Our skills are in manual and exercise therapy. This means that we can use a myriad of different techniques applied to your muscles, ligaments and joints to improve the way movement occurs.
For example, we can reposition joint surfaces that have minor position faults to allow more freedom of movement. The use of tape, bracing and exercise complement these manual therapy strategies to help reinforce and maintain freer movement patterns.
To successfully treat we must first effectively evaluate. During your assessment, we will engage you to understand and explore why you have your injury.
You will learn about how your body works biomechanically and how to better control your movement. Most importantly, by being actively involved in the evaluation and treatment process you will learn how best to prevent future injuries.
You will have the power to maintain an ease of movement in life. You will reduce your dependency on medical intervention and gain lifelong pain management and preventative skills.
You will find that when you receive treatment at our clinic you will be expected to actively move with our guidance through patterns and directions of movement that ultimately allows improved function.
No treatment that we provide is passive. We do not use electrotherapeutic machines because we believe other active and self-applied treatment options are just as effective, more economical, more eco-friendly and more empowering for you. Even our massage therapy sessions have an active bias.
Do not come to our clinic if you want to be pampered with a relaxing passive treatment. Having said that, our patients often say that they feel freer and more energetic as a result of our care.
We are known in Newcastle for our work with spinal injuries and headaches.
Our therapists have a special interest in treating people who have neck and/or back pain and the referral of symptoms from the spine into the limbs.
These philosophies have well grounded, evidence based, traditional physiotherapy principles. They are taught and used extensively around the world with Robin McKenzie, Brian Mulligan, Geoffrey Maitland and David Butler all considered “gurus” within our profession.