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Treatment Offered

On your first visit to the clinic you will have a thorough assessment to diagnose the problem and identify the most appropriate form of treatment. Our physiotherapists offer the most up to date evidence based treatment.

Joint Mobilisations/Manipulation

Also know as manual therapy. Our joints can stiffen up for a number of reasons. This treatment involves passive movement to a specific joint (peripheral or spinal) to reduce pain and improve movement.

 


Soft Tissue Mobilisations

Demand on our bodies due to work, exercise and lifestyle can result in stress on soft tissues (muscle, ligament) as well as our joints. This can in itself result in pain and disability. Soft tissue mobilisation is a specific technique used to reduce pain caused by these problems.

 


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a clinically proven method of treatment and is used in our clinic to treat musculoskeletal pain. Inserting and stimulating needles into specific points sends impulses along nerves to the spinal cord and brain setting up reflex patterns. It also causes the release of a number of hormones into the system. Firstly endorphins are released which are your own natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory agents. Secondly serotonin levels increase, having a direct effect on mood and causing an increased sense of wellbeing.

 


Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy machines are used to promote tissue healing and reduce pain.

 


Exercise

Physiotherapists are excellent at identifying movement dysfunctions. Your physiotherapist might prescribe a specific strengthening exercise or stretch to aid in your recovery.

 


Clinical Pilates

Pilates is an exercise form designed to strengthen the deep spinal and pelvic stability muscles to reduce back and joint pain and improve posture. It can even improve your golf swing! (see course information).


Education/Advice

Posture correction, ergonomic advice, sports training and footwear advice is all part of your treatment here at the Leeds Physiotherapy and Pilates Practice.

 


Muscle Imbalance Assessment

Certain activities/posture types can create a muscle imbalance. This means that over time certain muscles may become overactive and tight and cause other muscles to weaken, which can create pain. As an athlete these problems can severely affect performance. An assessment of your specific strengths and weaknesses can allow us to tailor you an exercises programme specific to your needs. This is also used as a way of preventing injuries!

 


Sports Massage

We have our very own sports massage therapist at the clinic. The benefits of sports massage are:

  • Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Remodel scar tissue
  • Assist in mental preparation to sporting participation