Your Community Physio have extensive experience working in hospitals, clinics, sport clubs and in the community. Covering a wide range of problems including poor mobility, lower back pain, strokes and sports injuries.
Back and neck pain
Caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, therefore resulting in radiating pain and pins and needles. It is important to establish where the source irritation when treating sciatica so that the correct techniques are used. Physiotherapy treatment for sciatica
Traditionally known as a slipped disc however prolapse is a more accurate term. An intervertebral disc has two parts a soft nucleus and a tougher outer shell. A prolapse occurs when under extreme force the soft nucleus rips through the outer shell, consequently resulting in severe pain, altered sensations in the legs and feet and secondary muscle spasms.
Physiotherapy helps with specific exercises, positioning and pain relief advice. Physiotherapy treatment for slipped disc
Caused by either too much movement in the joint or too little movement in the joint. It can be difficult to diagnose Sacro iliac joint pain, as it presents in a similar fashion to so many other lower back disorders.
There are a lot of techniques that can improve Sacro iliac joint pain including, exercises, joint manipulation, electrotherapy and offloading taping. Physiotherapy treatment for sacro iliac joint pain
Neurology / Neuromuscular
There are two types of stroke. Ischaemic: where the blood supply to the brain is cut off usually by a clot or haemorrhagic: where a blood vessel supplying the brain bursts. It is important to get mobile as soon as medically possible.
Stroke rehabilitation can be a long and physically demanding process. Physiotherapy will use a number of approaches to help restore function including, facilitation of movement, posture correction, and external feedback stimulus to name a few. Physiotherapy treatment for strokes
Motor neurone disease is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones (nerves) in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages sent from the brain gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to muscle weakness and wasting.
Physiotherapy aims to maintain muscle integrity, improve head posture and optimise respiratory function. Physiotherapy treatment for motor neurone disease
An injury to the brain that occurs after birth. This could result from trauma such as a road traffic collision, tumours or strokes. Acquired brain injuries can present is so many different ways and physiotherapy helps improve mobility and daily function, tonal changes and muscle strength.
It’s important to have a holistic and through assessment in order to ensure that your needs are fully met. Physiotherapy treatment for acquired brain injuries
An inherited genetic condition, which leads to muscle weakening and wastage. The faulty gene is responsible for the production of a protein called dystrophin, which helps stabilise and protect muscle fibres. A lack of dystrophin, results in progressive weakness and wasting in both skeletal and cardiac muscle.
Physiotherapy aims to optimise muscle integrity and maintain function for as long as possible. Physiotherapy treatment for muscular dystrophy
Muscle and joint pain
A condition that affects joints, osteoarthritis can affect any joint but it is more prevalent in hips, knees, lower back and fingers. Osteoarthritis can present in a number of different ways but common symptoms include pain, stiffness, grinding and swelling.
It is thought that over 8 million people in the UK alone suffer with osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy can help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis through specific exercise programmes and joint manipulation. Physiotherapy treatment for osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the body essentially attacks itself resulting in inflammation and scarring over time.
Painful, swollen and often misshaped joints are symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis, therefore symptom control and optimising function is key with physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
A tailored made exercise programme to build strength and increase flexibility is the core foundation to proper rehabilitation of a sports injury.
There are several other techniques that can be used, in order to achieve the primary goal of getting the athlete back to their previous level. Physiotherapy treatment for rehabilitation of an injury
Proper warm ups and preparation greatly reduces the likelihood of injury during a match or event. Stretching and taping can help protect and support muscles and joint during competition. Physiotherapy for pre match / event preparation and injury prevention
Physiotherapy plays an important role following a joint replacement. Post operation it is important to regain movement and strength that is often lost.
Physiotherapy helps improve your gait (walking pattern), provides exercise based rehabilitation programme and helps reduce swelling around the incision site. Treatment for total hip / knee replacement
The term given to chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms include shortness of breath in addition to chesty cough with phlegm and wheezing. Physiotherapy can help in the management of these symptoms and improve exercise tolerance through breathing and manual techniques. Physiotherapy treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Poor mobility and balance
Balance is crucial in everyday life, however many people suffer from poor balance and dizziness. The most common type of dizziness and balance disorder is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, which affects the inner ear. Vestibular rehab is an exercise based programme, which encourages the central nervous system to compensate for problems stemming from the inner ear. Physiotherapy for vestibular rehab