With over 300 different causes of dizziness it is reassuring to be able to understand your symptoms fully. A vestibular Physiotherapist can assess and reassure you as they go!
It is well known that balance worsens with age but not many people realise you can reverse some of those changes. If you need to develop your balance for whatever reason please book an appointment now.
Among the most common sports injuries are:
A tailored programme of stretches may help your problem.
Speed up Recovery
When you are injured your body is programmed to repair itself. Sometimes we just need a little helping hand to redirect or restart our healing processes, or even speed them up.
Release Muscle Tension
Tight or weak muscles do not feel comfortable when you try to perform well at your chosen sport. A full assessment will determine what is short and or weak and why.
Relieve Tired and Achey Muscles
Perhaps you feel tired when you run in one muscle before any other, or perhaps you have one area that aches more than it should after exercise?
Acupuncture needles can be inserted into tight muscles to relieve ‘trigger points’ or inserted in and around painful areas to decrease pain and promote healing.
Modern needling is very safe and relatively painless.
Ultrasound is a form of mechanical energy. Mechanical vibration at increasing frequencies is known as sound energy. The normal human sound range is from 16Hz to something approaching 15 to 20,000Hz. Beyond this upper limit the mechanical vibration is known as ultrasound.
Every tissue will absorb ultrasound differently but it is best absorbed by tendons, ligaments, scar tissue, joint capsules and fascia. The depth of treatment is on average 2 - 4 cm. It is used to treat inflammation and promote healing.
You should not feel anything except a mild warmth on some settings.
Joints can become stiff which impairs normal movement. Sometimes mobilisation is used to free up segments of your spine or your other joints.
Soft Tissue Techniques include massage, trigger point, nerve gliding and friction massage. These are used to decrease tension, improve pain, break up scar tissue or promote movement.
Taping can be used to teach your brain how to better utilise its own muscular systems. It can offload pain or rest previously strained structures.
Pilates and muscle balance go hand in hand. Your body is just like a machine, with parts that rely on each other, in this case, deep muscles and superficial muscles, each with their own purpose. Pilates helps to make you as efficient as you can be, working on your strength, function and muscle patterning from the inside out.
Take a look at the new Spin Physio clinic at Culverstone, or our ongoing service at Borough Green Medical Practice. See our map below for areas that qualify for the mobile clinic: Borough Green, Culverstone, Vigo, Meopham, New Ash Green, Longfield, Istead Rise, Cobham, Gravesend, Wrotham, Wrotham Heath, West Malling, Kings Hill.
Contact us if you are unsure.
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Tuesday: 8:30am - 3pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 9pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 3pm
Friday: 8:30 - 5pm