Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a science-based health care profession concerned with promoting and maintaining movement, function and reducing pain. It involves the assessment, treatment and prevention of injury by natural means. 

 

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. There is also an emphasis on long term management to prevent further episodes.

 

The initial assessment will take approximately 45-60 minutes and involves comprehensive history taking and a physical examination to determine a working diagnosis.

 

Treatment may involve:

  • Manual therapy- joint mobilisations, soft tissue release, deep tissue massage

  • Acupuncture

  • Specialist exercise prescription

  • Electrotherapy

  • Sports taping

  • Postural re-education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acupuncture:

 

Acupuncture is an integrated part of pain management and tissue healing. It is based on scientific research that acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to promote natural pain relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melotonin (promotes sleep), serotonin (promotes well-being) to name a few.

 

It is used as an adjunct to manual therapy and exercise prescription. Trigger point acupuncture may also be used to facilitate relaxation in specific muscles.

 

Common conditions treated by Physiotherapy:

 

  • Ligament sprains/ tears

  • Muscle strains

  • Cartilage tears

  • Arthritis

  • Pre and post surgery

  • Fracture rehabilitation

  • Back and neck pain

  • Sports injury

 

 

Sarah is committed to research based practice and offers up to date treatments. Sarah is able to assess and treat a range of musculosketal conditions however her specialist interests include Pregnancy, post-natal physiotherapy, spinal physiotherapy, headaches and biomechanical assessment.