Alex Bowles Physiotherapy is here to provide you with safe and effective treatment for a wide range of injuries and ailments. Below are some of the techniques commonly used. Each treatment is based on the results of your initial assessment and tailored to your body, taking into consideration any other injuries, illnesses or conditions you may have.
This umbrella term refers to treatment that may involve joint mobilisations, manipulation, soft-tissue mobilisation, massage or any other 'hands-on' treatment. It is commonly used to loosen stiff joints, release scar tissue, treat soft-tissues and as recovery from sports participation.
A particular type of stretchy tape that can, with the correct application, aid lymphatic drainage following an injury or surgery, reduce pain, support joints and encourage postural awareness.
It is often used by athletes but works equally well for non-sporting injuries.
Shockwave therapy, ultrasound,
interferential and TENS treatment may be used to stimulate soft-tissue repair, speed up the inflammatory process and breakdown scar tissue. It is often used to aid the recovery of ligament or tendon injury.
Sports rehabilitation involves specific treatment and exercises that return the individual to their chosen sport as quickly as possible. A thorough assessment involves an understanding of the movements and forces involved in the sport. Continued monitoring of the rehabilitation process ensures that a return to sport is made at the right time and does not risk further damage.
A key area of physiotherapy is the use of exercises specifically prescribed for your condition. There are various reasons for giving people exercises, such as to improve mobility, correct a poor posture or movement pattern
which is causing pain, strengthening or stretching of particular muscle groups, or for reducing stiffness in joints.
After surgery, many people struggle with issues such as weak muscles, poor mobility, fatigue and joint stiffness. Physiotherapy can help to alleviate these issues and aid the return to normal function as well as increase confidence in the recovery journey.
For those struggling with mobility, a home appointment may be suitable. Please get in touch for more information.
Whether you are building houses, fixing cars or sat at a desk all day, your body suffers from repetitive stressful postures, which can lead to pain.
Physiotherapy can identify, treat and rehabilitate to maximise the speed of recovery and minimise time off work.
A term applied to a range of different types of pain suffered over a long period of time, including fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, rheumatic pain and long-term back pain. Physiotherapy can help to identify the triggers of painful episodes and find coping mechanisms to deal with flare-ups. Often a combination of manual therapy and acupuncture, along with advice can help make the symptoms more manageable.