How do we treat these problems / conditions?
The Physiotherapist completes a full assessment, this includes discussing what happened and how you were affected both physically but also emotionally (this is a big factor) and how this affects your daily lifestyle. Once this is assessed the Physiotherapist will look at the affected part of the body, check movement, muscle strength, co-ordination, and the nervous system. This clarifies the problem area and allows a comprehensive treatment plan to be made.
The treatment plan will be personalised and agreed with by yourself seeing as though you will be doing all the hard work, and the long term and short goals will be planned to aid management of the condition.
Select a treatment method for more information. Alternatively you can use the Body Checker for a personalised recommendation.
Acupuncture is an ancient old technique in which needles are inserted into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes, the technique is thousands of years old and is still very popular as it is an effective way to help reduce or relieve pain. The Physiotherapists carrying out the acupuncture have had full training and have many years of experience in the field of acupuncture.
A strengthening program is put into place once the problem area is identified, if you are overusing some muscles and others aren’t being used and have weakened this can cause pain, weakness and instability. The areas needing a little more attention are given specific exercises to encourage a muscle balance, this helps to improve co-ordination of muscles and improved tone, correct posture and a reduction in that nuisance pain. A stretching program is part of the strengthening program as it is essential that the length and flexibility of affected muscles are maintained to prevent further injury in the future.
Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Based upon an anatomical understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal systems, the Physiotherapist creates a comprehensive exercise programme individual to you. Pilates helps to improve spinal stability, poor posture and control.
People come to Pilates lessons with different goals. Some to increase fitness and tone their bodies, some to address back pain and injuries, some to improve their core stability for specific sports (tennis, golf, squash) others to counterbalance a stressful lifestyle, or to improve their posture and flexibility.
One of the greatest aspects of Pilates training is that it is suitable for everyone, for all body types and fitness levels from the highest performing athlete to individuals with a variety of health problems. Beneficial to men and women, children, the elderly, and almost essential for pre and post pregnancy. It can be tailored to benefit everyone from your average slumped inactive teenager, stressed business professional and injured or aged clients.
Mobilisations are carried if there is stiffness in a particular joint causing pain and reduced movement, the joint can be gently pushed to improve the range of movement, basically massaging a joint grading the intensity until the joint eases, a much sought after technique of motion.
Massage is a technique used to release tight muscles and help them let go and relax. Sometimes trigger points or tension develops in muscles which cause small pockets of pain within the muscles, different massage techniques are used to allow the muscles to regain their normal length and allow them to relax pain free.
TENS Therapy gently stimulates nerves and blocks pain signals before they can be received by the brain. Another theory is that the electrical stimulation of the nerves may help the body to produce the natural painkillers called endorphins, which may block the perception of pain. TENS Therapy is generally used to relieve back pain, but many types and cause of pain may benefit from it, including arthritis.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that has been used by physical therapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound can produce many effects other than just the potential heating effect. It has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing.
Many professionals working within an office environment commonly suffer from recurrent back and neck pain, as well as long hours sitting at the desk or computers can be the primary problem if the workstation is not at the correct level and the seating is not comfortable. We provide the service of coming out to your office and reviewing workstations of individuals who have neck or back pain, sometimes wrist pain is a problem if the keyboard is not positioned correctly. Once this has been identified and advice has been given an improvement should be observed in the following weeks. We can also implement back to work programs for those who have been off work and want to get back to it gradually. We recommend a continous monitoring of staff at work as this will help prevent injury therefore days off work which will ultimately is very costly to the company.
View the wide range of conditions & injuries we can treat.
BACK PAIN CLINIC
Low back pain affects 80% of people at some point in their lives.
Use our body checker to select and submit specific sources of pain.
HOW TO FIND US
Our clinic is located within the heart of Glasgow city centre.