What Do We Treat? 2018-05-25T09:25:34+00:00

Linkfield Physiotherapy Clinic specialises in musculoskeletal therapy, treating conditions that affect the body’s muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

Most spinal problems are mechanical in nature and are not serious. Physiotherapy offers hands on treatment for specific problems, tailored exercise plans and effective advice for self-management and future prevention.

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rib problems
  • Posture related complaints
  • Acute joint problems
  • Chronic (long term) problems
  • Degenerative conditions (spondylosis, arthrosis)
  • Sacro-iliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction
  • Torticolis (acute wry neck)
  • Disc bulges

We treat all common shoulder dysfunctions from age related degeneration to acute sporting injuries. We can assess, diagnose and formulate correct treatment plan for any shoulder issue.

  • Rotator cuff degeneration
  • Muscular  tears
  • AC joint osteoarthritis (degeneration)
  • Scapula stability issues (shoulder girdle)
  • Ligament injuries
  • Frozen shoulders (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Pre and Post surgery care

From the recreational gym user to the serious athlete, we have the knowledge and expertise to treat your injury and rehabilitate you to prevent recurrences.

Physiotherapy aids the restoration of movement, function and strength during recovery. Rehabilitation specific to your sport will assist an early return to activity.

Sports related injuries benefit from early intervention; this prevents an acute injury from becoming chronic and helps to ensure that further problems do not arise.

Linkfield Physiotherapy offers assessment and treatment of sports injuries from the initial acute stage through to the final rehabilitation. All levels of athletes can be catered for from elite to recreational. Our physiotherapists also have keen interests in specific sports and sports injuries through their own participation.

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee ligament / Cartilage Injury
  • Patello-Femoral (Knee Cap) Problems
  • Overuse Running Injuries
  • Direct Injury from Contact Sport
  • Shoulder Pain from Throwing / Overhead Activity
  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow
  • Biomechanical Assessment of Overuse Injury

Whiplash injuries occur when unexpected forces throw the spine back and forth causing pain and damage to the spinal joints, ligaments and muscles. Early intervention and advice is essential in aiding a full recovery. Physiotherapy helps to regain full range of movement, reduce pain, restore strength and function, and guide with self management techniques.

  • Management of Conditions related to Spinal trauma
  • Results of Road Traffic Accidents
  • Falls
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medco assessment reports

Prolonged static positions, such as sitting for several hours, place abnormal stresses on the body and can result in pain. Management of acute symptoms and advice / exercise promotes long-term prevention.

  • Assessment of posture related problems
  • Advice on ergonomics / work station management / lifting etc.
  • Exercise and activity modification

Although conditions such as arthritis are degenerative, physiotherapy can help with pain relief and slow down the progression of the condition. Physiotherapy treatments such as exercises, mobilisations, heat/ice and acupuncture all help pain and function. Joints can also become painful due to abnormal stresses placed upon the joint with muscle dysfunction and poor biomechanics.

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Direct Trauma
  • Biomechanical  pain

We can diagnose and treat sports injuries such as muscle and ligament tears (Grade I, II and III) or joint injuries and provide referrals when necessary.

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid or any similar conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylosis can lead to debilitating loss of function and pain. We can provide the correct advice and if necessary treatment to help maximise function. While these are not yet cured by medicine the symptoms that they produce can be managed and treated. The importance of self management and taking control of the condition can never be underestimated.

All orthopaedic operations including joint replacements and muscle and tendon or ligament repairs.

Pre surgery advice and strengthening exercises.

Post surgery Rehabilitation from  –
All orthopaedic operations including joint replacements and muscle and tendon or ligament repairs. We can guide clients through a restorative rehabilitation programme following general surgery which can cause weakness and deconditioning.

We can focus our treatment on:

  • early care
  • scar tissue management,
  • swelling management,
  • exercise progression,
  • return to full function/sport/work.

The management of a peripheral nerve injury varies depending on the cause, type and degree of the nerve injury. If a nerve is not healing properly surgery may be required to repair the damaged section. Physiotherapy is very important to promote the recovery of peripheral nerve injuries regardless of whether surgery is required.

Many headaches are caused through musculoskeletal issues and can be attributes to posture or muscle tension or stiff joints in the cervical spine.

Some dizziness can be caused by a type of vertigo. If you have a diagnosis of BPPV we can assess and treat this condition.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder arising in the inner ear. Its symptoms are repeated episodes of positional vertigo, that is, of a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head. BPPV is the most common cause of the symptoms of vertigo.

Several of our therapists are trained in the use of Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal disorders.

Pregnancy is one of the most important periods in the life of a woman where the body goes through many physical changes. It is known that majority of the women will experience one or more neuro-musculoskeletal conditions during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy your body releases chemicals which make the ligaments become increasingly flexible. This can have the result of causing lumbar or pelvic pain. However, it is important to know that most of those conditions can be prevented and treated through physiotherapy.

Your physiotherapist can help you during your ante-and postnatal period by:

  • advising on safe exercises
  • identifying, assessing and treating musculoskeletal problems (back and pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tummy separation-rectus diastasis, sciatica to name a few)
  • advising on correct daily postures
  • advising how you can manage your pain