Headaches are often a by-product of muscle tightness and joint stiffness through the cervical (neck) area. This can be due to a multitude of factors; most commonly, headaches will be caused by; stress, jaw dysfunction, muscle tightness, workstation set-up (for office workers), postural issues, or injuries like whiplash. Our physiotherapists will use their experience to accurately identify the source of your headache and treat it accordingly. They will also give you techniques you can use at home to help prevent headache reoccurrence.
The sciatica is one of the nerves that leaves from the lower back and travels down the back of the leg into the foot. When slightly compressed or when its ability to send ‘normal’ neurological signals is compromised it can send burning, tingling, pins and needles or other types of nerve pain down where it runs. Sciatica pain arises from many different sources and the treatment required to manage your symptoms is different based on your source of pain. Physiotherapists at Physiotas have specific training in managing, controlling and relieving your sciatic nerve pain allowing you to move better and feel better.
Strength & Fitness
Do you want to improve your strength and fitness? There are a number of benefits to improving your strength and fitness levels including feeling better, moving better, improving your ability to perform everyday tasks, managing an injury or health condition or preventing an injury or health condition. Whatever your strength and fitness needs may be, we can tailor a solution to meet your needs. Your personalized exercise program will be prescribed following an initial assessment to ensure the best outcomes possible. Sessions can be conducted on a one to one basis or you may choose to join one of our general Exercise Groups.
Common dysfunctions which are impacted by the pelvic floor muscles include: urinary incontinence, difficulties emptying bladder, faecal incontinence, bowel evacuation difficulties, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, pain with sexual intercourse. These can impact men, women and children.
The two main significant inciting factors for dysfunctions in women are pregnancy/vaginal childbirth and menopause. For men, it is issues of the prostate, and most significantly the removal of the prostate gland that leads to dysfunctions. A physiotherapist focussing on pelvic floor dysfunction will do a thorough subjective and objective examination to have a clear picture of the symptoms, your history and the presenting dysfunctions. Because the pelvic floor muscles are deep in the pelvis this will include a sensitive digital vaginal examination or rectal examination to specifically determine the strength, function and correct action of the muscles. Intervention is definitely not as straight forward as just ‘strengthening the pelvic floor muscles’.
Dizziness & Falls
There are many causes of debilitating dizziness. Our experienced physiotherapists will assess, in detail, your symptoms and decide quickly and accurately on an individualised treatment plan to get you feeling better. If further medical investigations are required our physiotherapists can organise these for you.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common type of vertigo that can be very quickly diagnosed and treated with gentle, skilled treatment that is evidence-based and very effective.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a type of evidence-based physiotherapy that aims to improve symptoms such as dizziness and vertigo that stem from damage to the balance mechanisms of the inner ear.
Falls and the resulting injuries are one of the most preventable issues that present to Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists. Your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist can formally assess your balance and strength and identify specific exercises and strategies that will reduce your chance of falling. We offer individual sessions together with the option to be included in our regular classes where exercise programmes are individually designed to decrease your chance of falling and improve your balance.
At Physiotas, our professional staff can help you with many other common problems such as growing pains in children, cancer rehabilitation, pre and post-natal care, pre and post-surgery care, and lots more! To find out if we can help you move better and feel better just call or contact your local Physiotas clinic!