For pain, injuries, movement and function
Physiotherapy gives you a structured approach to dealing with physical problems. Paul practises Integrative Physiotherapy which means that all relevant areas are addressed together. For example this can include psychological, lifestyle and nutrition factors and advice on training plans and self treatment at home.
What do you treat?
Examples of common problems treated in the clinic
- Assessment, treatment and guidance for general full body rehabilitation/improvement including muscle balance, posture, restrictions, and weaknesses
- Back and neck pain, including disc problems and 'sciatica'
- Tension headaches
- Ligament sprains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain and movement restrictions (of which there are many causes)
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Muscle strains
- Ankle, knee and hip problems resulting from biomechanics
- Nerve restriction
- Reduced flexibility, strength and balance
- Chronic repetitive strain syndromes
- Assessment and treatment of a wide variety of sports and everyday injuries
There are of course far more examples than this!
- Teaching of therapeutic exercises for strength, flexibility, stability and movement control
- Western acupuncture (also called dry needling)
- Soft tissue release
- Myofascial release
- Muscle energy techniques
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Advice for home 'self treatment'
- Custom insoles
- Teach what to do - what to avoid
- Manipulation and joint mobilisations
- Nerve mobilisations
- Massage techniques
- Assessment, modification and prescription of athletic and conditioning training plans
- Movement screening
- Nutrition advice
- Detailed discussion on aggravating factors for individual cases. This can cover everything from anxiety, sleeping positions, movement habits, footwear, clothing, work and home environments, dehydration, warm-up mistakes, activity imbalances, recovery issues... and the list goes on!