COLD and HEAT TREATMENTS

CRYOTHERAPY Cryotherapy is the application of cold or ice for the treatment of acute or overuse injuries. It may be applied via number of methods including ice pack, “cryocuff”, frozen vegetables, crushed ice, ice block massage or ice water immersion. The effects of Cryotherapy are a decrease in pain, decrease in swelling/bleeding and a decrease…

Fitness for Seniors

MEDICAL EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT IF YOU KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT BY EXERCISING REGULARLY YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE – FEELING WELL, LOOKING WELL, MAITAINING YOUR LIFESTYLE. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP ACTIVE WITH SENSIBLE EXERCISES SUITED TO THEIR AGE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION. WHY EXERCISE? Strength and mobility – exercise helps to prevent…

Neck Pain

Neck Pain INJURY AND POSTURAL PROBLEMS ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF NECK PAIN. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS CAN IDENTIFY THE REASONS FOR YOUR NECK PAIN AND PROVIDE PROVEN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN? Your head is heavy and balanced on a narrow support made up of seven bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated from each other…

Headache

Headache HEADACHES ARE OFTEN CAUSED BY DISORDERS OF THE NECK OR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL TENSION. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS CAN SUCCESSFULLY TREAT HEADACHES ORIGINATING FROM THE NECK OR SOFT TISSUES AND SHOW YOU HOW TO PREVENT THE PAIN RECURRING. IS YOUR HEADACHE REALLY A NECK ACHE? For many people, headaches start as pain or tension at the top…

Child’s Feet and Legs

Child’s Feet and Legs THE SHAPE OF CHILDREN’S FEET AND LEGS CHANGES DURING INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD. MOST VARIATIONS THAT CAUSE CONCERN, SUCH AS IN-TURNED, OUT-TURNED, OR FLAT FEET ARE NORMAL AND WILL CORRECT SPONTANEOUSLY OVER TIME. PARENTS SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR IF CONCERNED AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE EXPERT ADVICE AND…

Child Birth

Child Birth CHANGE TO MUSCLES, LIGAMENTS AND JOINTS DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY AFFECT THE WHOLE BODY. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS HELP WOMEN MANAGE THESE CHANGES, PROVIDING EXPERT CARE AND ADVICE DURING PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH AND BEYOND. CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES When preparing for childbirth and parenthood, women and their partners benefit from learning a range of physical techniques and coping…

Back Pain Physiotherapy

Back Pain If your back hurts, don’t ignore the pain. Physiotherapists have the training to correctly assess the problem and provide safe, effective treatment. For rapid recovery, see your physiotherapists early. What causes back pain? POSTURAL STRESS Poor posture stresses your spine. Ligaments are over-stretched, muscles tire and joints and nerves are put under pressure.…

Arthritis

Arthritis One of the most common forms of arthritis is Osteoarthritis. It damages your joints through wear and tear. It can be painful and depressing . There is no cure, but there are ways of managing the condition and making life earier for sufferers. Physiotherapy is an important part of that management. HOW DOES OSTEOARTHRITIS…