The most common conditions we treat are back and neck pain, rotator cuff injuries to the shoulder, patella tracking disorders of the knee, ankle sprains and muscular tears of the quads, hamstrings and calf. We treat people of all ages from babies to the elderly and are experts at managing all types of musculoskeletal pain.
Physiotherapy treatment is based on two main principles; pathology and biomechanics. The presence and degree of inflammation, can impact the choice of treatment considerably. Similarly, tissue healing occurs at different rates in different structures (and is also age dependent), so determining when to return to normal activity requires careful analysis to prevent recurrence or aggravation.
Like all machines, human mechanics plays a large role in causing injury. A car with its wheels out of alignment will wear its tyres prematurely and unevenly. Our bodies are the same. If our mechanics are poor, we load some structures more than others, causing overload and injury. Most biomechanical problems can be corrected or improved with exercise. Poor biomechanics also leads to inflammation so both mechanical and pathological issues need to be addressed in order to properly treat most musculoskeletal conditions.