Exercise & Sports Injuries
Athletes and people who exercise or train are at risk of injuring themselves and subsequently need physiotherapy to assist in their return to exercising, training and playing their respective sport(s).
Our sports Physiotherapists will assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients and athletes presenting with injuries and problems so as to aid a safe and functional return to sport and activity as required.
Advice on injury prevention is also important and will always be discussed and implemented into any on-going management plan.
Treatment for Back & Neck Pain
Back pain is the largest reported reason for absences from work in the UK. As well as work related problems, back and neck pain can be as a result of poor movement patterns, sustained postures and a lack of activity. Physiotherapy is proven to be beneficial in managing these problems and our Physiotherapy Team have many years of experience in treating and rehabilitation of all types of spinal problems.
Normally we find that a combination of different treatment techniques along with an appropriate rehabilitation programme help to reverse some well established poor habits.
REFERRALS FOR MRI, XRAY, ULTRASOUND & FMS
Physio Action can arrange private MRI, x-ray and Ultra-sound investigatation and imaging if required.
We also offer a Functional Movement Screen which may be beneficial in correcting abnormal movement patterns and improving athletic performance.
SPORTS MASSAGE, TAPING & ACUPUNCTURE
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious. Occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Various taping techniques, including Kinesio taping, can work very well along side conventional physiotherapy interventions to help with athletic performance, restore joint stability, correct abnormal movement patterns and subsequently relieve pain.
Acupuncture is a system of complimentary medicine whereby fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points of the body. This can be beneficial when addressing chronic and acute pain presentation and some soft tissue conditions.
Pre & Post Operation Rehabilitation
Pre-operative rehabilitation is a vitally important component to anyone wanting to optimise their recovery following surgery. The goal is to help you be as well-conditioned as possible prior to surgery to enhance your post-operative recovery, and to understand the therapy routine that will be in place after surgery.
Post-op rehabilitation is the post-surgical program of re-establishing joint motion, muscle strength around the joint and finally joint function.
Rehabilitation can be a long process. Whilst surgery is performed within hours, rehabilitation can take many months. We have excellent on-site gym access at our clinics to help facilitate this process.
WOMENS’ HEALTH & PRE/POST NATAL PHYSIO
Women often experience lower back and pelvic pain in pregnancy simply due to the ligaments being looser and this progressively increases the strain on the joints leading to pain and dysfunction.
Here at Physio Action we have a dedicated Women’s Health Physiotherapist (Leeds & Harrogate clinics) who can perform a full Mummy MOT (https://themummymot.com).