Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal/Sports Injuries
Beacon Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department prides itself on the expertise and care we devote to all patients in treating sports injuries and other acute, repetitive, overuse and chronic injuries.
Following a thorough assessment, your Physiotherapist can diagnose your injury, discuss its source and design a specially tailored treatment programme for you. Our Physiotherapists goal is to get you back to full comfort and mobility as quickly as possible to allow you go about your daily life.
We aim to fully rehabilitate each injury we treat and return you back to sport, activity and day to day life in a pain free manner.
Commonly Treated Complaints:
Back PainBack pain and disorders of the back and spine.
Fractures and Broken BonesGet back to mobility after a fracture or break.
Foot PainIncluding plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bunions, heel spurs and flat feet.
Injury PreventionStrengthen muscles to provide support and prevent injury.
Joint DisordersIncluding joint injuries and replacements.
Muscle, Ligament and Tendon InjuriesThrough accident, sporting or wear and tear.
Neck PainDisorders and pain of the neck and shoulders.
Sports InjuriesAcute, repetitive, overuse, and chronic.
Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with a thin, solid, metallic needle. These needles are activated with through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner’s hands or through electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture has proved a very versatile treatment for people over the years, promoting the healing of many injuries. It provides relief for patients who suffer with chronic pain such as arthritis or low back pain.
Electrotherapy Treatment (Ultrasound, Interferential, TENS, Laser, Kneehab)
Electrotherapy is the use of electricity as a form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. There are various forms it used in for the treatment of sports injuries including; Interferential, Laser therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Short Wave Diathermy, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy and more.
This electrical muscle stimulation is done in order to promote and facilitate muscle healing and tissue regeneration. Not only has Electrotherapy proved beneficial for patients undergoing physical therapy, but it also promotes numerous therapeutic benefits.
Strength and Conditioning
Strength and conditioning is the practical application of sports science to enhance movement quality. Many athletes rely on strength conditioning to prevent injury and prepare their bodies for intense exercise.
A number of our Chartered Physiotherapists are also fully certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches. This allows them to combine their knowledge from both fields to offer the patient top level advice and programming.
Other Services Including
- Core stability
- Foam Rolling
- Manual Therapy / Manipulation
- Orthotics Prescription
- Soft Tissue Massage / Techniques
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Workstation Assessment / Ergonomics
In the case of sporting injuries, it is important to intervene as early as possible. Our Physiotherapists can provide you with that necessary early intervention through diagnostics, exploring the cause of injury and guiding you through the different stages of rehabilitation as your body returns to full functionality.
If required, we can offer a prompt referral service to our team of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and Pain Specialists. At Beacon Hospital we have experienced Consultants that specialise in each of the different areas of the body e.g. spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, foot etc. Your GP or Consultant may also refer you to our Radiology Department for diagnostic imaging should this be required.
Additionally, we offer several classes here at Beacon Hospital Physiotherapy to facilitate your rehabilitation. These include pilates, back care, core stability and joint replacement classes.
Our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists:
No referral is required for Physiotherapy appointments. Book in via phone or email.