Physiotherapy

At Back to Fitness Physiotherapy we have a very ‘hands-on’ approach to treating spinal, joint and muscle problems. Typically we will use a combination of the following, depending

upon your specific injury requirements to get you ‘Back to Fitness’ as soon as possible. From your first session you will be given exercises to perform at home to speed up your recovery and prevent relapses. These exercises will be progressed as your symptoms improve.




Manual therapy

Mobilisations
These are manual techniques performed by your Physiotherapist to treat your joints and soft tissue. They consist of graded, oscillatory movements to the specific joint or region to assist restoration of your normal movement, lubricate joint surfaces, decrease your pain and reduce muscle spasm.

Manipulations
These are a short thrust treatment performed at the end of your available range of movement. This approach is often used to break down scar tissue/adhesions, remove a blockage in the joint and to restore full joint movement. They often result in a characteristic click or crack sound.

Soft tissue techniques
These are techniques use by the Physiotherapist on soft tissues such as muscle, ligament and tendon. They can include techniques such as massage, deep transverse friction massage or muscle energy techniques.


Sports massage

Ease the stresses, strains and tensions in your body with Back to Fitness Physiotherapy's highly experienced team of physiotherapists.

Are you preparing for or recovering from a sports event, marathon or triathlon, climbing or hiking weekend, surf or snowboarding holiday?

Maybe you are pregnant or postnatal and feeling in need of a moments respite from the fatigue of the added bump, additional responsibilities of parenthood or have back ache from lifting the children or getting them into their car seats?

Perhaps you might also be suffering from work related postural tension in the arm, neck, upper and lower back - no doubt there is tension in your deep hip muscles as well.

Whichever of the above applies to you, you should take the opportunity and have the inevitable tensions that gravity creates relieved with a massage.

The Back to Fitness Physiotherapy team includes both female and male physiotherapists. They have diverse skills beyond those in their fingers, thumbs, hands, forearms and elbows.

Call 0800 0751 641 to book an appointment or to ask to speak to one of our physiotherapists if you are not sure what services you need.

Benefits
• Maintain body in better condition
• Prevent injury and loss of mobility
• Cure and restore mobility to injured muscle
• Boost performance
• Extend the overall life of your sport career


Electrotherapy

This can include the use of modalities such as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Interferential and most commonly ultrasound.

The crystal within the ultrasound treatment head vibrates at a prescribed level and transmits energy in the form of sound waves through the body’s tissues which stimulate the body’s chemical reactions and promote the healing process. This can assist best healing, reduce tissue spasm, reduce swelling and thereby reduce pain.