Physiotherapy Treatments

Physiotherapy can be effective in treating both acute (new or recent) and chronic (long established) problems. Physiotherapy can help diagnose the problem at fault, help repair damage, accelerate the healing process and reduce pain and stiffness and prevent recurrence.

With years of experience, the chartered physiotherapists at blairgowrie physiotherapy clinic bring a wealth of experience and skills to the clinic. Using a wide variety of treatment options physiotherapy can help with the following conditions:

  • Back pain – manual physiotherapy treatment techniques, exercises and acupuncture are all effective ways of treating back pain.
  • Neck pain- manual physiotherapy treatment techniques, exercises and acupuncture are all effective ways of treating back pain.
  • Joint and muscle problems- mobilisation of the joint, soft tissue massage, taping, stretches and strengthening exercises can all be beneficial treatments for joint and muscle problems.
  • Shoulder, neck and back pain treatment

    Sports injuries- As the injury starts to heal the treatment plan will change and will be closely matched to the stages of healing of the injury. Stretching, strengthening, deep friction massage, soft tissue mobilisation, myofascial release, acupuncture and taping may all be used.
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation – hip, knee, shoulder joint replacement for example can benefit from mobilisation, stretches and progressive strengthening exercises.
  • Post-fracture rehabilitation. Whether it be a fracture that has required surgery or left to heal conservatively, a course of physiotherapy will improve your flexibility, strength and reduce any functional impairment following a fracture.
  • Arthritis- can be helped with manual technques like mobilisation, nags and snags, acupuncture, exercise.
  • Mobility Problems. A progressive and safe programme of strengthening, stretching and balance exercises and gait re-education can improve mobility for a variety of people.
  • Neurological impairment like stroke rehabilitation or Parkinson treatment.
  • Headaches. Robust clinical trials provide significant evidence that acupuncture can treat headaches and migraines. There are also physiotherapy techniques specifically to the 1st and 2nd vertebrae that can reduce pain associated with headaches.

Blairgowrie Physiotherapy will offer you the most appropriate treatment from a variety of techniques that could be used to treat your own specific problem. Please click treatment to to find out more:

1. Mobilisations


– this treatment is used to improve mobility of a joint. The degree of depth of the mobilization is graded from grade I to grade IV (Grade V being a manipulation).

2. Acupuncture


- the scientific evidence base for acupuncture as a pain relieving treatment is growing steadily. Acupuncture uses very fine needles which are inserted into specific recognized acupuncture points dependent on the condition and area of the body being treated. Not everyone is able to receive acupuncture dependent on your past medical history. There are some side effects to acupuncture treatment which your physio should discuss with you prior to treatment.

3. Taping including kinesiotaping.


Taping can be used to support an injured joint, compress a swollen joint or muscle, provide prophylactic pre-match support to sports players and athletes. Some people may be allergic to tape so please make the physio aware if you do have an allergy.

4. McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy


- The McKenzie method is individually tailored to each persons condition, it works particularly well for neck and back pain and enables the clients to successfully reduce their own pain quickly and restore movement. This gives the client knowledge and understanding of how to help prevent recurrence of their problem.

5. Electrotherapy


- Ultrasound can be used to improve circulation to the injured area, it may help increase collagen production to promote healing.

6. Individualised exercise programmes


These are tailored for each client.

7. Core strengthening


- improving deep abdominal muscle strength can help reduce back pain as well as improving posture and pelvic floor strength. This can be achieved through gentle progressive specific exercises.

8. Postural and ergonomic correction


Not all pain needs a course of physiotherapy. Some pain is simply caused from the way you sit or stand. Poor posture can lead to pain from increased loading of tissues over time. Simply assessing your workstation and changing the way your chair or visual display unit is set up can reduce pain.

9. Balance training.


Your balance can be reduced from an injury to a joint (whether this be ankle/shoulder/knee etc) or your balance deteriorates as we increase in age. Either way an assessment followed by a balance retraining programme should benefit you if you are affected.

10. Strength exercises.


We lose strength for a number of reasons, this may include injury or old age. An individual strengthening programme will be made according to your needs highlighted on assessment of the problem area.

11. Stretches.


There are lots of different ways to stretch different areas of the body. Physiotherapists can use a number of techniques to stretch tight muscles and more than likely you will be asked to continue with an individualized home exercise programme until the optimum tissue length is achieved.

12. Myofascial release techniques.


Muscles and the surrounding fascia can develop areas of tightness from incomplete rehabilitation following injury,in response to pain, or from overloading of tissue perhaps from a biomechanical issue. There are a number of ways to release tissue to improve the function of the tissue and the performance of the joint.

13. Manipulation.


This technique is good for improving movement of a joint should mobilizing techniques prove ineffective. The best way to describe a manipulation is a high velocity small amplitude thrust past the joints natural end of range. This technique is not uncommon for physiotherapists to use but there are contraindications to it being used so it may not be suggested as a treatment option.

Physio Costs

  • Initial Consultation, diagnosis and treatment £45 (45 mins)
  • Initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment lasting 45 minutes - £45-£50
  • Return treatment sessions lasting 30 mins - £35
  • 1 hour return treatment/rehab £60