“I believe that each person has a unique bodily composition which follow different muscular patterns that, when addressed, enables balance and well-being.”
Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all) of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding, or bruising, and pain caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. In osteoporosis, there is a loss of bone tissue that leaves bones less dense and more likely to fracture. It can result in a loss of height, severe back pain, and change in one’s posture. Osteoporosis can impair a person’s ability to walk and can cause prolonged or permanent disability.
Poor walking or running gait is not only inefficient, it can also cause com-pensatory injuries at, above or below the injury level. For example, an injured knee that affects your gait can cause foot, hip or back pain.
A normal walking pattern is even more important when you start to run, which increases any abnormal stress forces into your joints and muscles. Poor habits may become long-term, which can predispose you to other injuries or arthritis.
Discogenic pain is pain arising from stimulation of pain sensitive afferents within the annulus fibrosus and is a separate condition from disc herniation with associated radiculopathy.
In most cases, Orthopaedic Surgeons ensure that their clients have received a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and course of treatment before other interventions or surgery are contemplated.
Post-operative Physiotherapy treatment
A major part of the successful outcome following surgical procedures is good physiotherapy treatment concentrating on:
• Restoring optimal mobility
• Strengthening weakened and disused muscles
• Compensation for any functional loss
• Restoring normal movement patterns and habits
• Shoulder - arthroscopy, tendon or ligament repairs, decompressions, joint replacement, fracture management, acromio-clavicular joint repair
• Hip - arthroscopy, labral repair, joint replacement, injections
• Knee - ligament, cartilage or tendon repair, arthroscopy, injection, joint replacement
• Spinal - fusions, stabilisations, discectomy, injections
• Ankle - arthroscopy, ligament / tendon repair, joint replacement
• Foot - bunion and toe surgery, fracture management
It is often helpful to see us before your surgery to ensure that you are familiar with what exercises you will be doing immediately post-surgery. We can also assess what your movement and requirements are that can help with goal-setting for your post-surgery rehabilitation.
Many operative procedures benefit from having you at your very best or strongest prior to the surgery as much as possible and can help enormously with your post-operative rehabilitation.
If you have any queries regarding your specific planned procedure and whether we can help you, please contact us.
Sciatica is commonly misdiagnosed, which can result is either slow or non-responsive treatment. Leg pain can have various sources. It can be a local leg injury or it may even be referred from your lower back. The main nerve that travels from your lower back to your leg is your sciatic nerve. Irritation or pinching of your sciatic nerve can cause severe leg pain known as sciatica.
There are many causes of neck pain. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
TMJD Symptoms: You may or may not experience jaw pain or tenderness with TMJD dysfunction. The most common symptoms include:
• limited opening, or an inability to fully clench your jaw
TMJD sufferers are often teeth grinders or clenchers. They can also suffer headaches, ear pain dizziness and upper neck pain. Some TMJD patients report pain or inability to eat, talk or sing. Tinnitus or ear ringing can be associated with TMJ dysfunction.
• All levels of athletes including elite, extreme and enthusiasts
• Individuals who require rehabilitation from injury or illness
• Individuals who want to improve their overall health and fitness
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“Luis is friendly, professional and an excellent Physiotherapist. I worked with Luis for a year and a half on and off. He saw me pre-surgery, post-surgery and for residual pain after recovery. I went from not being able to bear weight comfortably to skiing for 2 weeks straight. Luis is amazing at what he does.”
“The explanation of my knee pain, exercises, and the why’s and how’s was extremely helpful in cementing what my knee problems were, and why cer-tain exercises are so important – a big factor in motivation to do the exercises. Found the source of the problem and now I’m back on track for the London marathon
“I had an ACL rupture and had to undergo 6-8 months of intensive physio-therapy. Luis not only got me fully recovered before the initially planned time, he also made the experience practical and educational! A great physiotherapist, helpful, attentive, creative and professional, and a fun person to have a chat with while you're going through some tough times.”
“Luis was extremely welcoming and really took the time to listen and under-stand what the problem was with my shoulder. He also managed to put me at ease immediately and kept me informed throughout the treatment. Having been to a number of different physiotherapists in the past I would rate him very highly.”