The British Lions Rugby Tour: Physiotherapy’s Key Role

The British Lions Rugby Tour: Physiotherapy’s Key Role

316059_10151428761337183_1481390530_nCoach Warren Gatland has picked his 2013 Lions Rugby Squad, with 15 Welsh players making the cut.

Captained by Wales’ Sam Warburton, the squad will be put through an intense training programme before battling it out with Australia this summer. Meanwhile, physiotherapists behind the scenes will be engaged in their own fight to keep their best players on the pitch, and off the treatment table.

More than just treating players when they’re injured, physiotherapy plays a key role in producing a strong, quick and injury-free team – and is not solely reserved for top rugby players.

Participating in any sport or physical activity increases a person’s likelihood of injury, and although the body can eventually heal on its own, the bones, muscles and other tissues can be significantly weaker after injury if appropriate measures are not carried out.

One of the greatest risks is the formation of scar tissue, which leads to a decreased range of motion and lingering pain. Physiotherapy will provide specific exercises designed to safely promote blood flow to the injured area. This is highly important as blood carries vital nutrients to damaged cells and tissues.

Following an injury, many are tempted to refraining from activity to avoid pain, however, lack of movement and exercise can worsen the problem by causing joint stiffness and muscle atrophy. At PhysioMatters, our team of physiotherapists will develop a program to help you stretch vital muscles, tendons and ligaments safely to regain both your strength and range of motion.

Our sports injury and rehabilitation treatment programmes also encompass a variety of techniques to relieve muscle stress and pain to promoting optimum wellness. Soft tissue manipulation and massage are among the beneficial techniques our physiotherapists employ to target imbalances in muscles and bone structure, and certain sports or activities may be recommended for your particular conditions.

To find out more about our injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes click here to get in touch today

Your Complete Physiotherapy Solution!

Your Complete Physiotherapy Solution!

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy12-032638At PhysioMatters, we use the most current techniques, hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescriptions to help reduce pain, increase strength and flexibility, manage independence and maximise physical wellness!

We provide effective relief for conditions, including:

 

  • Back Pain, Neck Pain & Whiplash
  • Join Problems (Including Sprains, Strains & Tennis Elbow)
  • Knee Problems & Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Pain Associated With Arthritis & Immobility
  • Sports Injury, Cartilage Damage & Ligament Problems
  • Neurological Problems, MS & Stroke

We aim to offer you the most effective treatment programme possible, and alongside our specialist chartered physiotherapists, we have associated contact with orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, sports massage therapists, podiatrists, chiropodists, exercise psychologists and dieticians.

Get in touch to start your journey to maximum physical wellness today!

New To PhysioMatters!

New To PhysioMatters!

sports massagePhysioMatters is pleased to announce that we have welcomed Rolfing expert James McCormack to the clinic!

A graduate of the European Rolfing Association training programme in Munich, James’ passion for this incredible technique began after receiving the treatment to aid his cycling ability, ease neck strain and provide relief from a previous whiplash injury.

Named after biochemist Dr Ida P Rolf, the Rolfing technique was developed in order to improve the body’s structure, posture and movement while enhancing both physical and emotional wellbeing.

Excellent for a range of complaints, including Frozen Shoulder, Golfers or Tennis Elbow, Sciatica, Whiplash, Tension Headaches, Sports Injuries, Neck, Back and Pelvis Pain, Rolfing can significantly reduce gravity’s adverse effects, release tension patterns and optimise the capacity to breathe and to move free of unnecessary restrictions.

For more information on this fantastic new treatment – and to find out how you can benefit – click here to get in touch today!

We’re Excited to Announce…

We’re Excited to Announce…

newlogomirrorWe are excited to announce that we have teamed up with dental and facial aesthetics expert Sharmila Gaitonde of Transforming Smiles & Smiles Dental Centre to offer a range of cosmetic treatments at the PhysioMatters clinic! Sharmila’s expertise extends to the fields of both dentistry and facial aesthetics, where her mastery has earned her numerous accreditations and accolades. Offering a complete approach to cosmetic dentistry solutions and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, treatments now available at PhysioMatters include…

Wrinkle Reduction Injections
Dermal Fillers
Chemical Peels
Micro Needling Treatments
Professional Teeth Whitening
NEW 6 Month Smiles 

What’s more…
To celebrate our latest collaboration, we’re offering an exclusive offer on gift vouchers purchased to use for any of the above treatments!
For £25 you will receive a voucher worth £30
For £30 you will receive a voucher worth £35
For £40 you will receive a voucher worth £45
For £50 you will receive a voucher worth £60

Discounts valid until 30th April 2013
Discount available exclusively on vouchers for the listed treatments only 
Quote Spring 2013 to receive these preferential rates 

A Sizzling Offer For a Sub-Zero Spring!

A Sizzling Offer For a Sub-Zero Spring!

photo-mensIt may be unseasonably chilly, but we’ve got treatments to tackle all complaints that the colder climates can wreak havoc with to help you enjoy maximum physical wellness this Spring! 
Our unrivalled treatments range from physiotherapy to sports massage to podiatry — so whether you are seeking effective relief from back or neck pain, joint or muscle problems, sports injury or soft tissue problems due to arthritis, our highly trained team will tailor a unique treatment programme to suit your individual needs!
What’s more…
We’re offering you the chance to combat the effects of the freezing climates by letting our gift vouchers go that little bit further this Spring!
For £25 you will receive a voucher worth £30
For £30 you will receive a voucher worth £35
For £40 you will receive a voucher worth £45
For £50 you will receive a voucher worth £60

What are you waiting for? Click here to get in touch and take advantage of these special rates today!

Quote Spring 2013 to receive these preferential rates
Offer valid until 30th April 2013

PhysioMatters Welcomes Loretta to the Team!

PhysioMatters Welcomes Loretta to the Team!

loretta newPhysioMatters are pleased to welcome our newest member of the team, physiotherapist and sports massage aficionado, Loretta Daley.

Since qualifying as a sports massage therapist in 2000 – and a chartered physiotherapist in 2007 – Loretta has worked with a wide variety of sportspeople, including runners, rugby players, squash and badminton players, and general fitness enthusiasts.

Loretta does not just work with sporting people; her deep tissue massage techniques and physiotherapy advice have been used on overworked office staff, stressed-out mothers, elderly patients, and individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis – Loretta will only turn you away if you have a cold!
Click here for more information and bookings