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Physiotherapy

What to Expect

At Mind and Movement Physiotherapy we specialise in the assessment and treatment of physical dysfunction and pain arising from the neuromuscular system


Physiotherapy enhances independence with functional and sporting activities following injury, illness, or ageing. 


Physiotherapists use a combination of treatment techniques to reduce pain,  improve mobility & increase muscle strength, range of movement, balance and posture.

We use a number of treatment techniques with specific exercise therapy suitable for each individual patient.


The Physiotherapy Consultation

The initial will take around an hour. This will include a discussion of your symptoms and personal goals followed by a physical assessment.  

On completion of your assessment you will be given a diagnosis, prognosis and there may also be some treatment. During this session we work to achieve your individual goals.

Treatments Include

Physiotherpay in the comfort of your own home:


Joint Mobilisation/Manipulation 


Soft tissue Manipulation


Muscle Energy Techniques


Acupuncture and Dry Needling


Sports and Functional Taping


Sports Specific Rehabilitation


Gait Analysis


OldPain2Go® Treatment for Chronic Pain

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Diagnose

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Combining a detailed history and physical assessment Lisa will work towards a diagnosis. An extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics enables her to diagnose and treat not only your symptoms, but also the underlying causes of your problem. As a result, she can improve the speed and effectiveness of your recovery as well as help to prevent future re-occurrences.

Treat

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Depending on the diagnosis, the treatment could include a combination of; soft tissue massage, mobilisation, manipulation, neuromuscular facilitation, or specific exercises along with education to help treat your condition. 


The focus is to address the underlying cause of the injury or dysfunction, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Rehab

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All rehabilitation programmes are designed to fit your individual needs. 


A variety of exercise and rehabilitation techniques often used include; core stability (Pilates), strength and conditioning, stretching (yoga), postural correction, gym-based exercises, gait correction and also sport specific rehabilitation.

Again  - the rehab is individual to you.  


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Acupuncture and Dry Needling

What is Acupuncture 

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine copper needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2,000 years and increasingly in Western medicine since the 1970s. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of common health problems and to reduce pain. For example, NICE guidelines recommend a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture for persistent, non-specific low back pain. In September 2012, NICE recognised acupuncture's benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too. Acupuncture can be combined with other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, manual therapy and relaxation techniques. It can also be used when other more conventional treatments have failed.

What happens when I see my physiotherapist for acupuncture? 

When you first see your physiotherapist, he or she will take your full medical history and ask you about your current health problems. You may be asked to complete a 'consent to treatment' form. Between 1 to 10 needles may be used at a time at an acupuncture session. The number of needles used will vary according to your condition and symptoms. The needles are inserted through the skin either at the sites where you feel pain, away from the pain or a combination of both. The needles are usually left in for unto 25mins. During the treatment, your physiotherapist may stimulate the needles by gently rotating them. This is done to increase the treatment's effectiveness.

How does acupuncture work? 

Scientific research and clinical evidence have shown that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery (AACP 2018)

Dry Needling 

Highly effective treatment for pain, spasm, nerve irritation and muscle relaxation. It involves inserting a small needle into the muscle directly over the myofascial trigger point causing a myofascail released which reduces the pain and helps restore the inhibited muscle.

Dry Needling works by:

  • Promoting blood flow to the injured area for healing
  • Block the neural pathway that causes pain
  • Cause Endorphins to be released to ease the pain and inhibit the pain/inflammatory cycle