Read more about the wide range of treatments we have on offer at Border Physio Clinic.
Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the musculoskeletal system. Our orthopaedic consultant runs a weekly clinic assessing a range of conditions from sports and trauma to degenerative conditions. If initial consultation indicates further investigations or surgery, this can be organised. Joint injections of either steroid or a viscosupplementation product are also carried out.
A Podiatrist is skilled, trained and educated to assess, diagnose and treat problems of the foot and associated structures. Podiatrists are able to provide advice on foot care, health education, gait analysis and footwear advice. Your Podiatrist can advise on workplace footwear, the right type of shoes for you, or the most suitable shoes to prevent foot problems. Much of the work of a podiatrist is aimed at prevention and education. Problems treated include plantar fasciitis, flat foot problems, fallen arches, neuromas, hammer toes and Achilles tendonitis. Although we do not have a podiatrist onsite at the clinic, we do refer to an experienced and well trained podiatrist locally.
Reflexology is a complementary treatment which treats the mind, body and spirit via the feet. All that is required is to remove socks and shoes and to sit back and relax.It can help promote better health and improve lifestyle and help you to work towards feeling better in yourself. Reflexology can help all kinds of conditions and ailments e.g. migraines, PMT, menopause, spinal and back problems, depression and stress. It is a deeply relaxing and uplifting treatment. We have Joanne Nelson working with us and her appointments are available on Mondays.
Mindfulness training involves learning the skills to enable us simply to observe and bear witness to the processes of thought & thinking and how this impacts on feeling & moods. Thoughts themselves often aren’t troublesome – its our habitual reactions, judgements, preferences and comparisons in relation to thoughts, thinking or feelings that brings the challenges.
Mickel therapy is a treatment developed in 1999 by a medical doctor (Dr David Mickel ) which seeks to address problems linked to the Hypothalamus gland in the brain. This gland which normally regulates processes throughout the body becomes overactive creating a wide range of symptoms. Mickel therapy draws the distinction between the thinking brain and the core emotional brain which generates emotions independently of thought. The therapy teaches clients to translate their symptoms back into emotions and take corrective action so the symptoms no longer need to occur. The sessions are delivered face to face by qualified therapists and typically last an hour. Mickel therapy is a treatment for “energy disorders” including Chronic fatigue, Post Viral Fatigue, M.E, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as other conditions including anxiety, depression and migraines. It is not passive healthcare and does require the involvement of patients in the process.
Acupuncture is one of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been developed and practised for over 2000 years. It follows the principle that the smooth flow of qi (energy) throughout the body is essential for good health. If this flow is disrupted in any way, pain or illness may occur. Acupuncture works by accessing points along the pathways (meridians) of qi to correct the flow. Fine needles (sterile, single use) are inserted into the body at these points. Levels of sensation vary from person to person and also upon the location of the point on the body. The feeling of the needles is often likened to a mild tingling or a dull ache. Acupuncture is holistic and aims to treat the root of health problems by seeing the whole person. This means it can be effective for a wide range of conditions, from a specific osteoarthritis of the knee to a general feeling of poor health with no obvious diagnosis.
Qi Gong Tui Na Massage
Tui na follows the same principles as acupuncture and uses massage techniques, instead of needles, to correct the flow of qi in the body. It is ideal for anyone who would like acupuncture but is not keen on needles as it can be used to treat the same conditions as acupuncture would. This particular style of tui na (qi gong tui na) is quite gentle, focusing on a quieter approach to body work but with deep, long lasting effects. The massage concentrates on the effected area but will generally involve the whole body, working along the meridians. It is normally carried out over clothing and it is important to wear something that is lightweight, loose and comfortable. Treatments are very relaxing and it can be especially useful in helping to relieve stress and anxiety.
Is a body conditioning routine developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It is a routine which helps to build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the whole body. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing and developing a strong core centre. It also improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture and teaches how to move with ease. It is useful for improving balance, lumbar stabilization and flexibility, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Please contact the clinic for details. We may be able to provide sport massage and/or physiotherpay input as your event requires.