Time to ask: what can your physio do for YOU?
At Apex Clinic, we consider ourselves as a partner in helping runners and other athletes achieve their goals. That is why, this month, we decided to tell you about all the things the team at Apex Clinic is doing to help stave off injuries before they occur, as well as to treat and clear long-standing injuries and acute aches and pains.
Biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment:
Prevention really is the best cure when it comes to injury management. Apex Clinic’s one hour preventative biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment outlines any abnormalities or compensations in the body so that we can help avoid these leading to pain or injury in the future, as well as to identify, treat and clear any existing aches or pains.
Never give up in finding a cure for existing pain:
At Apex Clinic we offer a unique New Zealand/ Australian approach to physiotherapy management and we pride ourselves on our high success rate in clearing pains which have not been successfully cleared by treatment elsewhere. A second opinion from Apex Clinic will provide a fresh approach to assessing your injury and may be just what is needed to clear that long-standing pain where other rehabilitation treatments have failed.
Sports massage as a preventative measure to keep muscles on top form:
For anyone running twice weekly or more, we recommend a monthly sports massage. The type of massage offered at Apex Clinic focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. This helps maintain healthy muscle by breaking up and eliminating scar tissue in the leg muscles which, if left to build up, will increase the risk of pulling a muscle and stopping you in your tracks.
Podiatry and foot function: footwear advice, custom-made and preformed orthoses:
Apex Clinic podiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating foot pain which, in many cases, stems from poor foot function. Common foot conditions such as fallen arches (flat feet), if left untreated, can cause painful symptoms not only in the feet, arches and heels, but also in the ankles, shins, calves, knees, hips and lower back. Once diagnosed, our podiatrists can prescribe orthoses (or insoles) to support the arches or improve the foot function, relieving pressure and reducing pain.
Neck-related headaches and migraines:
Many people don’t realise that headaches or migraines can stem from damage, stiffness or stress in the structures of the neck. These headaches can often be worsened by running, due to the high impact involved. Apex Headache Clinic is the first physiotherapy-based clinic in Northern Ireland to treat headaches and migraines using a unique regime of manual physiotherapy techniques. At Apex Clinic, we tackle and treat pain at its source, reducing the need for patients to rely on tablets which only ever succeed in masking the pain.
The team at Apex Clinic is here to help YOU reach your running goals:
Our experienced team of 7 full-time physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropodists, podiatrists and dieticians, are always at hand to treat spinal and neck problems, sports injuries, headaches, conditions of the feet, as well as offering extensive sports injury rehabilitation programmes.