EQUIPMENT USED TO ASSIST TREATMENT AND REDUCE INJURY +
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Balance Cushion +
Improves balance and muscular control; especially effective following lower limb injuries and post operative surgery.
Cold Packs +
Assists in pain control and reducing swelling after injury.
Improves balance, muscular control and core stability.
Hot Packs +
Helps reduce pain, tension and tightness. Can be used before a home exercise programme.
Helps support joints and muscles.
Knee Brace +
ACL or ligament instability brace. Used to prevent and control abnormal movements in the knee and restore stability to knees with torn ligaments. Allows a much quicker return to a chosen sport or activity.
Knee joint arthritis brace. Used with the aim to off load the worn joint surfaces to reduce pain. Also helps to restore balance to the knee.
Both braces work with the body encouraging normal muscle function. There is no risk of muscles wasting or weakening when either brace is used.
Lumbar Support +
Positioned, while sitting, in small of back as a means of support to improve and maintain good posture. Especially useful in cars.
Patella Taping Kit +
Helps with improving muscular control during recovery from anterior knee pain caused by maltracking of patello femoral joint.
Tennis Elbow Clasp +
Reduces pull/tension of forearm muscles on elbow tendonitis, therefore reducing pain.
TENS Machine +
Assists in pain control and reduces need for medication
Used as part of physiotherapy treatment to relieve pain in conditions such as low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee joints. It may also be effective at releasing myofascial trigger points making follow up and stretching more effective. See the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)’s website for more information: aacp.org.uk
Pulsed Short Wave Diathermy
Uses electrical modalities to stimulate healing and enhance recovery of muscles and joints.
Post Operative Rehabilitation
Core Stability Training
Improves/maintains the benefit gained with treatment. Helps with recovery of normal function. Reduces the risk of the injury recurring.
An integral part of treatment, an individualised home exercise programme is used to reinforce the benefits made during treatment and to progress recovery.