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Conditions we treat include:

Neck pain ( including neck arthritis )
Neck pain can come from a variety of problems. It may be an acute injury, or problems with your workplace setup. It could be the way you sleep or the way you stand. Your muscles may be over developed in one place and underdeveloped in another.

Whiplash
A car accident can cause problems with the muscles ligaments and joints of your neck and back. Recent research suggests it is important to strengthen and get the neck moving early after a car accident. We can point you in the right direction with a suitable program of exercises

Cervical headache (headache referred from your neck joints.)
Some headaches can be caused by neck problems. Posture, stiff joints, muscle imbalances or the set-up of your desk or workplace may need to be assessed and improved to settle the headaches.

Torticollis (acute wry neck)
Sometimes your neck can get stuck twisted to one side, often when we have just woken up. This can be a very painful and frightening situation. Fortunately, with careful assessment and treatment, it is possible to settle this condition fairly quickly, often within a day or two.

Torn muscles
Maybe you tore your hamstring playing touch, or your bicep throwing a stick for your dog, we can assess and treat an acute muscle tear and establish an exercise program designed to return you to optimal strength and reduce the risk of you re-injuring the muscle again.

Postural problems
Are you worried about your posture or a family members posture? It may be that one group of muscles is over-powering another or that some muscles have tightened over a period of time. We can look for the causes of postural issues and work to correct the problems leading to these issues.

Pinched nerve (including Sciatica)
Pinched nerves can be caused by all sorts of things: disc injuries, swollen joints, bony spurs or even tight muscles. We’ll look to find out what is causing the nerve irritation and where possible work to take the pressure off the nerve.

Back pain:
Back pain can come from a variety of problems. It may be an acute injury, or problems with your workplace setup. It could be the way you sleep or the way you stand. Your muscles may be over developed in one place and underdeveloped in another. Your core stabilisers may not be activating correctly or your sporting technique may be putting pressure on your back. We’ll try and identify the causes of your back pain, treating the cause of the problems and not just the symptoms.

Shoulder pain (such as rotator cuff injuries)
The shoulder is a complex joint and problems with the shoulder joints, muscles and tendons are one of the most common injuries we treat. It is important to accurately assess the shoulder to find the cause of the symptoms. Once the cause of the problem is established, we can work to correct the biomechanical issues behind the pain.

Elbow and wrist pain.
There are a variety of factors which can cause elbow and wrist problems. Sports people may develop tennis or golfers elbow. Typists, computer operators, carpenters etc  may develop tendon and muscle issues in the wrist or elbow. We’ll try to settle the acute symptoms and come up with a program designed to regain strength and range of movement and endeavour to prevent recurrences.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation after surgery (such as Total Knee replacement, Total hip replacement, shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction, meniscectomy or fractures.)
We can work with you and your surgeon to help you return to optimum function after surgery. We have exercise equipment such as exercise bike, cross trainer, Pilates reformer, wobble boards, free weights, balance cushions and even a Nintendo Wii to improve strength, endurance and balance to get you back to doing what you love doing as quickly as we can.

Balance and Osteoporosis Exercise.
In recent years our practice noticed a significant increase in referrals for both balance issues and exercise for osteoporosis. To facilitate rehabilitation in this area, we have established short programs for patients of up to 5 sessions in either (or both) osteoporosis exercises or balance exercises.

Hip and groin pain including Bursitis and hip arthritis
Hip and groin  pain might be from torn muscles and tendons, inflamed bursas or problems in the ball and socket of the joint. We’ll try to settle the acute symptoms and come up with a program designed to regain strength and range of movement, balance the strength and length of the muscles around the joint and endeavour to prevent recurrences.

Knee pain
Whether you’ve torn your knee ligaments at netball or football, suffering from runner’s knee, or injured your patella tendon jumping, we can look to see what is causing your knee pain, and come up with a program to address the issues behind the symptoms. If your foot needs a wheel alignment (orthotics), your hamstrings are too tight or if one muscle is over-powering another, we’ll look to improve the mechanics of your knee joint.

Ankle sprains
Ankle sprains are a painful condition and can be a real problem if you don’t rehabilitate  properly. It is important to retrain your muscles and balance around the ankle to reduce the risk of the injury recurring. We’ll try to settle the acute injury and come up with a program designed to regain your movement, strengthen your muscles gain and reduce your risk of re-injuring your ankle.

Foot pain and Achilles pain
Painful feet can be a real problem, for people of all ages. From heel pains in growing  children (Sever’s disease), to arch pain (plantar fasciitis) or toe problems, you may benefit from physiotherapy to improve your biomechanics, through stretching and strengthening, or perhaps even some orthotics. We can look at your running style or advise you on shoe choices to help your symptoms.

Arthritis
No we can’t cure arthritis, but your muscles can be powerful shock absorbers. By optimising your muscle control, we can try to relieve the pressure off you painful joints. We will work with you to establish a home program of exercises to help you look after your joints.

Chest Physiotherapy
Some patients come to physiotherapy to help their breathing, through physiotherapy to help clear secretions from the lungs or breathing exercises to help with breathing patterns.

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