TREATMENTS

We use the latest technology and advances in sport medicine, expert advice and our clinical reasoning skills to help you return to optimal function, physical activity and sport. Always listening to ‘you’ and integrating advice, education, evidence based treatment options into your management plan. Giving you the opportunity to ask questions and learn about your diagnosis and management plan.

TREATMENTS

We use the latest technology and advances in sport medicine, expert advice and our clinical reasoning skills to help you return to optimal function, physical activity and sport. Always listening to ‘you’ and integrating advice, education, evidence based treatment options into your management plan. Giving you the opportunity to ask questions and learn about your diagnosis and management plan.

TREATMENTS

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

Joint Mobilisations
and Manipulations

Soft Tissue Release/
Sport Massage

Myofascial Release/
Cupping/
Trigger Point Therapy

MSK acupuncture/
dry needling/
Electro-acupuncture

Sport taping and K-tape

Core (motor control)
activation and
stability work

Personalised Exercise programmes

Rehabilitation Programmes

TREATMENTS

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

Joint Mobilisations and Manipulations

Soft Tissue Release/
Sport Massage

Myofascial Release/
Cupping/
Trigger Point Therapy

MSK acupuncture/
dry needling/
Electro-acupuncture

Sport taping and K-tape

Core (motor control)
activation and
stability work

Personalised Exercise programmes

Rehabilitation Programmes

TREATMENTS

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

Joint Mobilisations and Manipulations

Soft Tissue Release/
Sport Massage

Myofascial Release/
Cupping/
Trigger Point Therapy

MSK acupuncture/
dry needling/
Electro-acupuncture

Sport taping
and K-tape

Core (motor control)
activation and
stability work

Personalised Exercise programmes

Rehabilitation Programmes

TREATMENTS

Our aim is to restore optimal movement patterns, reduce pain, recover motor control (movement control) through strength & stability. This is achieved using individualised and progressive exercise programmes to suit each clients needs, in addition to using a range of modalities and hands on treatments.

Joint Mobilisations and Manipulations

Soft Tissue Release/
Sport Massage

Myofascial Release/
Cupping/
Trigger Point Therapy

MSK acupuncture/
dry needling/
Electro-acupuncture

Sport taping
and K-tape

Core (motor control)
activation and
stability work

Personalised Exercise programmes

Rehabilitation Programmes

Joint Mobilisations & Manipulations

All the joints in our body have the capacity to move freely in the direction they are designed to. If they become locked or restricted by injury, surgery or the ageing process in any particular direction they can cause pain and/or stiffness.

We use our clinical assessment skills to identify the direction of restriction/stiffness and by our specialist manual therapy (hands on) techniques, we help glide the joints in a safe, effective and gentle manner, restoring joint motion and elevating stiffness and pain.

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Joint Mobilisations & Manipulations

All the joints in our body have the capacity to move freely in the direction they are designed to. If they become locked or restricted by injury, surgery or the ageing process in any particular direction they can cause pain and/or stiffness.

We use our clinical assessment skills to identify the direction of restriction/stiffness and by our specialist manual therapy (hands on) techniques, we help glide the joints in a safe, effective and gentle manner, restoring joint motion and elevating stiffness and pain.

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Soft Tissue Mobilisations/Sports Massage

Soft tissue release and sports massage is an advanced massage technique used in assessing and stretching muscles, their tendons and the fascia surrounding them.

This form of massage is often used for easing the pain of muscle tension and realigning the body so that it functions in a more optimal way.

It is very common after exercise and athletic performance that the tension in our muscles increases as a result of the chemical build in our muscles circulation.

Therefore this type of massage;

  • Reduces muscle tension and pain
  • Muscles become relax through the heat generated, the improved circulation and stretching.
  • Mechanoreceptors (nerves) that sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are all stimulated causing reflex relaxation
  • Helps improve joint range of motion and flexibility
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Helps stimulation of the lymphatic system and so boosts your immune system
  • Reduces the stress hormone and therefore promotes a feeling of wellbeing
  • Improves recovery from soft tissue injuries or post surgery

This form of massage will help with:

  • Anyone who takes part in exercise and sport
  • Anyone recovering from a Musculoskeletal (MSK) injury
  • Anyone needing treatment for increased muscle tension or scar tissue
  • Individuals who maintain static postures for long periods of time at work, being either office workers or drivers spending considerable periods of time in seated positions
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Education Programmes on Injury Prevention

Soft tissue release and sports massage is an advanced massage technique used in assessing and stretching muscles, their tendons and the fascia surrounding them.

This form of massage is often used for easing the pain of muscle tension and realigning the body so that it functions in a more optimal way.

It is very common after exercise and athletic performance that the tension in our muscles increases as a result of the chemical build in our muscles circulation.

Therefore this type of massage;

  • Reduces muscle tension and pain
  • Muscles become relax through the heat generated, the improved circulation and stretching.
  • Mechanoreceptors (nerves) that sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are all stimulated causing reflex relaxation
  • Helps improve joint range of motion and flexibility
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Helps stimulation of the lymphatic system and so boosts your immune system
  • Reduces the stress hormone and therefore promotes a feeling of wellbeing
  • Improves recovery from soft tissue injuries or post surgery
This form of massage will help with:

  • Anyone who takes part in exercise and sport
  • Anyone recovering from a Musculoskeletal (MSK) injury
  • Anyone needing treatment for increased muscle tension or scar tissue
  • Individuals who maintain static postures for long periods of time at work, being either office workers or drivers spending considerable periods of time in seated positions
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Myofascial Release Cupping

Is another form of stretch and release to the muscles and their fascia. It encourages healing by using negative pressure created by a vacuum using a plastic or glass cup.

This negative pressure helps lift, separate and stretch underlying soft tissue. Often used to help treat musculoskeletal tension, pain, and common sporting injuries. It can also help with relaxation of the soft tissues by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. It’s particularly useful in areas of chronic sluggish circulation and in areas over trigger points by creating mechanical distortion. Myofascial cupping typically applied around the lower neck, shoulders, thighs and calves.

Myofascial Cupping can be used either by:

Static Cupping:
Applying the cups onto the skin and leaving them for a period of 90-120 seconds. This method can cause skin discolouration and bruising which usually resolves within 5-10 days. This skin bruising is perfectly normal and part of treatment, however not suitable for certain clients.

Dynamic Cupping:
Used in combination with massage by gliding the cups over the skin along lines of the muscle fibres. The negative pressure (vacuum effect) is adjusted according to the clients comfort and needs. This application causes less of the bruising, but some skin redness and discolouration can accure.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are generally localised area’s in muscle fibres believed to be in a unhealthy state of contraction and very tender to touch.

Trigger Point Therapy is another form of soft tissue technique, using direct pressure to local trigger points of a muscle to cause an ischaemic reaction. The aim to stimulate the tension monitoring nerve receptors within a muscle to reduce the muscles tension/tone.

This application of pressure points can be used either by the therapists thumb or the elbow in the athletic population. It is also often used in combination with stretching exercises to help improve range of motion of the affected muscles.

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Myofascial Release Cupping

Is another form of stretch and release to the muscles and their fascia. It encourages healing by using negative pressure created by a vacuum using a plastic or glass cup.

This negative pressure helps lift, separate and stretch underlying soft tissue. Often used to help treat musculoskeletal tension, pain, and common sporting injuries. It can also help with relaxation of the soft tissues by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. It’s particularly useful in areas of chronic sluggish circulation and in areas over trigger points by creating mechanical distortion. Myofascial cupping typically applied around the lower neck, shoulders, thighs and calves.

Myofascial Cupping can be used either by:

Static Cupping:
Applying the cups onto the skin and leaving them for a period of 90-120 seconds. This method can cause skin discolouration and bruising which usually resolves within 5-10 days. This skin bruising is perfectly normal and part of treatment, however not suitable for certain clients.

Dynamic Cupping:
Used in combination with massage by gliding the cups over the skin along lines of the muscle fibres. The negative pressure (vacuum effect) is adjusted according to the clients comfort and needs. This application causes less of the bruising, but some skin redness and discolouration can accure.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are generally localised area’s in muscle fibres believed to be in a unhealthy state of contraction and very tender to touch.

Trigger Point Therapy is another form of soft tissue technique, using direct pressure to local trigger points of a muscle to cause an ischaemic reaction. The aim to stimulate the tension monitoring nerve receptors within a muscle to reduce the muscles tension/tone.

This application of pressure points can be used either by the therapists thumb or the elbow in the athletic population. It is also often used in combination with stretching exercises to help improve range of motion of the affected muscles.

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north sport physio - MSK Acupuncture

MSK Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese art of medicine dating back to thousands of years in China and East Asia. It has received a lot of attention and popularity in western medicine.

The aim of acupuncture therapy is to activate the body’s energy potential, traditionally known as the boys “Chi” energy. The belief is that Chi energy runs through the body by twelve major pathways called meridians that are invisible energy pathways.

Overall health is the un-interruption flow of this Chi energy system. Any blockage along this system of pathways causes an imbalance and results in pain and illness.

‘Chi’ energy is believed to help keep your body in balance and promotes it’s natural ability to heal itself.

The aim of acupuncture therapy is to gain access to this network of Chi energy and to modulate it by using fine needles to specific points on the skin the ‘Acupuncture points’. This is thought to promote the free flow of this chi energy to bring the body into its natural balance.

In western medicine, acupuncture is mainly used for pain relief treatment options. It can provide some short term pain relief and is very often used in combination with other treatment modalities as in exercise.

north sport physio - Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Both dry needling and acupuncture involve puncturing the skin with fine needles for therapeutic purposes of relieving pain. Whilst acupuncture uses a number of needles along a meridian (channel). Dry needling will only use one needle over a specific trigger point.

Dry needling designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. It is believed that inserting a needle directly into a ‘knot’ or pressure (trigger point), will release the tension in the surrounding muscles and help improve range of motion that may be limited due to the muscle tightness and/or spasm.

Dry needling always used as part of an overall treatment plan which includes exercise, manual therapy and education. It is important to passively stretch the affected muscle post-treatment to maximise the increased range of motion.

Whilst researchers have studied the effects of acupuncture therapy for many years, dry needling is a new practice and evidence is less comprehensive. Most of the existing research for dry needling supports the treatment for relieving mild to moderate pain.

north sport physio - Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a very similar technique to acupuncture and a form of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In standard acupuncture the needles are inserted along a meridian Chi channel, where as electroacupuncture uses two needles.

A mild electrical current passes between these needles during treatment. This current generally applies more stimulation than needle twirling or other needle manipulation technique by the acupuncturist.

The concept on Electroacupuncture is to use electricity from the outside, to help the body heal itself from the inside.
It stimulates points linked to your pain to help restart the Chi flow of energy. The two fine needles are placed around the treatment area, while the machine delivers an electrical impulse through them.

Electroacupuncture is a fairly new technique, therefore the evidence to support it’s effectiveness and research work is still in it’s infancy and limited.

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MSK Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese art of medicine dating back to thousands of years in China and East Asia. It has received a lot of attention and popularity in western medicine.

The aim of acupuncture therapy is to activate the body’s energy potential, traditionally known as the boys “Chi” energy. The belief is that Chi energy runs through the body by twelve major pathways called meridians that are invisible energy pathways.

Overall health is the un-interruption flow of this Chi energy system. Any blockage along this system of pathways causes an imbalance and results in pain and illness.

‘Chi’ energy is believed to help keep your body in balance and promotes it’s natural ability to heal itself.

The aim of acupuncture therapy is to gain access to this network of Chi energy and to modulate it by using fine needles to specific points on the skin the ‘Acupuncture points’. This is thought to promote the free flow of this chi energy to bring the body into its natural balance.

In western medicine, acupuncture is mainly used for pain relief treatment options. It can provide some short term pain relief and is very often used in combination with other treatment modalities as in exercise.

Dry Needling

Both dry needling and acupuncture involve puncturing the skin with fine needles for therapeutic purposes of relieving pain. Whilst acupuncture uses a number of needles along a meridian (channel). Dry needling will only use one needle over a specific trigger point.

Dry needling designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. It is believed that inserting a needle directly into a ‘knot’ or pressure (trigger point), will release the tension in the surrounding muscles and help improve range of motion that may be limited due to the muscle tightness and/or spasm.

Dry needling always used as part of an overall treatment plan which includes exercise, manual therapy and education. It is important to passively stretch the affected muscle post-treatment to maximise the increased range of motion.

Whilst researchers have studied the effects of acupuncture therapy for many years, dry needling is a new practice and evidence is less comprehensive. Most of the existing research for dry needling supports the treatment for relieving mild to moderate pain.

Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture is a very similar technique to acupuncture and a form of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In standard acupuncture the needles are inserted along a meridian Chi channel, where as electroacupuncture uses two needles.

A mild electrical current passes between these needles during treatment. This current generally applies more stimulation than needle twirling or other needle manipulation technique by the acupuncturist.

The concept on Electroacupuncture is to use electricity from the outside, to help the body heal itself from the inside.
It stimulates points linked to your pain to help restart the Chi flow of energy. The two fine needles are placed around the treatment area, while the machine delivers an electrical impulse through them.

Electroacupuncture is a fairly new technique, therefore the evidence to support it’s effectiveness and research work is still in it’s infancy and limited.

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Sports Taping

The main objective for taping is to provide protection and support of an injured part of the body. Knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrist and fingers are commonly taped in sport, to allow earlier return to sport participation by protecting from further injury or harm to that part of the body.

It is an essential part of sport rehabilitation as it enhances healing by allowing activity within controlled ranges. However, the injury must be assessed properly to identify if taping is appropriate, safe to apply, and the correct technique of taping is utilised.

Kinesiology Taping (K-tape)

Kinesiology taping is a specialised type of thin, flexible cotton and nylon fibres, along with an acrylic adhesive that provides some support and the stimulation necessary for rehabilitation. It can be used for injury prevention, postural support and performance enhancement. It has also be used in certain MSK inflammatory conditions.

K-tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, compared to the more traditional rigid tape. This elasticity allows it to be worn without binding or restricting any of your movements. It can be left on for several days, the belief is that it aids with accelerating the healing process from trauma, sport injuries, and inflammation. In addition to providing some proprioception support to the muscles with the associated pain relief.

Professional athletes use k-tape to help improve their athletic performance, prevent injury and allow an earlier return to competition.

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north sport physio - sport and k-tape

Sports Taping

The main objective for taping is to provide protection and support of an injured part of the body. Knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrist and fingers are commonly taped in sport, to allow earlier return to sport participation by protecting from further injury or harm to that part of the body.

It is an essential part of sport rehabilitation as it enhances healing by allowing activity within controlled ranges. However, the injury must be assessed properly to identify if taping is appropriate, safe to apply, and the correct technique of taping is utilised.

Kinesiology Taping (K-tape)

Kinesiology taping is a specialised type of thin, flexible cotton and nylon fibres, along with an acrylic adhesive that provides some support and the stimulation necessary for rehabilitation. It can be used for injury prevention, postural support and performance enhancement. It has also be used in certain MSK inflammatory conditions.

K-tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, compared to the more traditional rigid tape. This elasticity allows it to be worn without binding or restricting any of your movements. It can be left on for several days, the belief is that it aids with accelerating the healing process from trauma, sport injuries, and inflammation. In addition to providing some proprioception support to the muscles with the associated pain relief.

Professional athletes use k-tape to help improve their athletic performance, prevent injury and allow an earlier return to competition.

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north sport physio - ‘Core’ motor control activation

‘Core’ motor control activation and stability work

The word ‘core’ can have varying interpretations amongst health professionals, fitness instructors, sport coaches and strength and conditioning coaches.

In it’s simplest terms the core is your ‘trunk’, a multi-layered cylinder of deep and superficial muscle groups. This cylinder consists of an inner wall made up of the deeper muscle groups (inner core). This has a stabilising role as it’s primary function. Whilst the outer shell of the superficial muscle groups of this core cylinder, has a mobility and a general trunk/pelvis control.

The central nervous system determines the requirements for spinal stability and coordinates the contraction of these deep and superficial muscle groups. There is a complex interaction between the anatomical and neurophysiological factors influencing both these muscle groups.

What is fundamental about this complex Core/trunk muscular system is, not only does it control spinal movements and stability, but it also links with the upper limb (your arms) by the shoulder girdle (scapula) and the lower limb (your legs) through stability of the pelvic girdle (pelvis).

Researchers have confirmed that the deeper core muscles “switch off” so to speak in the presence of back pain, leaving the spine very vulnerable. The relationship between task demand for stability and muscle activation becomes disrupted. Resulting in delayed muscle activation of the deeper core muscles and excessive activation of the outer core muscles to compensate. This leads to poor patterns of movement and uneven load distribution onto the joints with local areas of soft tissue stress.

The latest evidence and research work has confirmed that through specialist training in motor control activation and re-learning, we can “re-activate” these muscles to “switch on” and restore the balance between the deep and superficial core muscles.

We work with you through specific exercise programmes to address deficits in spinal mobility, motor control, work capacity and strength of your core muscle groups. Optimising muscle activation and recruitment in a manner that is consistent with the natural function of these muscles. This helps to alleviate the pain of the uneven load distribution onto the joints and the related soft tissue stress.

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‘Core’ motor control activation and stability work

The word ‘core’ can have varying interpretations amongst health professionals, fitness instructors, sport coaches and strength and conditioning coaches.

In it’s simplest terms the core is your ‘trunk’, a multi-layered cylinder of deep and superficial muscle groups. This cylinder consists of an inner wall made up of the deeper muscle groups (inner core). This has a stabilising role as it’s primary function. Whilst the outer shell of the superficial muscle groups of this core cylinder, has a mobility and a general trunk/pelvis control.

The central nervous system determines the requirements for spinal stability and coordinates the contraction of these deep and superficial muscle groups. There is a complex interaction between the anatomical and neurophysiological factors influencing both these muscle groups.

What is fundamental about this complex Core/trunk muscular system is, not only does it control spinal movements and stability, but it also links with the upper limb (your arms) by the shoulder girdle (scapula) and the lower limb (your legs) through stability of the pelvic girdle (pelvis).

Researchers have confirmed that the deeper core muscles “switch off” so to speak in the presence of back pain, leaving the spine very vulnerable. The relationship between task demand for stability and muscle activation becomes disrupted. Resulting in delayed muscle activation of the deeper core muscles and excessive activation of the outer core muscles to compensate. This leads to poor patterns of movement and uneven load distribution onto the joints with local areas of soft tissue stress.

The latest evidence and research work has confirmed that through specialist training in motor control activation and re-learning, we can “re-activate” these muscles to “switch on” and restore the balance between the deep and superficial core muscles.

We work with you through specific exercise programmes to address deficits in spinal mobility, motor control, work capacity and strength of your core muscle groups. Optimising muscle activation and recruitment in a manner that is consistent with the natural function of these muscles. This helps to alleviate the pain of the uneven load distribution onto the joints and the related soft tissue stress.

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Personal Exercise Programmes

Your personal exercise programme will challenge you in a safe environment respecting your physiology and the stage of your healing. These exercises will be progressed over time and so the easier ones become substituted with some more challenging exercises without irritating the area of injury. It is imperative not to aggravate the injury or the healing process during the rehabilitation process. Some treatments and therapeutic exercises, if administered incorrectly or without good judgment, have the potential to exacerbate the injury and make it worse. You will be supervised through these exercises to ensure technique and control is effective in working the targeted muscle groups.

We use our expertise in clinical reasoning skills to tailor your treatment plan to help you return to optimum function and physical activity. By integrating advice, education, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and exercise.

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Personal Exercise Programmes

Your personal exercise programme will challenge you in a safe environment respecting your physiology and the stage of your healing. These exercises will be progressed over time and so the easier ones become substituted with some more challenging exercises without irritating the area of injury. It is imperative not to aggravate the injury or the healing process during the rehabilitation process. Some treatments and therapeutic exercises, if administered incorrectly or without good judgment, have the potential to exacerbate the injury and make it worse. You will be supervised through these exercises to ensure technique and control is effective in working the targeted muscle groups.

We use our expertise in clinical reasoning skills to tailor your treatment plan to help you return to optimum function and physical activity. By integrating advice, education, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and exercise.

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north sport physio - Children physiotherapy

Rehabilitation Programmes

The purpose of rehabilitation is to help the injured part of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage or muscle) recover in a controlled and supervised manner.

Every injury is different and every person heals differently and their response to rehabilitation can also vary. Individual physiological, chemical and environmental differences profoundly affect your response to an injury/surgery or even treatment.

We help you through your rehabilitation process to restore function to your musculoskeletal system following a sporting injury or orthopaedic surgery, back to health, activity, sport or athletic performance.

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Rehabilitation Programmes

The purpose of rehabilitation is to help the injured part of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage or muscle) recover in a controlled and supervised manner.

Every injury is different and every person heals differently and their response to rehabilitation can also vary. Individual physiological, chemical and environmental differences profoundly affect your response to an injury/surgery or even treatment.

We help you through your rehabilitation process to restore function to your musculoskeletal system following a sporting injury or orthopaedic surgery, back to health, activity, sport or athletic performance.

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START YOUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY TODAY

BOOK AN APPOINTMENTOR CALL 01670 620 200

START YOUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY TODAY

BOOK AN APPOINTMENTOR CALL 01670 620 200