“Modified Pilates is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that reconditions the body from the central core to prevent recurrence of and treat low back pain” (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute)

Pilates can transform your posture, improve back pain and improve sporting performance.

The principle is to stabilise your core, enabling transfer of energy through your body in a more efficient manner when performing activity. Your core is your body’s powerehouse, with a good solid core you area t less risk of injury.

Tom has been trained by the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) in pilates and can teach you one on one as part of your rehabilitation aiming to return to whatever level of activity you require.

Categories : Pilates, TREATMENTS

Acupuncture dates back nearly 3000 years and has become more popular in western medicine as an adjunct in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain including arthritic knee pain, chronic low back pain and headaches.

Tom is registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP ) and has had some amazing results using acupuncture alongside traditional physiotherapy techniques.

A very useful acupuncture technique is myofascial trigger point release often termed “dry needling” which eases “knots” in muscles to allow improved muscle function and a reduction in referred myofascial pain.

Categories : Acupuncture, TREATMENTS

Based on the findings of your assessment a tailored exercise programme will aim to strengthen weak muscles, stretch shortened tight muscles, get your joints moving more efficiently and address muscle imbalances.

Exercise therapy is a key building block up on which the rest of your treatment stands and is essential element in reducing your pain and increasing function.

Each exercise you are provided with will have a specific reason based on clinical knowledge and scientific evidence base and is tailored to your individual problem.

Soft tissue techniques

  • Trigger point release
  • Soft tissue release
  • Deep tissue friction massage

Joint Mobilisations

  • Mulligans MWMs/NAGS/SNAGS
  • Maitland techniques
  • McKenzie techniques

Get more out of your training and train harder sooner with sports massage. The skilled application of sports massage techniques used at tcphysio are arguably the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system therefore reducing your chance of injury.
Sports Massage
Physiologically, massage can stretch tissues that can not be stretched with normal stretching techniques. Muscle fibres can be stretched in different directions alongside the fascia that surrounds the muscle, thereby releasing tension and pressure build up.

Scar tissue can be broken down. Scar tissue results from previous injuries and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments limiting the range and quality of movement of a muscle and lead to a greater risk of re-injury.

Muscle tissue elasticity can be improved. Hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic which can then place stress on the tendons, joints and ligaments. This is one reason why hard training may not result in improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues and may help reduce associated overuse injuries.

Massage increases blood flow to tissues and dilate the blood vessels enables nutrients to pass through more easily and enhance recovery following hard exercise.

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