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.
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 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.
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.