Following a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment your physiotherapist will discuss with you what treatments would be most effective for your condition. We offer a range of treatments including:
Soft tissues are the non-bony structures in the body. For example muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and the fascia (tissue that covers and connects muscles).
An injury may damage any of these structures when they are overstretched or torn.
Scar tissue is then formed to repair the damage. This is strong and effective at mending but much less mobile and flexible as the original structure. Without treatment to improve the quality and mobility of scar tissue and release the tight structures then movement may be affected and reoccurrence of the injury is more likely.
Overuse of a tissue due to poor prolonged postures or repeated unaccustomed movement for example a bad posture at work or in the car can lead to changes and damage to tissues over a longer period of time. These types of problem also benefit from soft tissue techniques
Following any type of operation there will be extensive scar formation in all the structures that were involved and addressing those will improve the outcome of the operation
Physiotherapy targets the tissues with specialist techniques that help improve scar tissue, stretch muscles and reduce the ‘knots’ or stretch the connecting fascia.
Physiotherapy soft tissue techniques include: myofascial release, trigger point release, friction massage and general massage.
Joints may become stiff and painful after injury, an operation, through degeneration or wear and tear. Once a movement in a joint is reduced a vicious circle of pain and stiffness develops: you move it less as it hurts, but this causes more stiffness and reduced joint movement, so you move it even less.
Physiotherapy joint mobilisation techniques are used to help reduce joint pain and stiffness and therefore improve and restore joint movement.
Exercises are very important to help improve muscle strength and flexibility (length), and improve movement. Physiotherapy will teach and advise you on specific exercises for your condition that you can do at home or at a gym, whatever is more suitable for you.
Following an injury, operation or any condition that causes you pain, muscles become weaker due to actual fibre damage and their reaction to pain which is for some of them to ‘switch off’. It is therefore of utmost importance that you do specific exercise to regain the muscle strength and support. This is important as joint need strong muscles around them to enable them to move well.
Pilates is a specific type of exercise which can help conditions such as poor posture and back pain. Pilates helps you to strengthen and control your postural muscles which lie deep within your body providing support to our spine. Pilates is also known as core stability exercises.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, single use sterile needles into areas of pain and muscle tightness. It is used as an adjunct to other physiotherapy techniques.
A percussion massage gun is a vibration device that helps improve blood circulation, relieve muscle stiffness and soreness, prevent muscle damage and reduce lactic acid level. It helps achieve better performance by stimulating blood and lymph circulation, warming up muscle tissues and improving elasticity.
We find it a real asset-used in conjunction with other techniques, for a few minutes in a session to reduce trigger points, muscle pain and tightness so alleviating headaches, back and neck pain.
This involves using machines such as ultrasound, interferential and TENS. The type of machine chosen will depend on your condition. For example ultrasound can be used to aid injured ligaments to heal and TENS can help to control pain.
We believe it is important to understand your condition so you can promote your recovery. This may include advice on how best to set your desk and chair up (ergonomics) at work, how to pace or modify activities or regarding footwear and orthotics (insoles for your shoes).
Physiotherapy can also provide education regarding prevention and how to best manage conditions that are very long standing or not completely curable.
Initial assessment & treatment 1 hour at £76
Follow up treatment sessions 30 minutes at £54
Contact our Lewisham clinic based at Anytime
Fitness Birdwood Avenue Lewisham SE13 6UR.
Visit our physiotherapists based at our Leyton clinic -
300 High Road, Leyton, E10 5PW.
Find us at 36 Eastern
Esplanade, Southend, Essex, SS1 2ES.