back pain & sports injury clinic
Our highly qualified and experienced team are specially trained to:
Common Injuries We Treat
How do we treat?
Through assessment and individualised treatment, your therapist will work with you to achieve attainable goals and expectations. This involves an integrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology including clinical techniques such as mobilisation and manipulation of joints, massage, electrotherapy and exercise rehabilitation. Our therapists are qualified to give acupuncture for pain relief and Kinesiology taping.
What should I expect?
At your first appointment you will have a comprehensive assessment. You may be asked to undress to your underwear to allow the therapist to see the affected areas and to test the joints and muscles thoroughly. It is advisable and acceptable to wear loose fitting shorts. Following the assessment your therapist will discuss with you further treatment and/or investigations you may require.
It is sometimes necessary to provide support to aid your treatment. This can be in the form of strapping as a temporary measure, or a corset, collar, knee/wrist/ankle brace or muscle supports. We can order these according to your requirements. We stock wheatbags, lumbar supports, TENS units and various supports.
Many conditions require ergonomic advice. This is advice on how 'we use our bodies' i.e. how we lift, sit, posture, etc. Plus links to other specialists to facilitate prevention and reduce exacerbation of the condition.
Acupuncture has new emphasis so please ask more. A great adjunct for many of the conditions we see or can be used on its own.
Many people don't realise we can significantly help painful/stiff/clicky jaws.
Joint Mobilisation & Manipulation
Joints may become stiff and painful after injury, an operation, through degeneration or wear and tear. Once a movement in a joint is reduced a vicious circle of pain and stiffness develops. You move it less as it hurts, but this causes more stiffness and reduced joint movement, so you move it even less.
Physiotherapy joint mobilisation techniques are used to help reduce joint pain and stiffness and therefore improve and restore joint movement. They can be used on your spine (neck and back) and also on joints that are part of your arms and legs, such as knee, hip, shoulder and elbow.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Soft tissue are structures which are non bony. For example muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and the fascia.
An injury may damage any of these structures when they are overstretched or torn. Scar tissue is then formed to repair the damage.
Physiotherapy targets the tissues with specialist techniques that help improve scar tissue, stretch muscles and reduce the 'knots' or stretch the connecting fascia.
This involves using machines such as ultrasound, interferential and TENs. The type of machine chosen will depend on your condition.
Education and Advice
We believe it is important to understand your condition and what physiotherapy can do to help you and what you can do to help yourself. This may include advising on how best to set your desk and chair up (ergonomics) at work, have a degenerative knee problem like osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy can also provide education regarding prevention and how to best manage conditions that are not fully curable.
Downloadable Excercise Sheets
These excercise sheets are the sole property of LeBas Clinics for the use of the patients of LeBas Clinics. No unauthorised copying or duplication is allowed.
(right click to save files as pdf)