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Back and neck problems are probably the most common conditions we treat at Bridgeview. Often, the causes may refer to other parts of the body, which makes accurate diagnosis vital.
In many cases, surrounding soft tissue and nerves take the strain of the injured area, as with poor posture, whip lash, prolapsed discs or sciatica. Back pain, in particular, can be aggravated by other factors such as obesity, heavy lifting or long periods of sitting or standing. Where appropriate, we provide advice on lifestyle changes to support recovery. Typically, techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and exercise will be used to treat these conditions.
This type of condition can linger and cause recurring discomfort, especially amongst cyclists, runners and any racket sport players. Whether pain is caused by arthritis, stiffness or swelling in joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles), we are able to relieve pain and restore movement. Our physiotherapists have expertise in specific joint conditions and can offer solutions best suited to you and your lifestyle.
Our experience extends from amateur sports injury treatment through to supporting professional teams. We have seen most sports related injuries and conditions arising from both high and low impact activities and training. Through treating sportspeople within the running, cycling, football, golf, hockey, gym and dance settings, we appreciate the importance of rehabilitation combined with an emphasis on building fitness levels. We make use of our on-site exercise equipment, including a treadmill and static bike to progress recovery.
In partnership with your consultants, we are able to help you return to your normal daily activities as soon as possible. We provide tailored exercise programmes and advice, including pain relieving treatments and mobilisation techniques for some of the following conditions;
- Spinal surgery
- Hip, knee or shoulder joint replacements
- Tendon and Ligament repairs
Acupuncture is widely recognised for its effectiveness in relieving a wide-range of common health problems and to reduce pain. It works by stimulating the body to produce its own pain and stress relieving chemicals which may also help promote sleep.
Physiotherapists may recommend the inclusion of acupuncture as part of a treatment programme.
Acupuncture conducted by a professional should not be painful as the needles used are approximately the width of a human hair, unlike needles used for injections or when taking blood.
For more about Acupuncture and its applications read here or contact Claire at Bridgeview who has considerable experience in Acupuncture techniques.