The body should be able to auto-regulate itself in order to maintain a state of health, balance and harmony, to heal itself even after traumatic events. Sometimes this ability to adapt and compensate gets overwhelmed, and then the body needs some assistance to recover.
Physiotherapy helps to reduce your pain and to maximise movement and strength in order to maintain independence and increase the quality of life.
Often one part of the body may be complaining when the cause lies elsewhere. We have a holistic approach to physiotherapy aimed at understanding and eliminating the root of the problem rather than treating superficial symptoms.
Mobilisation uses manual therapy to restore movement to the back or joints following injury, arthritis or an operation. Massage is used to promote muscle healing or to give stress relief particularly when caused by postural tension.
Acupuncture can reduce pain and stress by stimulating the body to produce endorphins, (the body’s natural pain killers), melatonin (promotes sleep) and serotonin (promotes well-being), helping the healing processes.
Kinesio tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, to relax overused or tired muscles, and to provide support. It is used to treat sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain, knee and shoulder conditions.
Electrotherapies such as ultra-sound help the body heal by reducing swelling and increasing the blood flow. They can reduce pain by stopping pain signals from reaching the brain and by activating the body to produce endorphins.