THE PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY PRACTICE Thorough, professional assessment and treatment, in a relaxed and comfortable environment

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The Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Alexandra House

1 Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BB

Ultra Sound

This treatment which is painless is used extensively to promote healing, reduce pain and  break  down   scar

tissue. It does not give any sensation at all and is  particularly  good  in

the treatment of ligament and tendon injuries.

Interferential

A low frequency electrical treatment very effective in pain relief and reduction of swelling. The patient feels a not unpleasant tingling sensation and at times feels the muscle contracting during this treatment. Very effective in the treatment of recent sports injuries.

Mobilisation

Use of hands and fingers to apply pressure on joints to increase their range and mobility. Often applied along with massage techniques.

Massage

Massage, including deep soft tissue massage is often used to release muscle spasm and decrease pain. Sports injuries respond to deep soft tissue massage and fractioning of injured ligaments or tendons.

Exercise

Remedial exercises may be prescribed to increase joint range and muscle strength. These will  be   recorded   and

carefully graded until the patient can continue exercising without guidance. Often the patient will then be able to join an exercise class to continue strengthening the area.

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Power Assisted Micro Manipulator

This treatment will manipulate the facet joints of the spine which are often stiff after    injury    or    with

degenerative disease of the spine associated with back pain.

The Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Farnham GU9 8BB

Manipulation

Non aggressive manual treatment to encourage stiff areas of spine or other joints to increase their range.

The Power Assisted Micro Manipulator is sometimes used to gently manipulate spine and increase the range of the facet joints of the spine.

The Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Farnham GU9 8BB

Heat and Ice Treatment

The use of heat or ice treatments may be used or prescribed for home use to reduce pain and swelling or prior to mobilisation of stiff area. May be used also before stretching techniques.

Power Plate Balance Rehabilitation

The treadmill is used as a tool for professional gait analysis, often for assessing the running action of lower limb runners experiencing leg pain.

It is also very useful for patients following hip or knee replacements who need to regain confidence and correct walking/running action.

Sufferers from Achilles Tendon ruptures or tendonitis will find this very helpful in grading exercise.

An electrical plate that vibrates rapidly and can be used for improving balance and increasing joint sensation after injury. Used at times for patient who have suffered mild balance and neurological problems.

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Stretching

Stretching techniques are used to lengthen injured muscles, tendons or ligaments often accompanied by massage. Stretching as a home exercise may be taught.

Orthotics

After analysis of foot pain and gait, orthotics may be fitted if necessary. Often the orthotic is heated then moulded to fit the foot and worn for 3 hours before the orthotic is ready to be put into any suitable shoe.

The revolutionary PowerPlate is a vibrating balance plate used in all conditions where balance is a problem.

Very useful in the treatment of:

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Strapping

The joint may be strapped to protect an injured structure while it repairs. The knee joint is commonly strapped to prevent the knee cap from tracking to the side during movement and causing pain.

Acupuncture

The use of small sterile needles inserted into the skin to reduce pain and muscle spasm.

Gait Assessment

TENS

An electrical treatment that the patient can use at home which blocks our pain reception and allows the patient to function better without pain relieving medication.

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Running Injury Assessment

Back Assessments

The Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Farnham GU9 8BB