Injuries

Common and complex injuries we treat

Sports injuries

  • Sprained ankles and plantar fascitis
  • Hamstring tears and tendinopathies
  • Knee ligament sprains and patellofemoral joint pain
  • Tennis Elbow (extensor tendinopathy)
  • Shoulder dislocations / subluxations and rotator cuff tears

Biomechanical imbalances

  • Movement screening
  • Postural and gait analysis
  • Muscle imbalances - Identify asymmetries
  • Movement correction
  • Avoid injury or recurrence
 

Post-operative rehabilitation

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Shoulder stabilisation and rotator cuff repairs
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Joint replacements
  • knee and ankle arthroscopies

Back and Neck pain

  • Whiplash
  • Wry neck
  • Referred leg pain from the lumbar spine (Sciatica)
  • Cervical headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Discogenic back pain
  • Nerve root compression
 

Postural problems

  • Poor posture (including weaknesses of the thoracic and cervical spine as well as around the shoulder blade)
  • Reduced postural endurance
  • Workstation and ergonomic advice
  • Postural imbalances

Work related pain

  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Lifting and carrying injuries
 

Bone and joint problems

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hyper-mobility

Running Injuries

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As athletes and casual runners increase their training miles it’s also common to see a rise in injuries caused from running.

Often typical running injuries such as runners knee, ITB friction, Achilles tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin pain, Stress Fractures and hamstring issues can be easily managed. Find out how we can help.

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Exercise Rehabilitation

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Exercise rehabilitation refers to the specific and appropriate prescription of exercises for a specific injury or problem.

Our chartered physiotherapists and personal trainers can prescribe and teach the correct and appropriate exercises that can help you recover from your injury and avoid a recurrence.

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Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

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Southfields Physiotherapy is a fully certified FMS clinic offering functional movement screening and advanced corrective exercise prescription.

The functional movements systems offers many benefits to teams or individuals wanting to reduce injuries and improve performance. The movement screen can be applied in a multitude of fitness and clinical settings.

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My first physiotherapy visit

  • What should I expect?
  • What should I bring?
  • Claiming through your medical insurer
  • Pre-authorisation

On arrival our reception team will assist you in completing your treatment consent form which will confirm all your personal details and any other information relating to your treatment.

  • Your physiotherapist will greet you and see you to a private consultation room
  • You will be asked a series of specific questions relating to your condition
  • A thorough clinical examination will be carried out and the findings recorded
  • A diagnosis will be made which will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be recommended
  • The aims and goals of the treatment plan will be agreed and treatment will usually commence on the first session

Please take time to ensure you have taken note of our policies and procedures and should you require a copy of these our reception team will be happy to help. 

  • Your GP or specialist referral letter
  • Any investigations and reports e.g: X-rays and MRI scans
  • If appropriate please bring your sports shoes/trainers or orthotics you normally wear (especially if your injury/pain is related to running)
  • A pair of shorts should you feel uncomfortable being assessed in your underwear
  • Comfortable clothing

If you have been referred to us and are claiming from your medical insurer please ensure you provide the following before you commence any treatment:

  • Policy number
  • Authorisation code
  • Your GP or specialist referral letter (please note; you do not need a letter to visit the physiotherapist)
  • Any investigations and reports e.g: X-rays and MRI scans
  • If appropriate please bring your sports shoes/trainers or orthotics you normally wear (especially if your injury/pain is related to running)
  • A pair of shorts should you feel uncomfortable being assessed in your underwear
  • Comfortable clothing

Please note that without obtaining pre-authorisation and policy number from your insurer you will be asked to settle us for the treatment and will need to submit your invoice directly to your insurer for compensation. With a large number of medical insurers and the complexity of individual policies Southfields Physiotherapy act only as the provider and unfortunately we don’t deal with individual policies. It’s important to read our medical insurance policy here

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