Harwich Physio Practice

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Physiotherapy can help alleviate a vast number of conditions and complaints. Below are a few of the many conditions that treatment can help with. For further reading please click on the link for each condition which will direct you to further detailed information.


If you are still unsure if physiotherapy is suitable for your problem please contact me and I will be only to happy to help.



Migrane / Headache

Headaches can be caused by muscular-skeletal problems. They are usually located at the base of the head and may be present for days, weeks or even months. Neck pain and stiffness often accompany headaches.
Whiplash 
Whiplash describes a range oinjurie
caused by or related to a sudden 
movement of the neck forwards and backwards. Symptoms can appear directly after the injury, but often are not felt until days after. 

Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder impingement can arise during overhead activities such as throwing, swimming and shoulder press exercises. Pain is usually present in the front of the joint. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
CTS arises when the nerves travelling through the carpal tunnel are irritated. The main symptom is intermittent numbness of the thumb, index, and ring finger which usually occurs at night.
Frozen Shoulder
This occurs when connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff, restricting movement and causing chronic pain. Movement is severely reduced and patients usually complain of a constant dull aching pain. 
Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common conditions affecting the shoulder. Symptoms can arise instantly after a fall or during weight lifting or develop gradually, yet persistently over time.
Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow describes pain on the outside of the elbow. Weakness in the wrist is present and there will be difficulty doing simple tasks such as opening a door handle or shaking hands.

Lower Back Injuries

Back pain can arise from many issues such as poor posture, sports injuries, work related issues and stress. Click the link for more specific conditions.

Knee Pain
Knee pain can arise from sudden traumatic events such as twisting, poor biomechanics during sport or from wear and tear over time. Pain can arise in the joint and above and below this area.
Calf Strain
There are several causes of calf pain such as muscle strains, contusion and cramp. Muscle strains are the most common cause, however contusion are also fairly common.

Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendon pain is a common symptom amongst individuals taking part in sport.  Factors that may lead to this injury include years of running, a decrease in recovery time between sessions and calf weakness.
Ankle Sprain
This injury is fairly common in sporting activities however even something as trivial as stepping off a curb or walking on uneven ground can cause an ankle sprain, and without proper rehabilitation can become a regular occurrence.
Plantar Fasciitis 
This is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which runs from the heel and extends along the sole of the foot. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing and wearing ill fitting footwear. Pain is usually felt on  the underside of the heel and is often worst in the morning.