WHAT WE TREAT
Hip labral tears and impingement, Arthritis, Ligament sprains, Knee cartilage injury, Knee ligament injuries, Knee cap pain, Muscle tears / strains, Ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis
HOW WE TREAT
Are you thinking about your rehabilitation after an injury? Are you worried about hip or knee pain? Do you feel you haven’t fully recovered from your injury to return to your usual activities?
Pain in the lower limb can be anywhere from the hip down to the ankle and foot. In some instances it is connected to lower back referred pain.
Sudden injury can happen with a specific activity such as a fall or a new unfamiliar activity such as hedge cutting. Gradual onset pain can be a result of postural strain or overuse that exceed the body’s natural capacity to adapt.
There are many other factors that will have an impact on whether someone experience pain or not including their beliefs, fears, understanding, lifestyle / social factors and more.
We have extensive experience treating acute lower limb injuries and tailoring sport/activity specific rehabilitation. Physiotherapy guidance through the stages of healing can lead to optimal recovery and even improved resilience and technique in return to activity.
LOWER LIMB INJURIES
Deep tissue massage to release tight muscles, manipulation of the joint to increase movement
We offer a personalised exercise programme for you
Applying kinesiology tape to protect and encourage normal movement
ADVICE & EDUCATION
We believe if you understand your diagnosis you will have a positive outlook on the healing process.
We support your mental health and offer techniques to help with your pain
PREVENTING LOWER LIMB PAIN
If starting or returning to an activity, gradually increase the intensity of the activity
STRETCHES & STRENGTHENING
Physio based exercises or Pilates / Yoga can help to keep your limbs limbs strong and mobile
When sitting at your desk be mindful of your posture and ensure your workstation is correctly set up for you. Take regular breaks from the seated position
Assessing the way you use your body (your technique) can be crucial to preventing overloading of tissues and understanding the importance of footwear
Allow periods of rest in between intense activity or vary repetitive tasks to allow the tissues to rest. most importantly listen to your body.