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Musculoskeletal Problems

This is damage to the muscle or skeletal systems usually due to the result of strenuous exercise. Occasionally it is not obvious what the cause of injury is, however it is imperative that every effort is made to find the source of the problem, so that the injury does not reoccur. Various techniques are used […]

Sports Injuries

The treatment of sports injuries involves the use of many disciplines and techniques. Unfortunately most sportsmen and women make first contact with a physiotherapist when they are injured. There is no doubt that the correct treatment of an injury allows for a quicker return to training and competition however seeking advice form the correct team […]

The Bite and the Sacrum

Problems with the temporomandibular joint can produce symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, pain at the jaw, the cheeks, the eyes or the face, clenching or grinding the teeth at night or under stress. It can cause a change in pressure of your bite and pain in your teeth. The movement and balance of this joint […]

Effects of Growth

Children’s tendons and ligaments are generally stronger than the part of the bone they insert into. With trauma therefore it is more likely that the bone will be damaged before the tendon or ligament. During growth spurts a child’s musculoskeletal system is at its most vulnerable as the imbalances of strength and flexibility and the […]

Leg Length Differential

People with a misaligned pelvis can often have an apparent leg length differential. When there is a difference in leg length it is common that the mechanics of the foot become altered giving problems such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles pain. It may be that insoles are required however we would advise a podiatry assessment […]

Pelvic Alignment

Pelvic misalignment and instability is a major cause of back, buttock, hip and knee pain as well as many other related musculoskeletal issues. When the pelvis is out of alignment then the spine does not sit correctly. The resultant forces can compromise the lumbar discs and cause neurological symptoms. Uneven weight transference can cause irregular […]

Sports Massage

Sports massage can be used at various stages of training. The techniques are changed according to the effects required. Foundation/conditioning phase –massage is used to promote recovery after intensive training. Pre competition phase –as well as assisting in the mental preparation of the athlete, the techniques of sports massage allow the body’s systems to work […]

Remedial Massage

Massage is one of the oldest forms of physical medicine known to man. There are many techniques which can be used to various effects. It can give physical relief from pain and stress, assist in cleansing and stretching the body, help correct and align the musculoskeletal system and assist in the breakdown of fibrous material.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is used to relieve muscle tension and relax the body and mind. Gentle techniques are used to promote good circulation and lymphatic return. This is done by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. It is very good for increasing the level of […]

Postural Correction

Poor posture is all too common these days. Hunched shoulders from sitting at a computer or an increased curve in your lower back from weak abdominals are just two examples. Once a biomechanical check has taken place, to ensure the correct alignment of joints, then treatment can start. This consists of correcting the muscle imbalances […]