Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care. The below conditions are the most common experienced by patients. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend that you seek physiotherapy advice.
Back & neck pain
One of the most frequent reasons clients visit a Physiotherapist is back and neck pain.
Back and neck pain can be one of the most disabling musculoskeletal conditions. It can range from localised muscle spasm, which can limit all movement in the back, through to sciatica and lower back pain. Back pain can start due to an identifiable injury caused by stretching or by lifting awkwardly. There can also be a gradual onset for no apparent reason.
Here at the Cheshire Physiotherapy Centre our Physiotherapists are highly experienced in the treatment of back and neck pain. From diagnosis and treatment, through to advice on exercise and posture correction, we can work with you to alleviate pain and help to prevent future episodes of back and neck pain.
Shockwave therapy treats various problems within soft tissue areas which have proved resistant to more conventional treatments, such as tennis elbow, Achilles or patella tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Joint pain can cause high levels of discomfort and can significantly limit mobility. It can have a serious impact on the enjoyment and quality of life. We can treat you whether the joint pain is due to an injury or a gradual onset. Joint pain can occur at any age and can present a range of symptoms depending on the cause. Joint pain can also be combined with a restriction of mobility in the joint.
After a careful examination the Physiotherapist would establish the history of your joint pain and would advise you on an appropriate treatment plan to reduce pain, increase mobility and restore your quality of life. Advice will also be given to you on how best to avoid reoccurrence.
Muscle and ligament problems
Muscle pain is frequently the result of an injury in work, or sporting activity due to overuse or repetitive use. However muscle pain can also result from having poor posture or muscle tension issues. After a careful examination the Physiotherapist will diagnose the cause of the muscle pain, which is often linked with damage to tendons and connective tissue.
Dependent on the cause of muscle pain our physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan to reduce pain and repair any damage to muscles and tendons. Treatment of muscle pain may include a combination of stretching exercises, acupuncture, manipulation, exercise and massage.
At the Cheshire Physiotherapy Centre we have a specialist interest in the role of physiotherapy in post-operative care and recuperation.
Expert post-operative physiotherapy often plays a significant role in ensuring that the post- operative treatment is carefully managed, to ensure that ongoing stiffness, swelling and pain is minimised. Effective treatment and management builds patient confidence following orthopaedic surgery.
The discomfort and swelling present following surgery can be relieved by physiotherapy and muscles around the area of the operation are strengthened where appropriate.
The use of traditional physiotherapy, together with the latest techniques and exercise, can speed your return to normal working and to your participation in hobbies and sport.
In our team of physiotherapists we have a wide range of specialist expertise in treating sports injuries. Our Chartered Physiotherapists are experienced in the assessing and treating of acute musculoskeletal pain and disorders arising from sports related injuries and they have expertise in diagnosing and treating chronic conditions, which have developed through the use of poor technique or structural abnormalities.
Recovery from an acute injury can be speeded up with professional physiotherapy treatment through the reduction in swelling and minimising the stiffness of joints. Following the advice of our physiotherapist and undertaking specific exercise can also reduce tissue damage, which again will speed recovery.
Chronic injury benefits from identification of the root cause followed by treatment, exercise and advice to ensure that future difficulties are minimised.
Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
In our team of physiotherapists we have a wide range of specialist expertise in treating Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ).
The TMJ is used when we talk, yawn, eat, drink or chew. The TMJ is a complex joint. Problems with the TMJ include ear pain; facial pain; sore or tender jaw muscles; pain while swallowing, yawning, talking or chewing; jaw popping, clicking or locking.
TMJ problems can be caused by a range of factors such as movement of the disc, clenching or teeth grinding, stress, or injury. TMJ pain can be sharp or dull, intermittent or constant and it can be extremely debilitating.
Physiotherapy can help TMJ problems through the use of appropriate exercises to strengthen the jaw and neck. Modern techniques and the development of correct posture can assist in improving the healing process.
Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow)
Tendonitis, or Tennis Elbow as it is more commonly known, can also affect the tendons in the shoulder, achilles and wrist.
The structure that transmits the force of the muscle contraction to the bone is called a tendon. When functioning normally, these tendons glide easily and smoothly as the muscle contracts. Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating and movement will become painful.
After thorough examination the physiotherapist will give a provisional diagnosis and determine a treatment plan based on your individual needs. By minimising inflammation, using evidence based treatments, the tendon can return to its usual state and perform its usual function.