Physiotherapy

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Our Physiotherapists are Specialists in Hands-on treatment and bespoke rehabilitation aimed at helping you lead the Active and Healthy lifestyle you deserve

At Active Health Solutions Ltd our passion for and commitment to the highest levels of physiotherapy clinical practice shines through all that we do. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a form of clinical science that aims to alleviate pain and movement dysfunction coming from neuromusculoskeletal sources. That’s a fancy term for bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, connective tissue and nerves.

We are a close knit team of professionals providing  treatment of pain and movement dysfunction such as:

  • Spinal conditions – Back, Neck and Thoracic pain
  • Overuse Injuries – inflammatory injuries of the muscles, tendons and connective tissue of the body eg; Achilles Tendinosis, Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow
  • Sports Injuries – traumatic and overuse injuries from sports
  • Headaches – that originate from the upper cervical spine joints, muscles and soft tissue such as tension headaches
  • Postural / Biomechanics Issues – poor muscle balance, bony alignment or the sedentary nature of modern life
  • Post Surgery – such as joint replacements, Shoulder stabilisations, Rotator Cuff repairs, ACL reconstructions, Knee menisectomy, Spinal surgery to name a few
  • Arthritic conditions – Osteoarthritic & rheumatoid arthritic conditions affecting the spine and peripheral joints of the body

Physiotherapy aims to reduce symptoms and restore movement and function, therefore enhancing quality of life. At your first appointment, the physiotherapist will carry out a detailed clinical assessment and deliver an individually tailored treatment based on clinical findings.

Our clinical practice is guided by the latest evidence based best practice and includes;

Manual Therapy: Hands-on treatment such as mobilisations (gentle movement) and manipulations (stronger movement) of stiff or painful joints.

Soft tissue therapy: massage, soft tissue release, trigger pointing for stiff and aching muscles to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system to relieve pain and improve overall physical activity.

IMS/ Dry Needling: minimally invasive technique where acupuncture needles are inserted into an area of increased muscle tension to relieve pain and tension and restore normal movement to the muscle. Needling is usually used in conjunction with other treatment techniques.  IMS – Patient Information.

Acupuncture: can be used in isolation or in conjunction with physiotherapy treatment for certain conditions or injuries, focusing on influencing “energy” in the body to restore the body’s equilibrium.

Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation: Your physiotherapist will give you exercise to optimise your movement and strength pre surgery and will discuss post surgery precautions/ restrictions. The goal of post surgery rehabilitation is to return you to your prior level of physical function. The physiotherapist will closely monitor your progress.

Functional Rehabilitation: combination of treatment and exercise focusing on task specific activities to aid you to return to your specific everyday work or sports activities.

Exercise: involves muscle imbalance re-education for full recovery and to prevent further injuries. We have a well appointed rehabilitation gym at the clinic to facilitate your recovery.

Electrotherapy: When appropriate your physiotherapist may recommend some electrotherapy treatment such as Ultrasound, interferential and Muscle stimulation to compliment your treatment

Education and Advice: your physiotherapist will be able to educate you with regards to your condition or injury and give you advice on how to manage your symptoms as well as preventing further injury once your pain has settled

Pilates Rehabilitation: Focuses on good posture, muscle strength, flexibility with general fitness focusing on muscles in the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region. This can be carried out on the Mat or on our Reformers. These are specialist pieces of equipment designed to challenge and facilitate a full recovery.

Taping: strapping tape and supportive taping are used to relieve pain, improve joint stability, enhance athlete confidence, reduce injury recurrence, and prevent injury.

Throughout your treatment we can liase with our Multidisciplinary team such as Podiatrists, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Nutritional Therapists and Chiropodists to provide a holistic approach to your recovery.

We have close links to GPs and Specialist Consultants as well as Musculoskeletal Radiologists in Northern Ireland. Where indicated you can be referred for further diagnostic investigations (e.g. MRI, CT and US), as well as medical and surgical procedures to aid in the management and recovery of your condition.

Our Physiotherapists are registered with the following Professional bodies and are held to the highest standards of care:

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