Sports therapy encompasses identification of musculoskeletal injuries and the subsequent rehabilitation of those injuries. Common Orthopaedic injuries seen by a Sports Therapist include but are not exclusive to:
- Acute and Chronic pain
- Pediatric rehabilitation (Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy)
- Post op-rehabilitation for knee, hip and shoulder arthroplasty, laminectomy, CABG, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery etc…
- Elbow pain (Tennis elbow, golfers elbow)
- Wrist pain (Dequervain’s disease, Carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Post fracture complications (Stiffness, Pain)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction (during pregnancy)
- Knee ACL tears and post operative rehabilitation, meniscus tears of the knee, anterior knee pain
- Rehabilitation of shoulder dislocations , shoulder rotator-cuff tears, labral tears and instability of the shoulder
- Ankle ligament sprains such as an ATFL tear, plantar fasciitis of the foot, tennis and golfers elbow, ITB band syndrome
- Low back pain, spinal disc protrusions, and injuries attributed to sports such as shin or knee pain from running or cycling, shoulder pain from swimming, shoulder and elbow issues from weight training, acute knee pain from football or rugby.
Pregnancy and Post Natal Physiotherapy
- Pelvic Girdle pain
- Hip Pain
- Back pain/neck pain
- Sciatica and Nerve pain
- Any pelvic health conditions
- Safe exercise prescription during pregnancy and post natal period
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominus rehabilitation
- Return to sport post natally
- Return to running post natally
- Back pain
- Neck pain Peripheral joints pain (frozen shoulder, arthritis)
- Nerv injuries or entrapment (carpal tunnel)
- Balance and gait disorder Headaches, migraines
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) such as jaw clicking and tightness
- Stress, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance Trauma (whiplash)
- Surgery (scar tissue related conditions)
- Pregnancy follow-up (sciatica, thoracic oppression, dizziness)
Osteopathy For Kids
- Irritability & difficulty settling, excessive crying
- Tummy or Digestive issues (e.g. colic, excessive vomiting/reflux, wind)
- Feeding complications (e.g. problems with latching/attachment and sucking)
- Disturbed sleep patterns
- Head shape changes/asymmetries
- Difficulties in movement (e.g. may only easily move head to 1 side)
- Recurrent infections (e.g. sticky eye, cough wheeze, runny nose, recurrent ear infection)
- Limb or Joint movement problems (e.g. Torticollis)
- For children and teenagers: Trauma, Postural, Breathing/Asthma, Repetitive Strain, Sports Injuries
- Chronic Ear infections
- Growth related injuries (e.g. Osgood Schlatters)
- Attention deficit
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic treatment is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
Sports massage differs from a normal therapeutic massage in that it can consist of a combination of deep tissue massage and trigger point massage, with the aim to give the fastest and most effective relief of pain and discomfort as possible.
It can be a vital tool in assisting injury rehabilitation and also to help prevent the occurrence of injuries in the first place. Sports massage is usually a tailored treatment that targets specific problem areas. It is the ultimate attention to detail, during the treatment everything down to tension in the micro fibres of a muscle, that can contribute to overall pain and discomfort, can be identified. Sports massage is beneficial to the body as a whole, it plays an instrumental role in circulation, lymphatic drainage, flexibility, range of motion. It helps promote sleep, a feeling of well being.
Sports massage is a very worthwhile tool for individuals who like to push themselves to the limit or suffer from high stress levels, both in daily life and in the sports arena. It is a valuable contributor to reducing recovery time, and getting back to optimum performance.
Cranial Sacral Therapy and Energy Healing
Craniosacral Therapy, discovered in the 1970s by Dr. John Upledger, a doctor of osteopathy, concentrates on healing the craniosacral system in your body, which are membranes and fluid that surround and protect your brain, face, mouth, and from your spine, all the way down to your tailbone area. Alignment within your craniosacral system allows your Central Nervous System to perform properly. The Central Nervous System is vital as it controls most functions of the body and mind.
Craniosacral therapy is a good tool for both existing physical injuries and for preventative measures. Additionally, this modality supports people who suffer from migraines and headaches, mental stress, chronic pain and fatigue, TMJ syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD, as well as brain and spinal cord injuries.
During a session, you may feel the following: deeply relaxed, warmth, tingles, balanced, increase in energy, emotional, a deeper connection with their body and in some cases for more sensitive people, they are able to see images, patterns, colours, become more self-aware, connect deeper with their consciousness and Spirit, similar effects of most energy healing treatments.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
In order to properly speak, breath, and swallow, the muscles in our face, mouth, and throat need to be structured in the correct position and coordinate as they move together. Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are “patterns involving oral and orofacial musculature that interfere with normal growth, development, or function of orofacial structures, or call attention to themselves.” Here are a few examples of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders:
- Tongue thrust (tongue between the teeth while swallowing)
- Mouth breathing (lips apart/mouth open at rest)
- Jaw malocclusions (such as an overbite, underbite, or open bite)
- Tongue tie
- Lip tie
- OMDs can be caused by a combination of a physical difference in the structure of the mouth/facial muscles and patterns of behaviors over time.
Our team can help relieve and resolve these disorders in a structured and systematic treatment programme.
Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of health complaints, rather than just treating symptoms. It considers the individual as a whole, taking into account their genetics, lifestyle, environment and other factors.
Functional medicine can address a wide range of health conditions, including:
-Cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory disease: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, risk factors, environmental toxin exposure, inflammation.
-Infections: chronic fatigue, ME, fibromyalgia, long covid, mould and other recurring infections.
-Chronic diseases: Nutritional deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, kidney disease/ stones liver/gallbladder issues, blood sugar dysregulation, anaemia, fatigue, brain fog, inflammation,
-Autoimmune disorders: Immune system dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid issues, food sensitives/ intolerances, diabetes, arthropathies.
-Gastrointestinal disorders: Digestive enzyme insufficiency, GERD (reflux), IBS, IBD, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, food sensitivities/ intolerances
-Hormonal imbalances: Thyroid issues, fertility, libido, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis.
-Neurological: Parkinson’s, dementia, MS, brain health.
It is particularly effective for complex and chronic conditions that may not have clear-cut solutions in conventional medicine.