Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy for Common Injuries
What conditions can we treat at Metro Physio?
Our therapists have all undertaken extensive training in anatomy and physiology and are experienced in treating any part of the body where there is a musculoskeletal injury. In addition to a 3-year intensive degree all our therapists regularly attend Postgraduate courses to ensure they stay up to date with current research to ensure that they always provide the highest level of assessment and treatment.
There are many ways the human body can be injured including; falls, direct impacts, sudden twisting movements and awkward lifts. These traumatic events place a lot of strain upon the body resulting in damage to soft tissue and sometimes bony structures. Following such an event it is important to have a thorough assessment by a qualified therapist to rule out serious pathology that requires further investigation and to obtain a diagnosis of what structure/s you have injured.
Sports injuries can occur for many reasons and can be directly due to an accident, underlying musculoskeletal issues, or training regime. Flexibility, strength, muscle imbalances, posture, and biomechanical issues can eventually lead to injury and need to be identified at assessment so that they can be addressed throughout the treatment programme. Overuse injuries such as tendinopathies commonly occur when there has been a sudden change or increase in training demands which creates more local tissue microtrauma. Not warming up or cooling down properly also increases the risk of injury.
Sometimes injury can occur through sustained positions or repeated actions in a poor posture. Prolonged or repetitive stress on soft tissue or joints will eventually cause pain and start to impact on the ability of the body to perform that activity, which may be something as simple as sitting at a PC. Due to the advances in technology more job roles are now sedentary and we are seeing a rise in posture related injuries. Our therapists will be able to identify the postural issues that are contributing to your symptoms and provide treatment and rehabilitation to help combat these issues.
Post-operative Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
At Metro Physio we have close links with many Orthopaedic Consultants and treat a lot of patients who have had Orthopaedic surgery. Our experience includes; total hip replacements, total and unicondylar knee replacements, ACL reconstructions, knee meniscectomies, foot surgery, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repairs and sub acromial decompressions, and spinal surgery including microdiscectomies, to name but a few. Our therapists will liaise with the Consultant as required and establish the specific details of the surgery as well as any post-operative restrictions and expectations.
Joint conditions including Arthritis
A joint in the human body can be defined as “the area where 2 or more bones meet”. According to the latest research we have 360 joints in the human body, so there are a lot of joints that could be problematic. Arthritis is a general term that covers over 200 joint related conditions including; Osteoarthritis which is due to “wear and tear” and systemic conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Our therapists will provide advice and education on exercise, pain relief treatments such as massage and acupuncture and and manual therapy as indicated to enable you to manage your condition.
What to expect at Metro Physio
At Metro Physio our main focus is you and how the condition is affecting your life. During the assessment we will find out a bit more about your condition; when and how it came on, what aggravates your symptoms and the impact it is having on your life. We will perform a full Orthopaedic Assessment to diagnose the injury and to identify any factors that may have contributed to the onset. We will then discuss treatment options if appropriate, which may include; Massage techniques, Joint Mobilisations, Joint Manipulations, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Taping. A tailored exercise programme and self-management advice will always be provided to ensure that you are continuing to rehabilitate the injury in between appointments. If following the assessment, the therapist identifies that treatment is not indicated and onward referral is required then they will liaise with your GP or Consultant to arrange this.
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