Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to restore movement and function to those affected by injury, ageing or health conditions. It is about identifying and addressing factors that contribute to injuries and finding treatments, providing rehabilitation and the prevention of reoccurrence. Examples include injuries relating to ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, back pain, postural issues, biomechanical problems and post-operative rehabilitation.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method of treating injuries that has been around for thousands of years. It is a very safe treatment that uses fine needles to stimulate points around the body to give pain relief and reduce swelling and inflammation. It has been well studied recently and has good results with osteoarthritic knees and neck pain.
Joseph Pilates was responsible for the development of a group of exercises relating to core strengthening aimed at improving body awareness with good biomechanical control. With a focus on postural alignment, breathing and balance, Pilates is practiced using either mat exercises or specialised equipment.
Taping can be useful in relieving pain by unloading vulnerable or painful structures. It can facilitate normal movements, stabilise joints and can be used to prevent re-injury. The goal is that it is a temporary measure while you regain strength and return to your full fitness.