Each patient will undergo a thorough initial assessment. You will be asked questions about your problem in detail and some diagnostic tests may also be carried out.

Please bring along any information you have such as scans, x-rays, reports etc.

On these findings a diagnosis will be offered along with a full explanation of the treatment options and a treatment / rehabilitation programme will be suggested and discussed with you.

Some of the treatments we offer are:

Manual Therapy

This includes mobilisation and manipulation plus soft tissue release techniques. These are hands on treatments where the hands are used to mobilise and manipulate muscle, joints, and ligaments working to improve flexibility, increase range of movement and reduce pain along with reduction of soft tissue inflammation.

Electrotherapy

Various types of electrical equipment are used as an adjunct to help tissue repair, reduce pain and promote healing. It includes the use of Ultrasound, Laser therapy, Interferential therapy, Pulsed and Continuous Short Wave Diathermy, Vibration and Percussion therapy.

Traction

Traction can be performed manually or mechanically and can be extremely beneficial when neural symptoms are present. Both Cervical (Neck) and Lumbar (Low back) traction are available. These treatments can be particularly useful in the treatment conditions like Sciatica and Whiplash injury.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture are regularly used in the treatment of pain. Both spinal and peripheral symptoms can often be reduced or alleviated by the use of acupuncture in conjunction with physiotherapy and exercise. Acupressure is also available for anyone who is afraid of having needles inserted. Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain. It is also widely used for relaxation and can assist in the treatment of conditions such as ME and stress related disorders.

Massage

Massage therapy involves the treatment of soft tissues problems. Using a range of techniques it can help to relieve pain, relax muscles and improve circulation. It is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapeutic techniques.

Sports massage after exercise can help remove the latic acid build up which can lead to muscle soreness. Before exercise it can increase blood flow, increase flexibility and warm up the muscles helping to prevent injury.