Our Services





Physiotherapy / Sports Injuries

Physiotherapy is the assessment, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It promotes rehabilitation and pain relief by a non-invasive hands on approach. Treating musculoskeletal dysfunction and sports injuries using modern soft tissue techniques and manual physiotherapy skills, alongside electrotherapy and ultrasound treatment.

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique teaches you how to use your body with less tension and pain, and recently hit the news as being particularly effective for chronic back pain. For example, a set of 24 sessions reduced pain from on average 21 days a month to just 3. It teaches you how to avoid common postural pitfalls as well as helping you to keep open and free in your movements in daily life.

One-to-one Alexander Technique lessons teach an individual how to recognise, understand and avoid pain-producing behaviour related to poor postural and movement habits that interfere with the functioning of postural and motor control systems. Learning and using the Alexander Technique leads to improvements in postural tonus, co-ordination, functioning, mobility and balance - and to significant reduction in non-specific low back pain.

For more information on the Alexander Technique, click here: Alexanderplus


Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way of helping clients to make lasting changes. Hypnosis works by guiding clients into a natural, relaxed state (similar toa daydream), accessign the subconscious mind, encouraging clients to deal with letting go of issues they are holding on to, and addressing them to make positive changes. This form of therapy has been used since ancient times as a safe and drug-free method of creating desired changes quickly.

Hynotherapy can help anxiety, depression, eating disorders, fear of public speaking, alcohol and smoking issues, pain control during child birth, phobias in general.

For more information please contact Julie on 0161 477 4747 or 07969 730589.


Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage focuses on the root cause of persistent, chronic muscular or skeletal pain and then seeks to remedy it. Often such pain is as a result of injury, or can be caused by imbalances in the skeletal system, muscles or ligaments.

Modern advances in science and medicine have brought with them a better understanding of how and why massage works. A better understanding of the biomechanics of the body has also brought important advances in massage itself. This increased knowledge has allowed for the refinement of existing techniques and has allowed development of new approaches.


Holistics

Swedish Body Massage
This is a deep rhythmic massage to suit your specific needs to relieve stress, rebalancing your aching muscles.

Deep Back and Shoulder Massage
Deep massage specifically targeting tension in the muscles where you need it most.

Hopi Ear Candles
Using specialist candles to draw out impurities. Helps relieve balance and inner ear problems; build up of wax, relieve tension, sinusitis, glue ear, colds and flu.

Reiki
A holistic form of healing. Reiki treats the physical body and the mind together strengthening the body’s own healing ability and re-balancing its energies – a harmony of spirit.


Reflexology

Reflexology is an alternative treatment which involves the massaging, squeezing or applying pressure to parts of the feet which can activate the healing powers of the body. It can help with the following:

  • Reducing stress levels
  • Aiding deep relaxation
  • Improving circulation
  • Cleansing the body of toxins and impurities
  • Improving mental alertness
  • Improving Immune system function
  • Achieving homeostasis ( complete balance of the whole body's functions and systems )

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment is used by trained physiotherapists to aid in the management of pain and inflammation. It is achieved by utilising the body's own natural healing chemicals to help recovery and rehabilitation from injury or disease.
Acupuncture can be performed in two ways:

    • Conventional acupuncture treatment involves the needling of acupuncture points found on the surface of the skin along meridian lines. A number of sterile disposable needles are used which are typically left in place for 20 minutes.
    • Trigger point acupuncture is the needling of specific tender points in muscles or 'knots'. It is used to facilitate relaxation and increase muscle length. It is particularly good following whiplash, repetitive strain injury, and postural problems or to aid rehabilitiation following sports injury.

Acupuncture works by enhancing pain modulation via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals. These assist the body's healing processes and can be used prior to and alongside other traditional physiotherapy techniques.

Podiatry

Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by those forces. A Biomechanical abnormality or asymmetry can cause injury if left untreated, and can affect anybody in everyday life.

A biomechanical assessment is designed to pinpoint such abnormalities using a variety of tests in both a weight bearing and non weight bearing state. From the assessment the podiatrist will give a functional diagnosis with treatment options. 

Orthotics are sometimes required to correct any problems together with rehabilitation exercises.

Examples of injuries which can result from biomechanical abnormalities include:

    • Flattening of the medial longitudinal arch
    • Excessive internal rotation of the tibia and femur
    • Lower back pain
    • Knee pain
    • Hip pain
    • Ankle pain
    • Muscle inbalance of the feet and legs
    • Strain on the Achilles tendon
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Tightness in the calves and hamstrings
    • Impingement of the sciatic nerve
    • Stress fractures
    • Shin splints
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Asymmetrical callus build up

Pilates

Pilates is an exercise programm which targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and the spine.

Clinical Pilates is a series of mat based exercises which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients with back and neck pain, and those recovering from injury. It is both a relaxing and gentle form of exercise. Undertaking pilates exercises regularly helps improve posture, strength and prevention of re-occuring pain / injury.

At the clinic a full history will be taken and an assessment completed by a physiotherapist. Over a series of sessions the physiotherapist will devise a personalised program specific to your needs and any injuries that you may have.

For more information please contact Nicola Barratt on 0161 477 4747 or 07870 978 153.