Services

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT

Whether it be low back, neck, shoulder, hip or knee pain a thorough assessment is essential to establish the source and extent of injury. The more baseline information we have the better to get to know you as a person, your medical history as well as activity history and to establish goals as to what you want to achieve from physiotherapy. From there we can put a plan in place to reach these agreed goals through a program to suit your needs.

INDIVIDUALISED REHABILITATION

Along with the more traditional manual therapy role of physiotherapy we have a dedicated area for exercise rehabilitation and place a strong emphasis on the unequivocal evidence of exercise therapy. When compared to many surgical interventions more and more evidence is emerging in research for the use of conservative management of many musculoskeletal problems through exercise. Even after surgery we still work closely with top orthopaedic surgeons and follow their post operative protocols to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Using traditional gym work along with resistance bands we also have some state of the art equipment at hand including the K Box from Swedish Company Go Exxentric, Compex Rehab and Flowin’ Board. To assist you with your exercises we use PhysiApp, a free clinic App, to help you through your home exercise program.

MASSAGE & RECOVERY

Massage can have an effect on tight and aching muscles that may be over active for some reason. As well as the massage it is important to determine why that muscle has become tight (possibly weak also) so this pattern can be avoided again. Other modalities useful for recovery can be advice around exercise and also the Air Relax system. This uses the most advanced digitally controlled air pressure system to provide dynamic compression to limbs compromised by poor circulation. The aim is to enable you to train harder but recover smarter. It is also very useful following surgery where swelling may be the limiting factor with progressing through rehabilitation.

BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT

McCabe Physiotherapy uses slow motion and real time analysis to capture movements and detect imbalances or asymmetries. This provides a clearer pathway for guiding the rehabilitation process. Any biomechanical errors that may be contributing to the problem are then addressed with specific cueing, targeted strengthening and exercises.

OTHER SERVICES

  • ORTHOTICS Custom made orthotics or a semi bespoke device may be appropriate for certain conditions and can be very effective in the reduction of long standing pains caused by poor foot mechanics. A full assessment will determine if you are appropriate for orthotic wear.
  • CONCUSSION ASSESSMENT AND REHAB Rob has completed the most up to date research based training on Concussion. All too often patients return to school/sport too early and suffer setbacks as a result. Contact for comprehensive baseline assessment, return to play assessment and return to play rehabilitation/guidelines.
  • BREAST CANCER REHABILITATION This new service lead by our specialist trained physiotherapist, Elaine, is becoming one of the most important services we now provide. Physiotherapy and exercise has an important role to play before, during and after treatment for breast cancer. The development of secondary arm lymphoedema after the removal of axillary lymph nodes remains a potential problem for women with breast cancer. These strategies appear to reduce the development of secondary lymphoedema and alter its progression.