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Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat, and work with you to prevent pain & injury.

By using a range of various techniques – whether you have heel pain, back pain or broken a bone we are here to help! 

Physio Orthotics

our core services.

We aim to treat the cause, and not just the problem by ensuring that you get the appropriate treatment you need.

Our services include:

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that can assess, diagnose, or treat pain or an injury. 
You may be looking for a Physiotherapist to help with a new pain you’ve never experienced before, suffering from pain that you’ve been putting up with for a while, sustained an injury whilst playing a sport or doing activity. Whatever you may be looking for to help you be better we can help.
  

A ‘typical’ session may involve:

  • Assessing and diagnosing your condition and needs.

  • Working with you to set and attain goals – whatever they may be!

  • Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health

  • Prescribing exercise and physical aides if required.

Our physiotherapists may use a variety of treatments.

For example: 

  • Manual therapies such as mobilisation and manipulation to reduce joint stiffness, dysfunction and pain.

  • Soft tissue techniques such as trigger point therapy and massage to improve muscle function and reduce spasm.

  • Acupuncture and dry needling for reduction in pain and muscle spasm.

  • Specific muscle re-education programmes to improve muscles and joints.

  • Exercise programs, to improve mobility and strengthen muscles

  • Assistance with the use of aids, e.g. splints, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs.

  • Bracing and splinting.

Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight painful areas known as ‘Trigger Points’ to create a healing response in these tissues. 
 
Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain. 
It is intended to specifically target & restore muscle function, which is important as continued activity can lead to further tissue damage and increased pain.

Dry needling is a very safe treatment.
 
Our physiotherapists will consult with you prior to using this treatment, so if you are adverse to ‘needles’ please let them know.

‘Hands on’ treatment means exactly how it sounds. We use our hands! (although that may sound strange to some of you, you’d be surprised how many don’t?)

Hands on treatment most commonly includes massage, manipulation, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation. 

Our focus here at ThatPhysio is to use ‘hands on therapy’ to help release the cause, rather than the problem. 

Manual Therapy can include:

  • Soft tissue work (massage) : where pressure is applied to the soft tissues of the body (ie the muscles). 

  • Mobilization/manipulation: which uses movements of varying speed and force to twist, pull, or push bones and joints into position.

Are you suffering from?

  • Plantar Fasciitis 

  • Heel Spur

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Stress Fractures

  • Chronic Tendinopathy 

  • Tibial Stress Syndrome 

  • Painful Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Pain 

  • Stubborn Muscular complaints 

 

Shockwave Therapy can be beneficial for all of the above, and more. 

If you have a complaint that you think might benefit from shockwave, please get in touch. 

 

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non surgical, non invasive treatment option for patients suffering from chronic conditions.

During Shockwave treatment a probe (like a hammer) is placed on the skin and moved around the area of concern. It is designed to cause acute trauma to the area by increasing blood flow & breaking down scar tissue, which then stimulates tissue regeneration and accelerates healing. 

There may be a slight discomfort or pain during the treatment, (depending on your pain threshold) however, the treatment only lasts about five minutes, therefore most patients are able to tolerate this.

 

How many treatments of Shockwave Therapy do I need?

Most patients usually need between 3 – 6 sessions, however this can vary greatly depending on the severity and duration of the condition being treated. Your Physiotherapist will discuss this at the time with you.

What are the side effects of Shockwave therapy?

There are virtually no side effects, apart from the intensity of the pain at the time. 

 

Do you need a rehab program? Do you need a safe space to do your rehab? 
 
At ThatPhysio we are lucky enough to have a large gym area within the practice, including gravity machines, weights, vibroplates, swiss balls & many other pieces of equipment.

A gym program and exercise prescription will be determined on an individual basis.  

We aim to get you back to full recovery ASAP, and with that make full use of the available facilities within the practice.

One of our physiotherapists will ensure you are supervised throughout your use in the gym – but we also offer the facilities for you to come and use on your own accord! 

Our rehabilitation time frames are dependent on not only you, but the injury you are presenting with.

 

Pregnancy! What more do I need to say? Apart from the most amazing bundle of joy in your arms, no one warns you about the other parts that come with! 

You can experience changes to muscles, ligaments and joints during and after pregnancy which can affect the whole body (not only your stomach)!

If your experiencing lower or upper back issues, or have a sore neck from feeding your beautiful bundle – we can definitely help.

We can help you manage these changes, provide advice and care during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Physiotherapy can help lessen the following symptoms that are sometimes experienced during pregnancy or before and after childbirth:

  • back and neck pain 

  • abdominal muscle weakness 

  • breast problems

If you are pregnant and/or just had a baby & want to learn more about how physiotherapy can help you, please feel free to contact us. 

All too often we see patients improve whilst under our care, but then only to go down hill again once they’ve stopped coming….mainly because they stop working on their exercises! 

Our 1:1 or 2:1 classes are run by our Physiotherapist Chad Geister who will to help keep you moving, get you active again or guide you through the final stages of rehab.

These classes are designed specifically for you… those who want to get moving, participate in safe and tolerable exercises (without injuring themselves) or patients who no longer need hands on care from us, but do need to continue with ‘something’ so that injury does not return. 

If you are interested in more information about these classes please reach out to us.  

Are you someone who is experiencing foot pain, heel pain, low back pain? Did you know that many of these can be caused by an underlying problem with the feet. 

Orthotics are individualised foot inserts designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. Orthotics help to promote correct posture, helping to alleviate a number of conditions such as painful knees and hips, plantar pain, problems with leg muscles, achilles tendon pain, and more. 

We offer a standard off the shelf device, or custom made devices to specifically suit your needs. The choice between the two can be decided as per discussion with us, and comes down to numerous factors ie. cost, need, functionality, etc. 

If you would like to discuss orthotics in more detail please reach out to us. 

The NormaTec compression boots are designed to use compressed air to massage your limbs, leading to mobilized fluid and faster recovery and recuperation following intense exertion.

  • Decrease inflammation and muscle tension. 

  • Decrease recovery time.

  • Increase range of motion and flexibility. 

    Increase circulation.

  • Reduce swelling and water accumulation. 

Using the NormaTec compression boots after intense exercise will significantly speed up your recovery process, allowing you to train harder and perform better.

Here at ThatPhysio we offer a range of immobilisation services.
 

Whether you have :

Broken your ankle? Sprained a ligament? Dislocated your shoulder? 

We have a large variety of braces and splints in stock. 

MoonBoots/Walkers:

These boots are designed to stabilise any complaints of the foot or leg. 

We stock a range of Moon Boots & Walkers to accommodate a wide range of foot sizes.

Exos Braces: 

Exos braces are the new alternative to conventional casting. It is a brace that can be removable, adjustable, and waterproof for the treatment of fractures and other injuries requiring immobilisation.

The Exos brace is custom fit to you, but can be easily removed throughout the healing process to examine the site, range of motion, skin cleaning and sawless removal. 

Plaster

(we only offer casting now on a needs basis – there are now newer and easier methods that offer the same benefit. (Please call us to discuss.)

Knee Splints:

We have a range of knee splints, including ROM braces, patella tendon straps, knee maltracking braces etc. 

Finger Splints:

We offer bracing or splinting for all types of finger conditions. These are both in stock, or can be customised. 

Pads:

We are the experts in making shoulder, clavicle, thigh or rib pads for those die-hard athletes. These are made fully customised to you, and offer the best protection in returning to a contact sport post injury. 

book your appointment today.