and injections to help relieve the pain and restore the function.
It is likely that you will experience headaches at some point - anything from a mild ache to a full-blown migraine. Physiotherapy can relieve tension and restore movement that can contribute to headaches. Even if your headaches have an official diagnosis (e.g. cluster or tension-type headaches), physio can from part of a holistic management plan.
ITB Friction syndrome is a condition causing pain on the outside of the thigh and knee. The ITB stabilises the knee and pelvis by absorbing forces. Synonymous with walkers and runners, these repetitive actions can cause friction leading to inflammation. Physiotherapy helps to address the factors causing the friction and get you back to the your sport or activity.
Lower back pain is the most common reason for someone to take time off work, see their GP or seek help from a physiotherapist. In the vast majority of cases lower back pain is mechanical in nature and can be successfully treated by physiotherapy. Our team can also prescribe pain relieving medication or request investigations if required.
Muscle & sports injuries can take many forms - from sprains & strains to tendon injures and muscle tears. Effective treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. We will then support your journey all the way from initial injury back to the field of play.
Returning to sports or a specific activity presents the final stage of your recovery. We are experienced sports physios and understand what it takes to get you back on the field of play.
With any tendon injury, rehabilitation is the most important component of healing. Treatments like Shockwave Therapy offer pain relief and expedited recovery but there is no escaping the 'hard yards'. Our team will give provide evidence based, progressive programmes to ensure your recovery.
Trigger points are sensitive areas within muscles often described as a knot. These arise due to depolarisation in the muscle - causing these small areas to be constantly 'on'. The great news is that massage therapy and manual pressure can release these knots or trigger points effectively.
Spinal pain such as lower back ache is the most common musculoskeletal problem in the UK. The great news is that the pain (despite how severe) is rarely concerning or the result of a serious pathology. Physiotherapy can provide an accurate diagnosis and specific treatment to relieve pain and restore function.
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder and covers anything from waking with a cricked neck (acute wry neck) to whiplash resulting from a car accident to general wear and tear associated with age (spondylosis). Physiotherapy can provide an accurate diagnosis and specific treatment to relieve pain and restore function.
Osteoarthritis or natural 'wear and tear' occurs when the natural cushioning (cartilage) in your joints becomes irritated. Joints can be painful, swollen and stiff. Physiotherapy can help by restoring the movement of the joints and relieving the pain.
Odd sensations such as pins and needles or numbness can arise when the nerves that emerge form your spine can become trapped or irritated. In some cases (numbness around your intimate area or muscle weakness) requires timely surgical intervention. It is always recommended that pins and needles or numbness is checked by your doctor or physiotherapist who will perform a detailed neurological examination. In the vast majority of cases, physiotherapy can help relieve the cause of the nerve irritation and relief the symptoms.
Plantar fasciitis can be a debilitating condition characterised with pain in the sole of the foot when weight bearing - specifically at the side of the heel bone. We have the expertise and technology (Shockwave Therapy) on hand to effectively treat plantar fasciitis and relieve the symptoms.
Guided rehabilitation following an operation such as a knee or hip replacement is essential to ensure your recovery. We harness the skills of our entire team alongside your specific goals for recovery to offer a bespoke treatment pathway following your surgery.
Sometimes pain can be referred away from the source of the problem. For example, a neck condition can produce symptoms in the hand or a lower back issue can produce symptoms in the leg or foot. Our team are highly qualified and experienced to get to the root of the problem quickly to relieve the symptoms.
Repetitive strain injury, as you would expect, is an injury due to repetitive or sustained activities. Often these repeated actions can cause tendon injuries (golfers/tennis elbow, runners knee, trigger finger) or compression of a peripheral nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome). With RSI is is important to indicate and modify the cause of the problem. We can also offer evidence based, specific treatments to expedite recovery.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition characterised by joint pain and inflammation. In contrast to osteoarthritis which is often due to the natural ageing process, Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of a problem with the immune system. Often RA requires special medication via a consultant rheumatologist. Once diagnosed, physiotherapists can help to manage the symptoms or acute flares of the condition through manual therapy and injections if required.
The rotator cuff is composed of 4 incredibly important muscles that provide stability to your shoulder. These muscles can become injured in a variety of ways from traumatic injuries, repetitive actions or sustained postures. Rotator cuff conditions can be truly debilitating. Our physios can accurately diagnose rotator cuff problems (using ultrasound scanning if necessary) and commence timely and effective treatment.
Runners knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is due to irritation affecting the cartilage at the back of the kneecap due to the repetitive loads. The related condition, jumpers knee, is another injury due to repetitive loads through the front of the knee resulting in pain in the thick tendon below the knee cap.
Sciatica is a type of nerve pain affecting a large bundle of nerves at the back of your leg. Rarely does nerve pain indicate a problem with the nerve itself but rather irritation or compression of the nerve at a (usually) higher level, for example, a pinched nerve at the spine. Our physios are skilled at finding the source of the pain and offering effecting treatments to relive the symptoms.
Shin splints (Medial or Anterior Stress Syndrome) is pain arising from the lining of the shin bone where the calf and shin muscles are attached. Sometimes these muscles can get overloaded (especially in runners) causing irritation of their attachment points on the shin bone. Treatments such as Acupuncture or Kinesio taping can effectively relieve the pain from shin splints.
Sprains (ligaments) and strains (muscles and tendons) are generalised terms for injuries to specific tissues. Our clinicians will provide you with a specific diagnosis (e.g. tendinopathy, muscle tear, etc) and commence targeted treatment and rehabilitation to ensure a quick recovery.
Move aside stretching! Time and again the scientific evidence points to strengthening as the most important factor in recovery and rehabilitation. Following an injury it is important to strengthen the supporting muscles to restore movement and prevent re-injury. In fact, it is a good idea to strengthen your muscles even if you are not injured - that's why we have in-house Pilates and Strength & Conditioning here at the clinic.
Pain arising from the space between the ball and socket of the shoulder is the most common shoulder complaint. Sometimes this small space can be pinched with the shoulder movements (impingements) or the tendon (tendinitis) or bursa (bursitis) can become inflamed. Our physios can diagnose the specific cause of sub-acromial pain and are well versed in effective treatments to relive pain and restore function.
Tennis elbow is a condition affecting the tendons on the outside (lateral aspect) of your elbow. Often the result of an overuse injury (not just playing too much tennis), pain is experienced when gripping or using the elbow. There are lots of treatment options for tennis elbow including Shockwave Therapy and injections to help relieve the pain and restore the function.
Trigger finger (or thumb!) is a condition affecting the tendons that bend (flex) the fingers. These tendons can become swollen or thickened meaning they are unable to travel smoothly within the tendon sheath causing the finger to catch. In more severe cases the finger can lock in this position which is painful and distressing.
Whiplash or Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD), is the result of rapid forceful movements of the neck. Most commonly this is caused by a car accident or traumatic injury. Physios are best placed to relieve the pain and restore movement following whiplash.
Shockwave Therapy is now the go-to treatment for many chronic tendon and fascia condition such as Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Golfers/tennis elbow, Rotator cuff injuries, etc. We have been using Shockwave Therapy for many years combining expert application of the technology with best practice rehabilitation to ensure our patients' recovery.
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