Some of the treatments we provide at PhysioWorks
PhysioWorks aims to identify your problem and assist in optimising function and wellbeing.
We begin by performing a full Assessment of your condition followed by Diagnosis and an individual course of Treatment to assist in your Recovery. PhysioWorks is led by Chartered Physiotherapist, Liza Scott who has more than 30 years experience with both NHS and private clients that have included ATP tennis tour and Hong Kong rugby 7s players.
There are many different manual or manipulative techniques that the physiotherapist can use to put pressure on the joints and muscles of the spine or body.
The aim is to reduce pain, break up scar tissue, increase circulation and restore normal movement and function. Approaches such as Mckenzie, Maitlands, Cyriax, Mulligans mobilisations, manipulations and exercise are used.
Sports massage is ideal for preparing your body for optimal performance, recovery after a big event or helps improve efficiency in your training. You don’t have to be an athlete. As well as preventing injury, it is beneficial in promoting healing in damaged muscles and tendons.
Myofascial release techniques are used. Advice on foam rolling is often given to help you manage tight ‘trigger’ areas at home or in your sports environment.
Individual programmes of exercise and advice will be tailored to your needs as part of your treatment and recovery process. They will address the problems you have, which may be to reduce pain and swelling, resolve a bio mechanical issue, increase range of movement in a joint or muscle or increase strength to allow you to achieve your goals.
Spinal conditions are managed mainly through the Mckenzie approach with specific exercises and advice that you will be given to help self manage your symptoms.
People with soft tissue injuries affecting the joints, muscles or bones will be guided through a progressive exercise programme to encourage normal movement and return of function.
Neurological clients benefit from task orientated repetitive movements. Careful positioning and ‘hands-on’ guidance facilitate improvements in positioning, tone, balance, mobility and normal movement. There is evidence to support, improving physical fitness and encouraging activity following stroke, can improve function and well-being.
There are many different tapes and strapping techniques that can be used to protect and support a joint, ligament or muscle. They can allow the athlete to compete where appropriate or simply protect and facilitate rest to offload soft tissue injuries.
The patient may find it useful where appropriate to be shown how to apply tape effectively with advice and helpful tips on its application.
A treatment derived from Chinese medicine where fine needles are inserted into specific points in the body to alleviate pain and muscle tension. It is used to treat a number of musculoskeletal conditions with evidence to support it’s use in the treatment of chronic low back pain, tension headaches, neck pain and osteoarthritis.