During and after pregnancy women can suffer with pelvic pain and ongoing muscle problems. Here at The Boathouse we have extensive experience in treating pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, muscle separation and pelvic floor problems. We aim to keep you pain free, mobile and strong during your pregnancy in preparation for your labour and days with the baby.
We can assess and treat acute and chronic sporting injuries for recreational and professional athletes. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of sports including swimming, running, rowing, triathlon, rugby, football, netball, basketball, skiing, tennis, horse riding and hockey.
Our goal is to return you to your training and sport as soon as possible and in the best possible condition. We also aim help prevent further injuries through pre-conditioning and advice. We can advise on bracing and are able to tape patients and teach self-taping techniques where necessary.
We can treat all joint, muscle, tendon, ligament injuries, both acute and chronic in nature. We will do a holistic assessment of your condition to establish the root cause and aim to effectively treat the cause not just the symptoms.
PRE & POST OP
Having worked within hospital settings we have extensive knowledge of current surgical procedures. We have close working relationships with many of the Consultants in the surrounding areas and are happy to liaise with those out of area. We are up to date with current post-operative protocols and aim to get you back to activity in the best possible condition after your operation. We also have a strong emphasis on maximising your outcomes form your operation by getting you ready for your surgery in the weeks prior to your operation.
We offer acupuncture as an effective way of treating acute and chronic pain, muscle tension, neurological pain, headaches and inflammation. We can use acupuncture in conjunction with other therapies to maximise the potential effects of treatment.
Physiotherapy aims to slow the progression of arthritic change by strengthening muscles, and stabilising joints. We can also help manage pain symptoms caused by arthritis with many techniques including acupuncture, massage, joint mobilisations, electrotherapies, taping and braces. We can advise patients on the best activities to stay active and mobile.
Pilates aims to strengthen patient’s core stability and improve posture by optimising muscle activity. This can be extremely beneficial to patients with back, pelvis and neck troubles as well as general joint and muscle injuries. We aim to enable patients to feel confident with techniques so they can progress into group class settings.
We are able to assess and advise patients at home or in the workplace at their workstation to ensure optimum sitting and working positions. Many ongoing symptoms are linked to working postures and this service is an effective way to manage these problems effectively.
At the Boathouse we are experienced in treating children and adolescents with musculoskeletal injuries. We can help after sporting injuries and are happy to liaise with coaches and schools where appropriate. For patients under 16 years of age parents or guardians will need to be present during assessment and treatment.