At Newtri-fis we offer a wide variety of treatments
We treat not only sports and soft tissue injuries but also offer specialized treatments for neck & back pain disorders, for those with headaches and migranes we offer a specific targeted releif. Joint problems, and repetitive strain injuries are also covered aswell as postural dysfunction and post-surgery fracture and elective joint replacement rehabilitation.
The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body.
These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, are common soft-tissue injuries.
When soft tissue is damaged, there is usually immediate pain along with immediate or delayed swelling (excessive swelling can slow the healing process). Stiffness is also very common as a result of the trauma and swelling. Bruising may also develop after 24-48 hours. Healing is a continuum. At six weeks post-soft tissue injury your healing tissue is reasonably mature but as you stretch, strength and stress your new scar tissue it often finds that it is not strong enough to cope with your increasing physical demand.
Disorders that can produce neck and back pain include muscle strain, ligament sprain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, facet joint pain, internal disc disruption, somatic dysfunction, spinal fracture, vertebral osteomyelitis, and polymyalgia rheumatica.
In the other mechanical disorders, there are no specific lesions, or the findings (eg, disk bulging or degeneration, osteophytes, spondylolysis, congenital facet abnormalities) are common among people without neck or back pain, and thus are questionable as the etiology of pain.
However, the etiology of back pain, particularly if mechanical, is often multifactorial, with an underlying disorder exacerbated by fatigue, physical deconditioning, muscle pain, poor posture, weakness of stabilizing muscles and decreased flexibility. Thus, identifying a single cause is often difficult or impossible.
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound. The headache is caused by the contraction of muscles between the head and neck.
A migraine, in comparison, tends to range from moderate to very severe throbbing pain at the front or the side of the head. It can be unrelenting and carry on for days and is accompanied by other symptoms sometimes described as the ‘aura’.
Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection. Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder pain, ankle pain, and knee pain.
Occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) is usually associated with repetitive hand movements such as typing, but any part of the body can be affected.
Symptoms vary, depending on the individual, the site of injury and the severity of thecondition. However the symptoms include swelling, pain and weakness in theaffected joints.
Vulnerable tendons can be overworked and inflamed by repetitious manual tasks such as working on a keyboard, working on an assembly line or even playing a musical instrument. It is not possible to ‘work through’ OOS. Initially the pain and stiffness may be slight and only noticeable while the particular manual task is performed. If these symptoms are ignored the discomfort will escalate until the joints, muscles and tendons are painful even when at rest.
Postural dysfunction or “Poor” posture is defined as when our spine is positioned in unnatural positions, in which the curves are emphasised and this results in the joints, muscles and vertebrae being in stressful positions. This prolonged poor positioning results in a build-up of pressure on these tissues.
Rounded shoulders are typically caused by poor posture habits, muscle imbalances and focusing too much on certain exercises, such as too much focus on chest strength while neglecting the upper back.
Exercises to strengthen your core, upper back and chest muscles will help correct rounded shoulder. Muscle imbalances occur when one muscle is stronger than its opposing muscle. For example, if you sit all day at a computer or overwork your mirror muscles (like the chest and abs), your shoulders are likely pulled forward creating a strength imbalance between the front of your body and the back.
Most fractured (broken) bones will heal in usually six weeks. But that is only half of the problem.
Unfortunately when you have enough stress placed through your body to fracture a bone there’s usually a lot of other soft tissues and structures that have been damaged in the process.
Add to that the common use of immobilisation in plaster, you’ll have joint stiffness andconsiderable muscle weakness. This may even effect joints that don’t seem related to the break. For example, a fractured shoulder may result in a very stiff elbow or wrist just because you were keeping your shoulder in a sling for a few weeks.Early rehabilitation soon after elective joint replacement is of the utmost importance. An enhanced physiotherapy recovery programme will assist in the healing process and regaining a good level of functional ability is paramount at the acute stage.