With a neck problem you could experience pain in your neck, shoulder, mid-back, arm or headaches. Likewise with a back problem you could experience pain in your back, groin, hip or leg. These symptoms may be caused by an injury to any of the following:
•Discs – a disc can cause pain in your neck or shoulder, which may radiate as far as your hand.
•Muscles – with neck pain the muscles in the affected area can go into spasm (cramp). Poor posture especially when sitting for long periods can cause problems in the muscles of the neck and upper back.
• Joints – stiffness and degeneration of the spinal and sacro-iliac joints are common causes of low back pain.
• Ligaments – spinal ligaments sprains are generally caused by over-stretching or trauma such as a fall.
• Nerves – compression of a nerve such as the sciatic nerve can cause pain, pins and needles and numbness in your leg.
There are also certain syndromes associated with neck pain such as whiplash, jaw pain and
Sporting activities make specific demands on the body. Regardless of the level of preparation or participation, these demands make the athlete susceptible to injury. Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of sports injuries and this ensures effective management of an injury with the earliest return to full sporting participation while minimising the risk of re-injury.
Common sports injuries can be categorised according to how they happened:
Sporting event/pitch side services:
Soft tissue treatments, taping/strapping etc.
Assessment of injuries sustained during participation, with suitable first aid and initial injury management
Advice and education on subsequent injury management to ensure optimised recovery
Musculoskeletal ultrasound has become an established imaging technique & may be more effective than MRI for picking up changes in tendon structures. It allows physiotherapists at Kilcock Physiotherapy Clinic to confirm the clinical evidence established during initial assessment and determine appropriate management. It can be used to evaluate soft tissue injuries such as muscle tears/bursitis/tendinopathy etc.
‘Arthritis’ is a general term given to a group of conditions that affect the joints in the body. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage. Physiotherapy plays an important role in managing arthritis. It can help you to maintain independence through improved mobility, strength and flexibility.
Groin & Pelvic Injuries
These type of injuries have become more prevelant in sport, particularly Gaelic football and Soccer, due to the increased intensity of training and more commonly poor conditioning programmes. The range of conditions include Osteitis Pubis, Hernia, Adductor Tendonopathy and Piriformis Syndrome. The key to treating these injuries, as with most, is a clear and early diagnosis, at Kilcock Physiotherapy Noel Mallon and his team continue to regularly and successfully treated these injuries and assist people to return to full participation in competitive sport.
Biomechanics, Gait Analysis & Orthotic devices
The use of a custom arch-support is a non-invasive way to reduce or eliminate knee, lower back, hip or feet pain by improving structural alignment and/or restricting or enhancing motion. They restore walking and running patterns, and play an important role in the prevention and long term solution of many problems in the lower limbs. They work best when used in conjunction with restorative exercises recommended by your physiotherapist. Orthotics can be used to treat a variety of injuries including knee pain, bunions, shin splints, flat feet and plantar fasciitis. The orthotic devices we prescribe can vary from simple arch supports to customised insoles formed from plaster casts of the feet and made in a lab to produce a unique support of your foot.
Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN) is used for the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction. This approach is based on Western anatomical and neuro-physiologic principles. MDN involves introducing fine, sterile acupuncture needles into “trigger points” of muscles. A trigger point (a knot in a muscle) is a hyperirritable spot within a muscle. Trigger points are tender on compression and can give rise to distinctive referred pain.
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