Active Physiotherapy is a well-established clinic offering a dedicated, highly skilled Physiotherapy service, complimented by a Clinical Pilates programme.
All our physiotherapists are Masters trained, ensuring that we take a unique approach to physiotherapy treatment with a focus on individual specialised care.
Please read below to find out more about the services we offer…
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, joints, nerves and soft tissues.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists have undergone advanced training and hold a specialised Master’s degree in addition to standard physiotherapy qualifications.
Common conditions treated by musculoskeletal physiotherapists include low back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists utilise a number of effective treatment techniques including joint mobilisation, manual therapy, soft tissue massage, stretches, exercise, and education to optimise and expedite your recovery.
Our physiotherapists have detailed understanding of soft tissue injury, healing, and the rehabilitation requirements of your particular sport. We are experts in analysing movement dysfunction and tailoring a programme to expedite your recovery and return you to pre-injury fitness as quickly and safely as possible. Common Sporting injuries treated:
- Acromioclavicular joint sprains
- Ankle sprains
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Calf muscle strains
- Hamstring and adductor muscle strains
- Hip labral tears
- Patello-femoral (kneecap) pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rib injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tennis and golfers elbow
Women’s health physiotherapy involves the non-surgical management of a number of musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy, birth, post-partum, breast-feeding, and menopause.
Up to a third of women will experience some form of women’s health problems during their life-time and are often too embarrassed to seek help, or alternatively believe that it is a normal part of the ageing process.
If you experience pain associated with your pregnancy or postpartum, or have developed your own coping strategies such as avoiding exercise, drinking less water or going to the toilet more regularly, you may benefit from a physiotherapy review to get you back on track.
Common Women’s health conditions treated:
- Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
- Pregnancy-related neck or back pain
- Coccyx (tailbone) pain
- Separation of abdominal (tummy) muscles
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Urinary or faecal incontinence
- Rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery
Our physiotherapists have extensive experience in assisting you to recover from surgery, injury and trauma. Whether you have undergone a Total Hip Replacement or Total Knee Replacement , suffered a fracture or been involved in a motor vehicle accident, we will guide you through a graded exercise programme to assist with recovery and prevent further injury.
Common Orthopaedic conditions treated:
- Total hip (THR) and total knee replacements (TKR)
- Rotator cuff repair
- Acromioplasty/subacromial decompression
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion
- Anterior cruciate ligament repairs
Most forms of dizziness are caused by dysfunction in the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear (vertigo) or due to pain and dysfunction of the cervical spine (cervicogenic dizziness). Physiotherapists at Active Physiotherapy are experts in assessing and diagnosing dizziness and restoring your quality of life.
Clinical Pilates is a gentle form of physio-guided exercise designed to assist with rehabilitation and injury prevention. It is based on the original Pilates method, but has been adapted by physiotherapists to incorporate current scientific knowledge, making it more suitable for patients with neck and back pain.
At Active Physiotherapy we offer a choice of one-on-one pilates sessions or relaxed group classes at one of three venues (See class timetable).
Dry needling utilises acupuncture needles to relieve pain and facilitate faster soft tissue recovery. Unlike acupuncture however, it is based on Western anatomical principles and targets focal areas of tightness in muscles known as trigger points. All our physiotherapists utilise dry needling in conjunction with other hands-on treatment methods.
Acupuncture uses fine needles that are inserted into the skin at specific sites of the body. It is used to relieve pain associated with a number of conditions, including headaches, low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and dental pain. It can also be effective for treating nausea and vomiting.
Massage is an integral component of the hands-on treatment you receive at Active Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists are skilled in a variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, deep tissue work, sports massage, trigger point release, and remedial massage.