Whole body cryotherapy is the stimulating use of extremely low temperatures below minus 80 degrees centigrade. The chamber works by cooling the entire skin surface of your body, in order to stimulate defensive reflexes and reactions like blood circulation and to help stimulate the immune and central nervous systems.
It also releases endorphins that can reduce pain and inflammation in patients for weeks, allowing for more frequent and effective physiotherapy treatment.
Gait analysis is an examination where our physiotherapists determine how efficiently your body moves when walking or running. Asymmetries or abnormalities can cause joint, muscle, ligament or tendon soreness further up the body in your ankle, knee, hip and back.
The assessment allows our physiotherapists to identify these issues and tailor your treatment plan to reduce your pain, whilst offering the best advice to reduce the risk of future injuries. It can also be used to design Phits 3D-printed insoles specific to your needs.
Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, is physiotherapy performed in a warm water pool. The effects of the water and warm temperature can help to reduce pain and aid your rehabilitation.
The aquatic pools are heated to 34°C, which is the optimum temperature for your muscles to relax. The water helps to provide an environment in which you may see the following benefits:
Increased range of joint motions and flexibility;
Increased muscle activity and strength;
Increasing confidence and motivation, to complement or prior to traditional land-based exercise.
There are a range of braces available for all areas of the body, which is why our staff are specially trained to advise and fit braces specifically for your condition. Braces are used for a variety of different reasons, including:
Protection – to help reduce your pain and inflammation following surgery or an injury;
Mobilisation – to allow for controlled movements in the early stages of rehabilitation, whilst protecting the injured or operated areas;
Restore – to help whilst you gradually start returning to your normal activity levels, but where you need some assistance until your strength has returned and
Return to activities or sport – to assist and support the previously injured area, or to offload an arthritic area which otherwise causes pain.