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Conditions Treated

Conditions we treat

Do you suffer from?

shoulder pain

Cure and prevention:

Most of our aches, pains and injuries stem from long term muscular dysfunction, often due to tightness, shortening or overstretched and torn muscles. Left untreated, these problems will cause us to reduce our range of motion to avoid pain, which in itself makes the problem worse. Our treatments will help you to recover and keep a full range of motion using a range of advanced soft tissue manipulation. Follow-on regular treatments will help maintain your body and prevent further injury.

Who we can treat

We have clients from all walks of life, ranging from amateur sportsmen/women, tennis players, footballers, and marathon runners to older people with poor mobility.

You certainly don't need to be sporty to benefit from our treatments. Pretty much everybody gets aches, pains and injuries that we can both prevent and treat.

 

Why you should receive treatment

1) Injury treatment - remedial massage plays an important role in the recovery process because it helps remove blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing. Untreated, injuries don’t get better themselves. Instead, as we get used to pain, our bodies react by avoiding moving to the point of pain, thereby restricting our range of motion.

2) Sports maintenance – tight muscles can pull joints out of place, so remedial massage is an important part of sports training to

  • keep your body in optimum condition
  • avoid things going wrong with your body
  • improve performance (particularly for runners and cyclists)

3) Prevention – remedial massage is a great way to prevent injury, especially if you are about to put your body under extra strain such as take an annual skiing holiday. Unlike a car that we can service, we can’t get replacement parts for our bodies, so it’s important to regularly look after the parts we’ve got. Think of massage as an MOT for your body!

 

Conditions

Back Pain – many of us suffer from back pain, often for many years, but you can do something about it. There are many causes of back pain and the way our muscles are interlinked means that the problem is often not in the back but somewhere completely different instead, such as in the hamstrings, quads or pelvis. So it is important to investigate carefully the root cause of the problem so that the correct area is manipulated.

Tennis elbow – or lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the tendons of the elbow caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm

Golfers’ elbow – is similar to tennis elbow, but on the inside of the arm

Stiff neck – as with back pain, a stiff neck is not always due to a problem in the neck itself, so although manipulating the neck will give some relief, for a longer-term solution, it’s important to get to the root cause

Frozen shoulder – is commonly used to describe some form of restriction to the shoulder area. It can be caused by many things, usually

  • one of the muscles is not working correctly, or
  • the ligament has been stretched on one side, or
  • there is inflammation in the joint

Shoulder pain – is a common problem with many causes. With so many of us hunched over our computers daily, often this is a problem associated with the muscles in the front of the body

Bad posture – posture is very important for protecting our backs. Bad posture can lead to muscular dysfunction, which if left untreated, can cause a viscous circle. When slouching causes pain, we avoid movement to avoid the pain, which makes us slouch even more.

Tight hamstrings / quads – this is very common, with many causes and can cause knee and back pain

Foot pain – our feet are often overlooked, yet everything comes from the feet so they are very important. Foot problems cause us to walk and run differently, leading to more serious issues in muscles and joints elsewhere.

Sciatica – is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain, numbness and a tingling sensation that radiates from your lower back and travels down one of your legs to your foot and toes.

Piriformis syndrome – often confused with sciatica, piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).

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