Your body is important! It needs to last a lifetime, and so it needs to be well looked after. If something isn’t quite right…. if something hurts or even just isn’t moving well then it can greatly impact what you do each day, how well you live your life.
Here at The Physiotherapy Clinic we treat bodies with all types of problems. From hip stiffness, to knee pain to shoulder aches…. you name it, we can help!
No matter where your problem is we will look at your whole body, and listen to your whole story. We want to know about past injuries, medical issues, what you do each day, what you eat…even sometimes about your toileting habits! It is unbelievable how connected everything is, how much one area can impact another. Did you know the ankle sprain from your teen years could be causing your hip pain…… or that your tight hip could be creating your neck pain?
So expect a lot of questions when you come in to see us. We believe this is the only way we can get to the bottom of what is going on and stop it from ever coming back!
Click on the body parts below to get a little more detail about how we can help that particular area.
How we can help:
Muscle releases – This loosens the muscle, making it longer. Sometimes tight muscles can cause pain but not only that, tight muscles can also pull your body in different directions…. directions that we don’t necessarily want it to go! What happens then? Then other joints will be in the wrong place, the wrong alignment….. then other muscles will get tight and start to hurt. So by loosening and lengthening the muscle not only can we help reduce pain but we can help align your body as well.
Dry Needling – This is like acupuncture but just for muscles. Like muscle releases above this aims to loosen and lengthen a muscle.
Mobilisations – This is gently moving a joint in order to loosen it (if we think it is stiff).
Exercise! The most important part. You may get any number of different types of exercises. We may teach you how to release your muscles yourself using balls and rollers. We may teach you how to stretch your muscles, and of course we may give you strengthening exercises. Sometimes we might think you need coordination based exercises to make sure the right muscles turns on at the right time…this is imperative to keep your body in the right position and functioning at its best. You may even get posture exercises or cues…. these are ‘all day exercise’s’, more like a change in lifestyle which aim to help you align your body better and keep it there. You wouldn’t believe what a difference this can make!
Advice on lifestyle: Advice on exercise, diet, fluids, etc.
Refer on! Sometimes we may feel someone else can help you as well and in this case we have a large network of people including doctors, specialists, personal trainers, nutritionists…. (you get the point!), that we will refer you on to if we think they can help you.