At The Physio Room we carry out a detailed assessment to gain an understanding of your problem. We find the cause of your pain and the origin of the mechanical dysfunction to help restore your normal biomechanics. Our aim is to help you live a pain free life and achieve your goals.
We are able to offer the following treatment:
A treatment concerned with enhancing mobility and quality of life by using clinical reasoning (the thinking behind the practice) to deliver the most suitable treatment for an injury or condition.
We use a wide range of treatment techniques to relieve pain and restore functional movement:
joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, ergonomic adjustments, myofascial release, joint manipulation, taping.
Physiotherapy works most effectively with a bespoke corrective exercise programme, which is provided to each patient.
Dry Needling/trigger point needling –
A treatment based on modern medical research and is a fast and effective way to reduce muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.
Fine needles are inserted with a high degree of precision into trigger points (knots) in the muscle. This relieves tension, relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow to the area. The patient will experience a local twitch response, which is a reflex that results in relaxation of the muscle and the associated trigger point.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture –
A treatment based on the Chinese model of meridians and the flow of energy (Chi), this concept has more recently backed up with modern scientific research.
Meridians are channels of energy that run through the body, there are 12 in total and each is linked to an organ. In TCM it is believed that if there is a blockage in one of these meridians, this is when you experience your symptom (e.g. pain).
The treatment involves inserting fine acupuncture needles into specific points along these meridians. This restores energy flow within the body and reduces tension, stress and pain.
The more recent scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, (e.g. endorphins) or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Fine, sterile, single use needles are always used.
A type of exercise therapy based on Joseph Pilates repertoire of exercises dating back to 1970. At The Physio Room, we have trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). This institute utilizes exercises following clinical reasoning, which are modified to treat movement dysfunction and pain.
Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness, in order to support efficient, pain free movement.
The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen. They attach directly to the spine and work in partnership with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine. The deep muscles (transverse abdominis and mutlifidus) and are the first muscles to become inhibited by pain and thus become weak during an episode of back pain.
As you develop your core strength you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain. As the trunk is properly stabilized, pressure on the back is relieved and the body is able to move freely and efficiently.
Safe yet challenging Pilates programmes can be tailor made for anyone including athletes, pregnant ladies or for patients requiring rehabilitation following injury or surgery.
Pilates matwork classes are available on a 1:1 basis.
Chek Approach – exercise coach
A holistic treatment that involves a detailed evaluation of spinal mechanics, muscle balance, posture and core muscular function to formulate a bespoke corrective exercise programme. These exercise programmes are invaluable in assisting recovery and aiding injury prevention.
This approach includes strengthening, stretching and balance programmes to improve function and posture. Where necessary we refer to other practitioners to facilitate progress.
Once you have worked on your first programme for 4 – 6 weeks, we will then review your biomechanics and tailor your programme to the next level. We then continue within this process until you are back to full fitness.
For those who enjoy the continual change and challenge we can continue to modify your plan on an ongoing basis as part of a training programme.