What we treat

What we treat 2017-05-24T17:18:30+00:00

Physiotherapy treatment

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

Degeneration of intervertebral discs, which results in pain and stiffness more common in the lower back and neck. Manipulation of the joints in the vertebrae helps reduce stiffness and pain. Physiotherapy treatment for spondylosis

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

A neck injury that is caused by sudden movement of the head and results in the soft tissues in the neck to become stretched. Physiotherapy aims to re-strengthen the affected muscles as well as reducing any muscle spasms. Physiotherapy treatment for whiplash injuries
Poor posture can result in an array of problems, usually overuse injuries and chronic lower back pain. Exercise, advice, biomechanical assessment and feedback taping are the main postural correction techniques used. Physiotherapy treatment for posture problems

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

Parkinson’s disease can manifest in a number of different ways from resting tremors to slow movement. Physiotherapy tends to address mobility problems, muscle stiffness and reduced flexibility. Physiotherapy treatment for parkinson’s disease
A condition where the body attacks its own central nervous system, this can result in a wide range of potential symptoms, most common are muscle weakness, tiredness, muscle spasms and balance problems. Physiotherapy treatment for multiple sclerosis

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

Fibromyalgia results in widespread non-specific pain, fatigue and muscle stiffness. Deep tissue massage, joint manipulation, gentle exercise and supportive taping are a few methods of managing fibromyalgia symptoms. Physiotherapy treatment for fibromyalgia
More common in sports injuries, however trips, slips and falls often result in sprains and strains. Rehab varies on the severity of the injury but physiotherapy can help from the initial stages by reducing swelling and then optimise recovery in the later stages. Physiotherapy treatment for sprains and strains

Sports injuries

The initial 72 hours of an injury is crucial, the correct management of an injury in the acute phase results in a better outcome during rehabilitation of that injury. Physiotherapy treatment for injury treatment and management

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

Following competition it’s vital that the body is able to recover, physiotherapy can aid recovery with stretching muscles, cryotherapy, electrotherapy, taping techniques and deep tissue massage. Physiotherapy for post match / event recovery

Orthopaedic

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

Breaking a bone is a very unfortunate situation, however physiotherapy aims to improve the movement and strength around the affected area, as well as reducing pain and swelling. Physiotherapy treatment for fractured bones

Respiratory

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)

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that causes the body to produce thick mucus. Through positioning, manual techniques and breathing exercises physiotherapy aims to clear the mucus, as well as optimising lung function. Physiotherapy treatment for cystic fibrosis

Poor mobility and balance

In the UK, falls are the most common cause of injury in people over the age of 75. Physiotherapy can provide a tailor made home exercise programme and complete an environmental risk assessment to help reduce the risk of falling. Physiotherapy for falls prevention
Very often following a hospital admission mobility deteriorates, physiotherapy can facilitate your mobility and get you back to the level you need to be at. Physiotherapy for rehab following hospital admission

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

Having a limb amputated is a massive change in a person’s life. This does not necessarily mean however that mobility has to suffer. Physiotherapy can help strengthen the remaining muscles and aid in prosthetic management. Physiotherapy for Amputee
Parkinson’s disease can manifest in a number of different ways from resting tremors to slow movement. Physiotherapy tends to address mobility problems, muscle stiffness and reduced flexibility. Physiotherapy treatment for parkinson’s disease