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Musculoskeletal
Therapy 

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy aims to restore, maintain and promote optimal well-being, movement and function. Whether that is to help you train for a marathon or simply sit at a desk pain free.

 

An initial assessment, of up to 45 minutes,  will be carried out by a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist. During your consultation you will be asked questions specific to your problem, have a thorough physical assessment, a management plan discussed and the commencement of treatment. 

 

Example of conditions treated:

  • Sports injuries including traumatic and over use

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strains, aches and pains

  • Tendonopathys’

  • Lower back pain and sciatica

  • And other nerve pain

  • Neck pain and headaches

  • Joint pain including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Post fracture and surgery rehabilitation and advice

  • Chronic pain including fibromyalgia 

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

 

Treatment options will depend on the assessment findings and your treatment goal. For further information on the types of treatment we offer please click on the “treatment” tab.

We also offer Sports/ Deep tissue massage separately to physical therapy.

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Women's Health & Pregnancy Related Pain Assessment

In the UK, it has been reported that as much as 20% of pregnant ladies suffer with pelvic girdle pain, 34% of women experience urinary incontinence and 1/3 of women experience a pelvic organ prolapse. All of which can be improved with specialised physiotherapy.

 

An initial assessment, of up to 45minutes, will be carried out by a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist. During this time you will be asked specific questions to help understand and direct the management of your problem. After discussion, the therapist will carry out a physical assessment. From here a management plan and pain relieving therapy can start.

 

If you are seeking help for incontinence or prolapse the most effective and accurate way of assess is via an internal examination followed with ultrasound scanning. This allows the therapist to gauge the effectiveness of your pelvic floor muscles or extent of prolapse but also with the use of the ultrasound scanner the patient can physically see there pelvic floor, transverse abdominus and bladder. From here we can provide a specific programme for you to help restore, maintain and promote pelvic floor strength and function. This may be through exercise, urge control techniques and changes in your diet and lifestyle.

(Please see MummyMOT® webpage for more information for post partum assessment and treatment).

 

 

Conditions in which we treat:

  • Stress urinary incontinence: leakage of urine during activities such as coughing, jumping, laughing

  • Urge urinary incontinence: A sudden, strong urge to urinate resulting in incontinence

  • Mixed urinary incontinence: this is a mix of both stress and urge incontinence.

  • Over active bladder: increased frequency and urgency to urinate, not necessarily leading to incontinence.

  • Mild – moderate pelvic organ prolapse: this is the downward movement of either the bladder, bowel, rectum or uterus causing vaginal heaviness, a palpable bulge or bladder/ bowel symptoms.

  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

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Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound & Injection Clinic

Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe, non – invasive tool used to provide real – time images of muscles, ligaments, nerves and tendons. The ultrasound scan used in combination with a physical assessment can provide a more accurate picture of your condition and effectively guide your treatment programme.  This may include further referral for a steroid or hyaluronic acid injection. A report will be sent to you with in 24hours.

 

Some of the conditions in which this will benefit:

  • Tendinopathy’s including tennis elbow and Achilles tendinopathy

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Muscle strains and ruptures

  • Ligament sprains

  • Bursitis and cysts seen most commonly at the shoulder, knee and hip.

  • Nerve Irritations including: carpal tunnel syndrome, Morton’s neuroma and trigger finger

  • Early rheumatoid synovitis

  • Osteoarthritis

Please see US Clinic webpage for more info.

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