We treat a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal complaints utilising the current evidence based regimes.
Treatment techniques include:
If your back pain is not settling with simple self-care options it can be helpful to make an appointment to see a physiotherapist. They can provide treatment to relieve the pain and teach you how to look after your back to prevent future episodes.
Headaches may be due to disorders of the neck or physical and emotional tension. A physiotherapist can treat headaches originating from the neck or soft tissues and show you how to prevent the pain recurring.
Problems in the shoulder occur with everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. It is sensible to consult a physiotherapist if your shoulder pain fails to clear up after a couple of days of rest and application of ice (if the injury is recent) or heat (if the pain is from a chronic condition).
Knee injuries are often caused by overuse and there are ways to prevent them. A physiotherapist can prescribe a tailored series of exercises to prevent and manage injury to your knees.
Common sporting injuries include joint sprains, muscles strains, tendon injuries and bony overuse injures. A physiotherapist is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
Steve Purcell offers acupuncture in conjunction with his other treatments. Some of the conditions that may benefit from acupuncture include: sprains and strains, spinal dysfunction, arthritis, headaches and migraine.
Neck related dizziness is a syndrome of neck pain accompanied by a sense of motion often occurring as a result of whiplash or head injury. It will usually resolve with treatment of the neck problem but may require medical evaluation to exclude other causes of dizziness.
Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders or dysfunction(TMD). Treatment can include relaxation techniques and stress management, behaviour changes to reduce or stop clenching, physical therapy and posture training.