The list below is not exhaustive but does highlight some of the many conditions that we treat here at Distinct Physiotherapy. If you are unsure as to whether we can help you then please do give us a call. We will be more than happy to talk to you in more detail.
If you have sustained a sports related injury, we can help to assess and diagnose it. We will play a key part in getting you back to where you need to be – if not better! We specialise in establishing the root cause of your injury so as to prevent any further recurrences. Additionally, we will work closely with you to enhance your training and performance by building an appropriate exercise programme that you can incorporate into your chosen sport(s).
Many women do encounter pregnancy related problems during the gestational period. This includes symphysis pubic dysfunction, separation of the rectus abdominus and low back pain. Physiotherapy can assist you throughout what should be a really positive time in your life. You may require manual therapy, education and advice and the use of bracing to assist you.
It can be incredibly disabling to suffer from a new onset of back pain or the flare up of a long term problem that never really settled down. Our aim is to establish whether the cause of your symptoms is driven by your posture in different situations or whether you have an underlying condition. Common conditions include disc bulges, facet joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis and spondylolisthesis. Regardless of the cause we will do our best to tailor your treatment to reduce your pain and get you moving!
Tendon injuries can develop in any tendon of the body. They predominantly occur as a result of overuse and age related change. The common ones we see and treat include tennis elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, De Quervains tenosynovitis, which occurs in the wrist and patella tendinopathy, which occurs in the knee. We will assess the affected area and evaluate the tasks that might be contributing to your problem. Treatment options include exercises that help to improve how you move in the affected part of the body, specific resistance exercises that progressively increase the load that the tendon can withstand, taping, ultrasound therapy and acupuncture.
The loss of joint movement can really impact your day to day function. Physiotherapy can assist by helping to reduce the joint stiffness and the associated pain following a detailed evaluation. You might just have some age -related change or changes that have occurred following an injury/trauma. Examples include osteoarthritis, shoulder impingement syndrome and frozen shoulder.
Aching muscles might prevent you from stretching effectively and tight muscles that are overworked will almost certainly lead to an injury. Not only can we help to reduce the tightness in the muscles, we can also devise a tailored exercise programme that will help to prevent the recurrence of the problem – this is often much more effective than massage therapy alone.
Neural irritation or nerve compression is associated with various conditions, including disc bulges in the spine, carpel tunnel syndrome in the wrist and hand, shoulder impingement syndrome and tight muscles. Our aim is to establish the cause of this problem so that we can relieve the nerve in question and prevent any long term damage, including weakness and loss of strength and power.
Whilst there are many different types of headaches, physiotherapy can help to treat cervicogenic headaches. These headaches are in part generated by stiffness of the bony structures or soft tissue structures in the neck. They have been shown to respond to manual therapy and exercise.
Physiotherapy following surgery is often a fundamental part of your recovery. Not only does it help you to regain your movement but it also helps you to regain confidence with activities that you might have had to stop. We see a number of post operative conditions that have been referred directly from consultants. These include spinal surgery, joint replacements (total hip, knee and shoulder), Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery.
We can help to assist you with a return to your normal activities following a trauma or incident. This might include whiplash following a road traffic accident or loss of balance following a fall. We will work closely with you and where necessary with the relevant members of your support network to help you to achieve your goals.
We can help you to restore your general fitness which might have been challenged following an illness or injury. You may be struggling with your exercise tolerance, your walking ability or maybe you just need some guidance as you attempt to push your body a bit harder.