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Physiotherapy at Optimal Spine

How can Physiotherapy help?

One of our physiotherapy practitioners can evaluate your condition and identify the source of your discomfort or dysfunction at an initial consultation. Once evaluated, Optimal Spine can develop a treatment program that will usually involve some form of manual therapy and exercise, as well as modalities if necessary. You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program as well as education on body mechanics and posture in order to prevent the recurrence of your original injury.

What can Physiotherapist do?

Using a variety of techniques a Physiotherapist can help:

  • Alleviate pain
  • Restore and increase the range of motion in joints
  • Prevent and treat sports injuries
  • Increase co-ordination
  • Educate patients in the use of walking sticks, crutches and wheelchairs

Techniques Used

Pain and inflammation are relieved using a range of different techniques and Optimal Spine will prescribe a personal exercise programme to help protect the inflamed joints against further damage and strengthen the appropriate muscles around them whilst maintaining range of movement. Personal treatment and exercise programmes are based on your specific needs. Individual techniques include:

  • Manipulation / Mobilisation
  • Personal Exercise Programmes
  • Electrotherapy
  • Postural advice and adaptations
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound

Complaints Treated

The qualified Chartered Physiotherapists at Optimal Spine use these techniques to treat a wide variety of problems and are involved in the treatment of numerous complaints. These include:


  • Arthritis, injury, pain, swelling, stiffness
  • Back and neck pain – protruding/ prolapsed discs, eg ‘Trapped Nerves’

or ‘Slipped Discs’

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Injuries including ligament & cartilage damage
  • Sciatica – pain down the back of the leg


  • Sports Injuries – to muscle, ligament, cartilage, capsule and tendon problems
  • Muscle and ligament tears/strains
  • fractures and trauma
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow


  • Postural problems including chronic neck/shoulder discomfort
  • Ergonomic advice

Pre & Post Operative rehabilitation

  • Joint replacements
  • Pre & post arthroscopy
  • A.C.L. reconstructions
  • Scar tissue treatment


  • Strokes
  • Head injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Balance problems


  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Personal injuries – eg. accidents occurred from falls, driving or work

Our Physiotherapists can treat almost all conditions which have pain, weakness, stiffness or loss of movement as symptoms: Visiting a physiotherapist and commencing treatment early can mean a quicker recovery with less time away from work or sport.

If you are unsure as to whether you would benefit from physiotherapy an initial consultation will assist our Practitioners in directing you to the most appropriate therapist first time around. Feel free to please ring or e-mail us for advice.

Physio Goals

The Physiotherapy offered at Optimal Spine is a professional, highly credible and natural medical treatment option. The primary focus of physiotherapy is the restoration of function. Physiotherapists assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment programs that aim to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury.

The Physiotherapy practitioners working with Optimal Spine strive to improve an individual’s quality of life by physical means. A combination of manual therapy, movement training, exercise programs and physical and electrotherapy agents are used to achieve this.

The Science

The Physiotherapy offered at Optimal Spine is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. It is a ‘hands on’ manual therapy and one of the best proven approaches for the treatment of joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. As well as practising a wide range of manual techniques, our Physiotherapists are also trained in the use of electrotherapy, eg; ultrasound, laser, interferential and TENS.


The Physiotherapy practitioners working with Optimal Spine are Chartered Physiotherapists who have undergone a minimum of three years full time training at University. The Physio team are all members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP). Through professional training Physiotherapists understand how and why structures move and why pain and injury occur. They aim to restore normal movement allowing the affected tissues to repair in a balanced and appropriate way.

For more information call your local Optimal Spine today. 

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