Physiotherapy is a form of treatment which aims to improve pain and/or dysfunction involving the musculoskeletal system. Because other bodily systems including the neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems may impact musculoskeletal function, physiotherapists have an in-depth understanding of the body as a whole, and a wide variety of treatment techniques at their disposal.
At Body Plus Physio these include:
- Spinal and Peripheral joint Mobilisation
- Trigger Point Acupuncture and Dry Needling
- Posture Retraining
- Exercise therapy and prescription – Home and Gym based
- Soft Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release
Neck pain can be frustrating and affect all aspects of your daily life. Posture and accidents are the most common causes of neck pain. Neck and upper back pain is most commonly felt in those with sedentary jobs, but may also be experienced by athletes who are commonly in one posture, or people in occupations that require them to look up for prolonged periods.
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions. Most adults will experience low back pain at some point throughout their lives. Often the severity of the pain is unrelated to the extent of physical damage.
The causes of low back pain can be very complex, and there are many structures in the lower back that can cause pain including: Muscles, Ligaments, Joints, Nerves and Discs.
Migraine & Headache
Neck problems are a common source of irritation for headache and migraine sufferers. Progressive onset of neck problems which can result from day to day wear and tear due to poor postures in the work place and poor postural and sleeping habits at home, are also a major cause of headaches. The various components of these types of headaches, along with hormonal headaches & migraines can be successfully addressed through treatment.
Post Operative Rehabilitation
Unfortunately some injuries require surgery and rehabilitation is an important part of helping you get the most possible benefit from your surgery. Physiotherapy can help to decrease pain, improve range of movement and help the muscles to strengthen again and is a key element in getting patients back to activity safely, avoiding re-injury. Your physiotherapist will develop an individually tailored exercise program based on knowledge of the exact type of surgery. Your physiotherapist will also guide you with returning to certain activities after your surgery.
Sports injury therapy deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and pain arising specifically from sport, and can involve acute injuries such as ligaments sprains, muscle or tendon tears or issues arisen due to poor biomechanics (incorrect technique). Body Plus Physio shares a special interest in the treatment of sports injury and we place great importance on precise assessment and treatment of a range of conditions to enable our clients to return to optimal function and to minimise the risk of further injury. We also provide a strapping service to our clients.
Our physiotherapists are trained to treat injuries sustained in the workplace. By devising an individually tailored treatment program based on knowledge of the injury, your physiotherapist will help to manage and achieve a safe and sustainable return to work strategy.