What Can Be Treated?

We specialise in promoting and aiding the healing process post injury, reducing pain, increasing range of movement and guiding and progressing individual rehabilitation programs for a wide range of conditions, including (click on links below to read more):

  • Sports Injuries
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Spinal Pain & Dysfunction
  • Joint Pain & Dysfunction
  • Bone Fractures
  • Postural Pain
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Home Injuries

Treatment

An accurate diagnosis is the key to good treatment. Our physiotherapists begin by getting a comprehensive history of your injury, then thoroughly assess the relevant body area. Your physiotherapist will then discuss your treatment plan with you, which is then continuously monitored to ensure the best possible outcome. Treatment usually consists of a mixture of hands on treatment combined with rehabilitation exercises for the patient to do at home and/or at work in between sessions.

Methods of Treatment

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Specific soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy including Infra-red radiation, ultrasound and shortwave diathermy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise and stretching regimes
  • Postural advice and core strengthening
  • Muscle imbalance correction
  • Sports specific rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

Sports Injuries

From the recreational gym user to the serious athlete, we have the knowledge and expertise to treat your injury and rehabilitate you to prevent recurrences.

Physiotherapy aids the restoration of movement, function and strength during recovery. Rehabilitation specific to your sport will assist an early return to activity.

Sports related injuries benefit from early intervention; this prevents an acute injury from becoming chronic and helps to ensure that further problems do not arise.

Complete Physiotherapy offers assessment and treatment of sports injuries from the initial acute stage through to the final rehabilitation. All levels of athletes can be catered for from elite to recreational. Our physiotherapists also have keen interests in specific sports and sports injuries through their own participation.

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee ligament / Cartilage Injury
  • Patello-Femoral (Knee Cap) Problems
  • Overuse Running Injuries
  • Direct Injury from Contact Sport
  • Shoulder Pain from Throwing / Overhead Activity
  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow
  • Biomechanical Assessment of Overuse Injury

Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain

Most spinal problems are mechanical in nature and are not serious. Physiotherapy offers hands on treatment for specific problems, tailored exercise plans and effective advice for self-management and future prevention.

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rib problems
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Posture related complaints
  • Acute joint problems
  • Chronic (long term) problems
  • Degenerative conditions (spondylosis, arthrosis)
  • Sacro-iliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction

RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

RSI describes a collection of conditions resulting from overuse of individual tissues. Management involves treating the acute symptoms as well as the source of the injury to prevent further problems.

  • Pain and problems arising from any repetitive activity
  • Work related
  • Hobby related
  • Postural Pain syndromes

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injuries occur when unexpected forces throw the spine back and forth causing pain and damage to the spinal joints, ligaments and muscles. Early intervention and advice is essential in aiding a full recovery. Physiotherapy helps to regain full range of movement, reduce pain, restore strength and function, and guide with self management techniques.

  • Management of Conditions related to Spinal trauma
  • Results of Road Traffic Accidents
  • Falls
  • Industrial Accidents

Spinal Pain & Dysfunction

Physiotherapists are skilled in the diagnosis of Musculoskeletal problems, allowing problem specific management. Our treatments aim to reduce pain, restore function and aid long term prevention.

  • Lower back pain
  • Degenerative conditions (spondylosis, arthrosis)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc related pain
  • Nerve root irritation / compression (arm / leg pain, pins and needles, numbness)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Joint Pain & Dysfunction

Although conditions such as arthritis are degenerative, physiotherapy can help with pain relief and slow down the progression of the condition. Physiotherapy treatments such as exercises, mobilisations, heat/ice and acupuncture all help pain and function.

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Direct Trauma

Bone Fractures

Fractures require specific management, often involving immobilisation in cast or splints. On removal, physiotherapists assess individual problems and aid the early return of function and strength through specific rehabilitation.

  • To aid the healing process
  • Early restoration of normal function
  • Prevention of secondary complications

Postural Pain

Prolonged static positions, such as sitting for several hours, place abnormal stresses on the body and can result in pain. Management of acute symptoms and advice / exercise promotes long-term prevention.

  • Assessment of posture related problems
  • Advice on ergonomics / work station management / lifting etc.
  • Exercise and activity modification

Workplace Injuries

The workplace is a common cause of injury, whether you have a desk-based or manual job. Lower back pain in desk based professions is a very common complaint, and we can help you regain your fitness for work and help identify the cause of your pain and ultimately reduce the number of days lost from work due to musculoskeletal injury.

Home Injuries

Gardening, decorating and repetitive housework are just a few of the ways you can injure yourself at home. If you’re in pain, we can offer relief and help prevent any recurrences.