physiotherapy

physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals trained in a variety of specialisms.

Physiotherapists at Newcastle Physiotherapy are specialists in the assessment and treatment of physical dysfunction arising from the neuromuscular system. Common conditions that we see in the clinic every day include:

  • sports injuries
  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • shoulder pain
  • knee pain
  • arthritic conditions
  • tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • post orthopaedic and neurosurgery
  • hip pain
  • ankle and foot pain
  • nerve pain

We use a range of bespoke ‘hands on’ treatment techniques and exercise therapies tailored to your individual needs which

  • joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • specific soft tissue massage and mobilisation
  • progressive core stability and functional exercise rehabilitation
  • muscle energy techniques
  • acupuncture and dry needling
  • sports and functional fascial taping
  • progressive core stability and functional exercise rehabilitation

If you choose to see one of our physiotherapists you will require an initial 45 minute consultation. The consultation will involve a discussion of your symptoms and personal goals followed by a physical assessment. During the examination, your physiotherapist will be assessing your posture, joint range of movement, muscle tone, length and strength and, depending on your symptoms, may check your reflexes and sensation. On completion of your assessment your physiotherapist will give you a clear diagnosis, prognosis and discuss an appropriate treatment plan.

In our experience, the majority of neuromusculoskeletal problems are due to biomechanical deficiencies. At Newcastle Physiotherapy we use a combination of hands on, manual therapy techniques in conjunction with progressive exercise therapy. Our treatment philosophy is aimed at improving your biomechanics and restoring the optimal length/tension relationships of muscles and joints. Our core treatment modalities include joint mobilisation and manipulation, specific soft tissue and neural mobilisation and progressive exercise therapy. In addition, our physiotherapists are trained in acupuncture which can be used as an adjunct to treatment or as a course of treatment on its own, usually for pain relief.