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Services at BetterMe Physiotherapy

Massage Therapy

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Sports massage can be used to aid recovery or for maintenance. All our massage staff have specialist training and as well as your massage are able to advise on exercises to prevent Injuries. Just make sure you ask at the beginning of your treatment so they know you want some exercise time within your session.

Benefits of Massage

To aid recovery post exercise
Maintenance of niggles
Stress relief
Muscle injury
Lymphatic drainage
Enhance sports performance
Relaxation
Prevent soft tissue injury

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy specializes in recovery from and management of injuries, conditions and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.   

Typical conditions we help treat include:

  • Back and neck pain

  • Sciatica 

  • Plantar fasciitis 

  • Muscle strains or tears 

  • Tendon issues such as Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinopathy or Rupture

  • Shoulder subluxation / dislocation

  • Joint / ligament injuries 

  • Rehabilitation following fractures and orthopedic surgery

  • Rheumatological conditions

  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Hypermobility / EDS 

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Nerve pain 

  • Headaches 

  • Chronic pain

  • Jaw Joint pain

  •  Osgood Schlatter's/Severs Disease

List is not exhaustive

We take a person centered approach and consider the whole person. Our physiotherapy experts help with an initial one-to-one assessment to understand the nature of the problem before developing a individualized treatment plan based on your goals.

Post Surgery Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation following fractures and orthopedic surgery 

Please see below the list of common procedures that we treat (the list is not exhaustive) contact us to discuss your procedure if not on the list.

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Meniscus Repairs

  • Ligament Repairs

  • Arthroscopies

  • Total Knee replacement

  • Micro-fracturing / Chondroplasty

  • Sub-acromial Decompression

  • Stabilisation

  • Total Hip Replacement

  • Micro-discectomy

  • Spinal Depression

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Hip Resurfacing

  • Labral Repair / Debridement

  • Arthroscopy

  • Lateral Ligament Stabilisation

  • Achilles Tendon Repair

  • Ankle Arthroscopy

Personal Training

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Chronic Pain Management

Manual Therapy/ Mobilization and Manipulation

At BetterMe Physiotherapy, our manual therapy techniques are designed to alleviate pain and improve mobility. Our expert therapists are trained in spinal and joint manipulation and mobilization techniques to help decrease muscle spasms and restore function. We tailor our therapy to each individual, ensuring you get the personalized attention you need to get back to your normal routines as quickly as possible.

At BetterMe Physiotherapy, we know that sports injuries can be debilitating. That's why we offer our Sports Injury Rehab service to help you get back to full strength in no time. Our approach goes beyond just treating your injury, we use sports science principles to help prevent future injuries and optimize your performance for when it matters. Come see us today and let's get you back in the game!

Physical Therapy Session

Are you're looking for extra motivation to reach your goals or you want to build confidence in the gym? Our One-to-one sessions with our personal trainers can make a huge difference to your well being and your results. Our BetterMe Personal Trainers can help you with: 

✓Setting realistic goals 
✓Track your physical progress
✓Improve your health and wellbeing
✓Learn the correct technique for onsite gym equipment
✓Keep your workout routine fresh and interesting
✓Change your body composition
✓Discover extra motivation and confidence

Chronic pain is usually defined as pain that persists beyond the normal time that tissues take to heal following an injury. Most soft tissue injuries heal up within weeks, although some can take several months to completely heal.

If a pain continues longer than 3-6 months, it is usually described as “chronic” pain. The reasons for chronic pain are broad and complex. Often its more to do with an over sensitive nervous system rather than any ongoing structural damage.  

Typical conditions we see at BetterMe Physiotherapy, include Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, persistent back or neck pain and Complex regional pain syndrome. 

Physiotherapists at BetterMe focus on helping people to manage the impact of chronic pain on their life and will help patients to develop their own tool box of approaches to improve their symptoms and quality of life. Management will always follow an holistic approach as research has shown it is the best and most effective way to manage chronic pain conditions.

 

After an in-depth exploration of your medical history and a extensive physical examination, we will design a individualised treatment plan with your goals in mind. Management will include, sleep hygiene, stress management, massage, joint mobilizations, pain education, pacing, graded exercise therapy and cognitive functional therapy (CFT); a new research based treatment. 

If you are suffering with chronic pain then please contact us and book in. We will be happy to help you. 

Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT)

Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) is a new growing approach in musculoskeletal practice, based on good scientific evidence.

CFT targets the specific pain problems each individual has, looking at the barriers to recovery. Examples of barriers could be:

  • Recent stressful events and situations

  • Work problems

  • Family issues

  • Beliefs

  • Patterns of physical movement

  • Information from medical consultations

  • Mental state.

Research on CFT shows it significantly improves both pain, disability, depression, anxiety, fear and self-efficacy. A large gold-standard trial in 2013 showed significant benefits of CFT over traditional care. These improvements remained at 15 months and there was a patient satisfaction rating of 96%.

People in pain need to understand why they have their pain, have a means to control it and a plan to attain meaningful goals. CFT ticks all these boxes. We partner with you to make sense of your problem and to take you back to doing the things you love.

When people feel pain, this is interpreted as a threat.

If I held a gun to your head you would be aware of some bodily changes over which you have some control. Other things you would be unaware of and unable to control, such as pupil dilation, raised heart rate and increased sweating.

If I told you it was a toy gun your system would immediately start to calm down. Why? Because both your reactions are based on the same thing, a thought. Firstly, you thought you were going to die and then secondly you thought you were safe.

This indicates that how we think can change how our body behaves. These changes in the way we move and function can then result in pain.

The body alters its movement based on protecting a part that we believe to be damaged. This, however, can prolong the problem. The longer the pain continues the more we protect the part and then you have a problem.

A CFT assessment can identify the reasons for these problems and then changes can result in rapid improvement in both pain and abilities.

We want you to improve quickly, and then be able to live your life independently and not need our help any longer.

In the absence of disease, the human body does not need treatment. It needs coaching and that’s what we do, we coach!  We don’t do most traditional treatments because they have been shown to be ineffective.

Our knowledge, clinical reasoning and skill in treating are all based on contemporary research. The CFT approach has been shown to be significantly more effective than traditional care.

You will have our full attention throughout your journey, with a clear understanding of the reasons for and causes of your pain. This is combined with a structured plan to progress towards normal in the shortest possible time.  

Book in now for Cognitive Functional Therapy and lets get you back to a better you! 

Osteoarthritis  

 Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is typically the result of wear and tear and progressive loss of articular cartilage. It is most common in elderly 

Osteoarthritis is a painful, chronic joint disorder that primarily affects not only the knees but also hands, hips and spine. The intensity of the symptoms vary for each individual and usually progress slowly.

Common clinical symptoms include

  • Pain that is gradual in onset and worsens with activity

  • Morning stiffness or stiffness with rest 

  • Swelling

  • Pain after prolonged sitting or resting

  • Crepitus or a cracking sound with joint movement

Treatment for osteoarthritis begins with conservative methods this often involves physiotherapy input.  This can involve helping with management of the symptoms of arthritis. Physios provide advice and education on exercise, pain relief and ways to manage your condition. They can teach you how to improve your joint movement and your walking, as well as how to strengthen your muscles. Physiotherapy can also help with manual therapy. 

Kinesiology taping 

Kinesiology tape provides support, reduces pain and swelling. Can also be used to improve Posture and improve stability around hypermobile joints.

Tape can also be used to improve athletic performance.

Areas of the body where kinesiology tape is commonly used include:

  • Back

  • Calves

  • Elbows

  • Hamstrings

  • Knees

  • Shins

  • Shoulders

  • Wrists

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