Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation
New injuries need to be accurately diagnosed and appropriately loaded in the initial phases to aid optimal recovery. Sport-specific rehabilitation is the most important element of any injury to help prevent recurrence and aid return to play as soon as possible.
Sports Massage / soft tissue treatment
Massage has been shown to be effective at reducing pain, improving recovery times, reducing stress and improving range of movement in a range of conditions. However, addressing the contributing factors is just as important such as striving to address muscle imbalances and postural inefficiencies. Learn More >
This treatment technique is more than 2000 years old and is still going strong. Acupuncture can be very effective at reducing pain to help clients return to normal function and increase activity levels. It can be used for problems almost anywhere in the body so is very flexible in its application. We offer traditional acupuncture for pain relief rather than other 'electro-acupuncture' or for any other reason like smoking cessation or weight loss.
Post surgical rehabilitation
After any operation you can expect a reduction in function and confidence in moving but he sooner normal movement is incorporated into rehabilitation, within the limits of the surgeon's recommendations, the better. An appropriate treatment plan and rehab programme within realistic timeframes ensures goals are achieved and quality of life improves.
Post fracture rehabilitation
When a bone breaks (medically termed as a fracture), a period of immobilsation, rest or reduced weight-bearing usually ensues, often with a cast or brace for support. When the bone is healed the surrounding joints are often stiff and muscles have weakened. Hands on treatment or 'Manual Therapy' along with an appropriate rehabilitation programme usually helps to encourage more normal movement, reduce pain and restore function.
Tailored stretching programmes
Many people these days lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle, often being part of the 'Sitting Revolution' slaving over a desk in an office. Evidence has shown sitting for too long has a detrimental effect on health (http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-is-sitting-too-much-killing-you) and physical inactivity being a greater predictor of life expectancy than other lifestyle related problems like obesity and alcohol abuse (https://youtu.be/aUaInS6HIGo). At Hogan & Mitchell we have extensive experience in helping clients return to activity and get fitter and stronger with realistic individual programmes.
Balance, dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation
Physiotherapy been shown to be extremely effective in improving balance regardless of the cause. We 'balance in the brain' using several body parts to give feedback and help including the eyes, ears and soft tissues. Often there is 'mismatch' between what these parts are telling the brain so we can feel dizzy or off balance. Expert diagnosis and rehabilitation is very important to improve symptoms and confidence.
Taping and support
With many injuries taping and the provision of support can be very effective at helping reduce pain and improve function or performance, whether is be an ankle sprain, neck or back pain or arm pain. Taping or the use of supports should be short term in new injuries but can sometimes be necessary for longer term use with chronic injuries when all avenues have been pursued.
This is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's to elongate, develop and restore function and balance to the body. It invloves much more than just building a 'strong core' or 'perfect posture'. Regardless of age, ability or fitness level, pilates can be beneficial for everyone. "In 10 sessions you feel better, 20 session you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body" - Joseph Pilates.