Physiotherapists are experts in the field of rehabilitation. We use the integrated theory of biomechanics and exercise therapy and current research, to regain normal movement, strength and endurance of the injured area and to re-establish normal fitness following injury, surgery or disease processes.
Research undertaken by top Physiotherapists underpins the scientific basis of Pilates. Pilates exercise has been used with physiotherapy to successfully treat ballet dancers, elite rowers and athletes, amongst others.
It is a particularly successful adjunct to the treatment of people with low back pain, hip, knee and shoulder instability and can help prevent a recurrence of problems. Active VIII's has physiotherapy experts in Clinical Pilates
Active VIII physiotherapists use a wide variety of physical agents to help reduce pain and/or inflammation. We also use special modalities to stimulate weak muscles, to measure muscle activity, and muscle performance. These modalities include:
The use of injection therapy in musculoskeletal conditions is a highly effective treatment which is both quick and cost-effective.
In most cases, injection therapy is not a standalone treatment but can help relieve pain to allow your physiotherapist a ‘window of opportunity’ to treat the underlying problems of a complaint, aiding rehabilitation.
Whilst injection therapy can help to provide pain relief, this is rarely used as a first course of treatment, as the symptoms will likely return without physiotherapy exercises and treatments to help prevent further pain and problems.
Integrated (holistic) management
Integrated (holistic) management of all your musculoskeletal problems through expert assessment, immediate clinical diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and integration of your lifestyle into your care.
The following are standard skills applied by ACTIVE VIII’s highly qualified physiotherapists:
Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques
Active VIII’s Physiotherapists employ joint manipulation and mobilisation techniques to help reduce pain and to restore normal joint movement that has been lost through injury, disease or following surgery. In physiotherapy, these techniques fall under the category of manual therapy.
We use a variety of manual therapy techniques following surgery for problems such as cartilage and ligament repairs, and following fractures. It is also used to regain movement of stiff joints, muscles and tendons and to provide pain relief following injury or surgery.
Mulligan, McKenzie and Manual Therapy Concepts
Henley Physiotherapy, Sports Injury & Biomechanical Solutions Centre
3 West Lane
Oxon RG9 2DZ