What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy involves treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Injuries which can be treated by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist can include: Ligament sprains, Muscle strains, Arthritis, Cartilage tears, Pre and post surgery rehabilitation, Fracture rehabilitation and Back pain.
How can Physiotherapy help me?
With physiotherapy treatment at Body and Sole Belfast, you can enjoy full rehabilitation after injuries or surgery, you will prevent further injury and will benefit from a return to health in the shortest possible time.
Your injuries can only be successfully treated when the cause of the problem is fully investigated and corrected; therefore, a detailed history is mandatory and a complete posture, gait, and bio-mechanical assessment must be made. Careful history analysis will help us to ascertain the location, nature, behaviour and onset of symptoms, etc.
This is followed by a physical examination where a methodological approach is adopted. Sometimes further investigations will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
A thorough evaluation of all the factors contributing to the patient’s pattern of symptoms is essential so that a specific treatment plan can be established.
As a registered Chartered Physiotherapist, I utilise a wide range of proven and evidence based treatments in order to reduce pain and restore normal movement. This will enable a prompt return to health and performance.
Type of Treatment
- Manual Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
- Gait and Biomechanical Correction
- Kinesio/Sports Taping
As a keen marathon runner and cyclist, I can also provide advice and, if required, specific training plans to maintain fitness levels throughout your rehabilitation. Exercise Rehabilitation can include the following:
- Sports Rehabilitation Drills
- Specific stretching and self Myofascial release techniques
- Strength and Conditioning Programmes
The Client Centred Approach at Body & Sole
Prompt assessment and diagnosis is vital in the successful treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Athletes suffering from a recent injury or a recurring problem will benefit from the expertise of the specialist team at Body & Sole. Working as a team our approach is ideal, as cross-referral may be necessary in order to rehabilitate the ‘whole’ person and not just the injured part.