Physiotherapy Treatments

Comprehensive physiotherapy treatments in Hove

Injury and illness can affect anyone at any time. Physiotherapy helps to restore functionality and movement; helping the natural healing mechanisms of your body. As chartered physiotherapists, we undertake a full examination of the problem and its relationship to the body as a whole. 

Help your body heal itself

Prompt physiotherapy treatment from a physiotherapist is all important. After any injury, inflammation occurs, which can lead to scarring. This in turn slows down the healing process. Therefore, the quicker you receive treatment following trauma, the quicker your body will return to full function.
 
In many cases, when an injury has occurred, it often re-occurs. Therefore, preventative treatment is also very important in physiotherapy. During our sessions we will spend time on how to avoid any future recurrence of your problem. Contact Eaton's Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic today to book an appointment. We offer a wide range of physiotherapy treatments to clients in and around the Hove and Brighton area.
FAQs
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Ailments

We can help with a wide range of ailments and injuries including:

  • Back pain, whiplash or neck pain
  • Sprained ankle, twisted knee i.e. ligaments
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI), Achilles tendinitis, tennis/golfer's elbow, torn calf or hamstring, plantar fasciitis i.e. muscle and tendons
  • Bruises/haematomas
  • Bones: restoring function following fractures
  • Posture: re-education and strengthening
  • Techniques: lifting, carrying
  • Joint Problems- The joints that are most commonly injured include knees, ankles, shoulders,elbows, wrists and the facet joints in the spine. Joints can be injured through trauma, repetitive activities, overuse, over-loading the joint and degeneration (arthritis/wear and tear)

Joints may also be injured as a result of a disease process or systemic (whole body) condition for example rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Injuries to these joints can include dislocations, subluxations, sprains, strains and tears. Joints can also become painful through other inflammatory conditions such as bursitis or tendonitis.

Physiotherapists can assist by accurately diagnosing the injured area and prescribing the best course of treatment. This may include joint mobilisation, soft tissue release techniques, local massage. stretching, electrotherapy for example therapeutic ultrasound and an exercise program to improve strength, flexibility and endurance along with education about your condition, expected healing time and advice on how to prevent a re-occurrence.

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Sprains and strains

People are often confused between sprains and strains, they doshare similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of the body.

A sprain is an over stretching or tearing of a ligament which is a tough band of fibrous tissue connecting two bones together stabilising the joint and preventing excessive movement.
A strain is when a tendon which connects muscle to bone, or the muscle itself is over stretched or torn.

Treatment is initially the same for the first 48 - 72 hours, i.e. PRICE

P - Protection of the injured part 
R - Rest from aggravating activities
I  - Ice in a cloth for 10 - 20 minutes every 2 hours
C - Compression with an elastic bandage/tubigrip
E - Elevation if possible to help prevent swelling

All but the most severe (rupture/complete tear of a tendon) can be treated by physiotherapy.

Symptoms include pain, swelling, limited movement, bruising, difficulty walking.

If there is severe pain over a bone or numbness then a fracture/break may have occurred and needs to be seen by a doctor or hospital.

Sprains and strains can occur from falls, sudden pivoting, contact in sport, throwing, lifting in an awkward position, prolonged repetitive movement amongst other things.
Sprains can occur with any joint, for example twisting your knee, going over on your ankle, catching your finger, over extending your shoulder.

Strains can include tennis/golfers elbow, repetitive strain injury (RSI), Achilles tendinopathy, lower back pain, whiplash injuries.

Prevention or rehabilitation is best achieved with stretching and strengthening exercises given to you by a physiotherapist. The best brace for your body are your own muscles.
For effective physiotherapy treatments in Hove, Brighton. Call Eaton's Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic on
07596 202 303
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