I have experience in treating musculo-skeletal injuries as well as women’s health conditions. All are connected. There are many different ways to treat injuries and dysfunction and each physiotherapist has a slightly different way of using language, treatment techniques and home exercise programs. Essentially we are all trying to achieve the same outcome i.e patient satisfaction. There is so much information available on the internet and there are so many clinical studies that are being conducted that give us evidence-based advice; this means that physiotherapy is a changing environment. I try to blend my experiences of what has worked for me with my formal continuous professional development which includes attending courses run by physiotherapists who trawl through all the evidence and studies to give us clinicians the best information available. I believe that my practice has evolved and continues to evolve all the time.
I use a variety of techniques including joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, myofascial trigger point release, western medical acupuncture and dry needling. I believe that prevention is the absolute best case scenario so prescribing an exercise program is central to preventing your need for further phsyiotherapy sessions! I love the system that Pilates offers to address the common issues of reduced range of movement, strength, co-ordination and balance that lead us to injury and dysfunction. I think that this system is built in to lots of exercise programs but needs to be added to repetitive and one-directions sports/activites such as sitting jobs, driving for long periods, cycling, running and swimming. Pelvic floor exercises are the foundations of Pilates but sometimes we move on the next level (eg running/ crossfit) before the foundations of the exercise have been dealt with. We can always catch up!
Your treatment session will last approx 45 minutes depending on your injury, and it will include a specific home exercise program to facilitate recovery at home and to target any contributory muscle imbalance.
I treat the following Women’s and Men’s Health issues:
- Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction and Low Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain ( Pudendal Neuralgia, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus)
- Pelvic Floor Checks
- Coccyx Pain ( Coccydinia)
- Pelvic floor Dysfunction including Urinary and Faecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Floor education before and after Prostatectomy
- Diastasis Recti Abdominis
The following sports injuries respond well to physiotherapy:
- Neck pain
- Low Back Pain
- shoulder pain
- Repetitive strain injury at the elbow and wrist
- low back or pelvic pain
- ilio-tibial band syndrome
- knee pain
- plantar fasciitis
- running injuries in the lower leg and feet
- Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction
- cervicogenic headache