Physiotherapy is an evidence based profession which takes a ‘whole person’ approach to the health and wellbeing of their patients and their injuries, including their general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Physiotherapists treat injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues through the use of manual therapy, movement and exercise, education and advice.
Using physiotherapy you can treat:
Almost 30 years ago, Dr Kenzo Kase developed the elastic band taping method that has become the “gold standard” in therapeutic rehabilitative taping.
The taping method supports lymphatic circulation, reduces pain, improves performance, prevents injuries and promotes healing. To say it simply, Balance Taping helps the body get back in balance.
The Balance Taping method involves taping over and around muscles to assist and give support and prevent over-contraction. Balance Tape is different to other athletic tapes as it is designed to give support whilst maintaining full range of motion, and it facilitates lymphatic flow 24 hours a day.
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT) is a revolutionary technology that is being used to cure painful tendonopathies and other orthopaedic indications. rESWT involves shockwaves being passed through the skin to the injured part of the patient's body. The unit we have at the St Lawrence Clinic is the Swiss DolorClast which generates shockwaves through a projectile that is propelled at high speed by compressed air inside a hand-held applicator.
When the applicator is placed on the surface of the skin - together with a ‘coupling medium' - the impulses are delivered through the skin as a shockwave that spreads inside the injured tissue as an aspherical ‘radial' wave.
These radial shockwaves initiate an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated. This prompts the body to respond naturally by increasing blood circulation, the number of blood vessels and therefore metabolism in the injured tissue. This accelerates the body's natural healing process by increasing cell generation and dissolving calcium deposits.
Clinical trials have shown that using our device, the Swiss DolorClast, provides patients with an effective alternative to invasive surgery.
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be succesful in the treatment of achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, patella tendonitis amongst other injuries.
For further information please visit www.spectrumtechnologyuk.com
Acupuncture is one of the many skills used by physiotherapists as part of an intergrated approach in the management of pain, inflammation and to enhance the bodies own healing chemicals to aid recovery, healing and rehabilitation.
All our Physiotherapists practicing acupuncture are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and will use acupuncture to aid with pain relief and to complement their manual therapy skills. Following an in depth physiotherapy assessment treatment will begin with an aim to restore the bodies systems to a state of balance.
For further information please visit www.aacp.co.uk
"Viscera" relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction.
This delicate manual therapy is often cited as a missing link in the treatment of recurring musculoskeletal pain, postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction.