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THE PRACTICE

What We Do

We have a special interest in the treatment of Neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This includes the treatment of back and neck pain, joint and muscle injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation post injury or post operatively and sports injuries. Lisa Radomsky Physiotherapy adopts a hands-on treatment approach when dealing with all clients.

 

This includes a thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan, enabling our patients to get pain relief and back to full function as soon as possible. Our treatment is based on the latest research with a focus on continued education to constantly improve our skills. This ensures we can provide our patients with the best care available.


MANUAL THERAPY

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Mobilisation of the joints, muscles and nerves using a wide variety of manual therapy techniques forms the groundwork of all our treatments. This is an extremely effective method of reducing pain, muscle spasm, joint stiffness and neural tension. These factors all contribute towards a limitation of function in acute and chronic conditions.

REHABILITATION

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Rehabilitation is a critical part of the treatment process. It is used to correct imbalances in muscle strength, to stretch tight muscles and to improve balance and proprioception, which is very important for the control of movement of joints. This is essential for both sports people and the everyday person in their day to day life. Without this aspect of the treatment process it is possible your pain and dysfunction may recur.

ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENTS

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Many work related injuries are caused by sitting in the wrong position for long periods, chairs that are the wrong height or computers that are in the wrong position. This can lead to back or neck pain, and joint or muscle injuries. These are issues that can be altered very easily with the correct knowledge and the correct workstation setup.

 

  • We will analyze and assess the work area and tasks performed and our assessment will identify risk factors which may be causing current or potential musculoskeletal problems or may be reducing work performance and productivity.
  • We can effectively reduce the risk of your employees’ developing injuries. Stopping injuries before they happen is the most effective way of managing your employees’ health and wellbeing.
  • The assessment will take 30-60 minutes depending on the needs and findings.
  • We will make recommendations regarding lasting, cost effective solutions for changes related to work equipment, desk setup as well as work practices of the individual.
  • We will give advice regarding pause exercises to be done regularly through the day.
  • We will give general advice particular to each individual as required by their particular needs.
  • We will help source the most cost effective equipment if this is required.

 

All the above will be documented in a detailed written report.

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

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Our practice now offers Shockwave Therapy as a treatment modality. We have one of the top branded international machines the Storz Masterpuls MP50. This is the latest innovative treatment technique in the management of soft tissue injuries. Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a high energy soundwave and is a new non-invasive solution for musculoskeletal pain. Click here to see more info

DRY NEEDLING

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Dry needling is the Western approach to traditional Chinese Acupuncture. We use acupuncture needles to stimulate the bodies healing processes by promoting blood flow in the area of pain, injury or muscle spasm. This technique also stimulates the body's many natural pain inhibition systems, thus also stimulating the secretion of natural pain inhibitors.

STRAPPING

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We use different methods of strapping as an aid to immobilisation of joints and providing external support or proprioceptive stimulation to areas of injury. This allows the bodies tissues to heal naturally, for example kinesiotape or rigid strapping.

ELECTROTHERAPY

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Electrotherapy modalities, for example ultrasound and laser therapy, are techniques that are sometimes used in conjunction with manual therapy to aid the healing process.

HOME VISITS

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We provide the convenience of home visits in the Atlantic Seaboard for patients who are unable to come in to our rooms for treatment.

EQUIPMENT

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We sell a number of tried and tested products that can improve the quality of life of our patients.






Conditions We Treat

Back and Neck Pain

The majority of people will suffer from back or neck pain at some time in their life. This can be in the form of disc problems, sciatica, arthritis, postural low back pain, whiplash injuries, stress related neck or back pain or pain due to lifting or bending incorrectly.

 

It is essential to treat the problem as soon as possible, to prevent a long term disability. Physiotherapists use a combination of manual techniques, massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, exercise and stretch to treat back and neck pain.

COLIC

Reading all the literature, you will find a variety of explanations as to the cause of colic. These range from trapping of air in the stomach and gut causing cramping; tension in the connective tissue and muscles or stiffness in the joints of the spine caused by a difficult birth, problems with the pregnancy or prenatal tension of the mother. Tension restricts the movement of food through the intestines and causes pain.

 

By treating a young baby with gentle spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, the tension around the stomach and gut is reduced, letting food and wind sort themselves out without causing pressure, irritation and pain. The effect of the treatment may be seen immediately of after 2-3 sessions, allowing the baby to rest comfortably and be more content.

SPORTS INJURIES (Muscle and joint injuries)

This includes muscle strains and sprains, cartilage injuries, rotator cuff strain, knee and shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, tendinitis, iliotibial band syndrome, patella femoral pain syndrome.

 

When treating sports injuries, it is essential to always assess the patient holistically. This helps to pick up any underlying weaknesses, like biomechanical imbalances or muscle weakness or tightness that may predispose the patient to an injury. By addressing these key issues, one can often prevent recurrence of the problem.

 

The aim of Physiotherapy treatment is to rehabilitate the athlete post injury to prevent further injury and to return the athlete to their sport in the shortest possible time.

 

The function of a multi-disciplinary team is essential for inter referral if further investigation is necessary, and we have many highly trained Specialists who are experts in their fields that we work with and refer to where necessary.

PREVENTATIVE CARE

It’s not only when you have an injury or are in pain that you should consider Physiotherapy as the treatment of choice. It is also used as a maintenance tool, to prevent pain, muscle tightness and joint stiffness.

 

We service our cars regularly to keep the car in good condition and prevent problems from occurring. So too should we look after our bodies. Our lives these days are so frenetic, too busy to really take care of ourselves. We sit at desks all day, with poor posture, don't exercise enough or over exercise and strain our muscles, don't stretch properly and do extreme sports that abuse our bodies!

 

On the flip side, we may have arthritis, osteoporosis or fibromyalgia. These are chronic conditions that don't go away. They can however be managed with regular exercise and mobilisation to keep joints, muscles and nerves flexible and mobile and maintain your quality of life.


By looking after your body with regular Physiotherapy treatment you will maintain your OPTIMAL HEALTH.

HEADACHES

Headaches can develop as a result of tension in the muscles of the head and neck, stiffness in the joints in the neck, emotional stress and poor posture. Headaches that originate from neck dysfunction can be very successfully managed and prevented with Physiotherapy treatment.

 

Cervical headaches can present with different symptoms, for example pain in the neck or base of the skull, tension in the jaw and temple, pain or pressure in the forehead or eyes, light headedness or dizziness or nausea.

 

Treatment would involve spinal joint mobilisation and soft tissue release, possible dry needling, stretching and strengthening exercises. Advice on posture and ergonomics is important for long term management, including advice on relaxation and stress management.

CHEST CONDITIONS

Physiotherapy is a critical tool in the treatment of acute chest conditions like pneumonia or bronchitis where it is necessary to help clear secretions or help improve lung function. This is important in babies to the elderly. We also have the facility to collect sputum specimens from babies.

PRE or POST OPERATIVE REHABILITATION

Physiotherapy is essential before and after surgery to mobilise and rebuild muscle strength that has been lost due to inactivity or immobilisation in splints or casts etc. Should the rehabilitation not be performed, the patient will be left at risk of re-injury or with a residual weakness that will leave them vulnerable to problems at a later stage.

 

Balance and proprioceptive retraining, core and trunk stabilisation strengthening exercises and strengthening of the area that was injured are all critical to full recovery. Depending on the surgery, the Physiotherapist through liaison with the Surgeon and Health team,  will follow a rehabilitation program that will return the patient to full function in a safe and controlled manner.